Mango Butter Soap Making and Easy Soap Recipes

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Also known as mango seed butter, mango butter has a consistency similar to shea butter. However, the former moisturizes without greasiness. This butter comes from the seed. Mango butter is not easy to make by hand. So, we are not going to explain the production process in detail. Manufacturers employ the cold-press extraction method using hydraulic pressure. Solvents extraction is another method used for making mango butter. The fresh butter gives a sweet smell which removed by refining the butter.  

Mango Butter Fatty Acid Profile 

What does the butter do in soap recipes? To understand this, let’s have a look at its fatty acid profile

  • Myristic Acid (cleansing, hardness, bubbly lather) : 0%
  • Lauric Acid (cleansing, hardness, bubbly lather) : 0%
  • Oleic Acid (moisturizing, conditioning, lather silkiness) : 38-50% 
  • Linoleic Acid (moisturizing, conditioning, lather silkiness) : 3-7% 
  • Ricinoleic Acid (moisturizing, conditioning, stable creamy lather) : 0%
  • Palmitic Acid (stable creamy lather, hardness) 11-17%
  • Iodine Value (conditioning, hardness) : 40-55

Mango butter plays a part in the hardness of the soap. It also adds moisturizing and conditioning values. 

The SAP value of this butter is: 

  • .188 KOH (Potassium Hydroxide)
  • .135 NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide)

You can use this ingredient in recipes at 5-15%. 

Mango Butter Substitutes in Soap 

You can use other butters such as cocoa butter, shea butter or kokum butter at the place of mango butter.

Soap Recipes  

Charcoal Facial Bar with Avocado, Mango and Babassu  

Want to make soap without coconut oil? There are many soap recipes with and without coconut oil. If you want the bar to be nice and bubbly, you can replace coconut oil with babassu oil. This oil has a fatty acid makeup that is very similar to that of coconut oil. 

Ingredients 

  • 4 oz Mango Butter 
  • 8 oz Babassu Oil 
  • 2 oz Castor Oil 
  • 4 oz Avocado Oil 
  • 12 oz Olive Oil 
  • 9 oz Water 
  • 4.35 oz Lye
  • 2 oz Rice Bran Oil 
  • ½ tablespoon charcoal 

Instructions

  • Melt the mango and babassu.
  • Add liquid oils to the melted mango and babassu and then add charcoal. 
  • Mix to trace after adding the lye solution.  
  • After adding .75 oz of tea tree oil, pour the mix into the mold. 
  • Remove from the mold and cut after 24 hours. Cure for at least 28 days. 

Your soap is ready. 

The Tall And Skinny Shimmy Soap

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Coconut Oil 
  • 2 oz Mango Butter 
  • 4 oz Apricot Kernel Oil 
  • 12 oz Olive Oil 
  • 4.5 oz Sodium Hydroxide 
  • 4 oz Avocado Oil 
  • 9 oz Water 
  • 1 teaspoon White Mica 
  • ½-1 teaspoon Flashdance Mica (Mad Oils)
  • ½-1 teaspoon Tahitian Teal Mica (Mad Oils)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Matte Gold Mica (Mad Oils)  
  • Fragrance or essential oils 

In addition to these ingredients, you also need a tall and loaf mold. 

Instructions

  • Create and set aside lye solution to cool down. 
  • Melt coconut oil and mango butter.  
  • Add liquid oils to melted oils. 
  • Add slow-moving fragrance oils and essential oils. 
  • Let lye solution and oils cool to under 90℉.
  • Emulsify your soap.
  • Divide the soap into 4 parts and use your selected colorants.  
  • Prepare your tall and skinny loaf mold. 
  • Do the tall and skinny shimmy by propping up one side of the mold while pouring. 
  • Pour one of the colors down the lowest side of the mold. 
  • Switch sides. 
  • Now, prop up the mold on the opposite side and pour the next color in exactly the same way but on the opposite side. 
  • Repeat the same with other colors until you reach the top of your mold.  

There are several other soap recipes using mango butter. You might be interested in trying those recipes as well. 

Best of luck.     

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