Mango Butter Soap Recipe - Three Versions of This Easy to Make Soap
Today we’re going to be making three versions of soaps with mango butter as the main ingredient!
Why are we going tropical this week? I don’t know, spring is here and I have a hungering for summer I guess…you know, the sun, the drinks, and the beach….the mango.
Fun fact – Did you know that mango originates from India, about 5,000 years ago? I watch a lot of cooking shows, and now it makes sense why they use this ingredient in all of their food – from main courses to desserts. Also, mangos are related to cashews and pistachios, how cool is that?
And my favorite fact of all – they provide 100 percent of your daily vitamin C, 35 percent of your daily vitamin A, and 12 percent of your daily fiber. Talk about healthy fruit!
Keep in mind, I don’t recommend this to those with sensitive skin or those allergic to mango - I suggest using avocado butter or shea butter instead.
Tiny hint - If you like extra simple recipes – you can buy melt-and-pour mango butter soap base, add coloring or fragrance, and voila, you’re done! But since I couldn’t find this particular melt-and-pour base in my storage (perhaps I should go to the crafts store already!), I’m going to be using my standard – simple melt-and-pour base.
Ingredients for All Three Homemade Mango Butter Soap Recipes
- Melt-and-pour – Take as much as you want to make – the amount needed varies with your mold. 1 pound of base = Four 4 oz. bars, or approximately 2 cups of soap.
- Mango butter – Use 2 TBSP per 1 pound of soap.
- Mango Essential Oil – if you don’t like mango scent you can use anything else, like papaya, dragon fruit, banana…
- Red food coloring (actually I recommend orange food coloring, but I’m kind of on a budget, so my pantry only allows me to keep red and green, or blue)
- One small children’s toy
Step by Step Directions for Mango Butter Soap Recipes
1. Mango Treasure Soap
Okay, this one is great for kids, but I kind of like using it myself, as well. I don’t know, I guess I’m more of a Peter Pan than I thought.
- Your 1st Step :– Take your melt-and-pour soap base and place it into a bowl. If you want it to heat up faster – try grating it, instead of cutting it in little pieces. Place the bowl in a microwave and keep heating it up every 30 seconds, until it melts halfway.
- Instead of a microwave you can use the stove. Just place the bowl with the soap into a pot with water, and gently heat it up while stirring.
- Your 2nd Step :– Add the mango butter.
Fun fact about mango butter – did you know that it helps with softening of the skin, it helps combat dry skin, eczema and dermatitis? Plus, it helps in protecting the skin against UV radiation, and it’s great for sunburn, insect bites, rashes and it has anti-aging properties? I mean, wow.
- Your 3rd Step :– Stir in the mango butter until you see it dissolve into the melt-and-pour.
- Your 4th Step :– Because this is ‘kid’s soap’, I’m not going to use any essential oils. I’ve noticed that some kids don’t like strong scents, especially mango, so I tend to stay away from them. Plus, the soap is more natural this way, and it doesn’t irritate the skin.
- Your 5th Step :– Pour the mixture into your mold.
- Your 6th Step :– Quickly drop in the small toy you’ve picked, and let it sink in.
Let it cure for 12 hours, and voila! You’re very own, all natural, treasure mango soap!
2. Tropicana Soap
- Your 1st Step :– Repeat the steps from above – from 1st to 3rd step.
- Your 4th Step :– Add in your food coloring.
Tiny hint – If you have a lot of ‘tropical’ colors just laying around – like red, orange, hot pink, yellow – you can mix them all in! But don’t mix them with the spatula! Use a tiny toothpick, and gently swirl so the colors combine into a vortex. Today I will only be using the red coloring but feel free to experiment!
- Your 5th Step :– Now, add 10 drops of Mango Essential Oil per pound of soap, and stir.
- Your 6th Step :– Now, gently pour the mixture into your mold, and let it cure for 24 hours. That’s it. I know, even I couldn’t believe it!
3. Indian Breakfast Soap
- Your 1st Step :– Repeat the steps from the first recipe above – from 1st to 3rd step.
- Your 4th Step :– Add 10 drops of Mango Essential Oil per pound of soap, and stir.
- Your 5th Step :– Add 2 tbsp of ground cinnamon per pound of soap.
- Your 6th Step :– If you’re feeling adventurous I invite you to add 5 drops of Cinnamon essential oil! I just love that spicy scent in the morning! It gives an extra kick, sometimes it works even better than coffee.
Let it cure for 48 hours, and the soap is read for usage!
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