Making a Mango Puree soap
In this blog post, I’m excited to share with you my method of making a handmade soap from scratch using mango puree. If you’ve never created handmade soaps using fruit purees, I would highly recommend it. In this recipe it is mango but bananas, avocados, papaya are all great.
Please note that this recipe is intended for you if you already know how to do Cold Process Soaps.
I’m no mango lover. I’ll probably eat a few when mango season is in full swing by June, but the excitement I see in so many people about mangoes…well..I can’t identify.
Mango benefits for the skin
(Why I choose mangoes for making handmade soaps)
Even the most avid mango fans, however, will admit that a soft mango is nobody’s preference. These sad, rejected mangoes are the ones we’re going to use in our handmade soap project.
Are mangoes good for the skin? It is interesting that so many different parts of the mango are used in skin care. Mango Butter is extracted from the seed and mango powder is made from the mango skin.
In addition,the pulp of the mango, which is the part I used in this project is great for hydrating the skin, prevents acne breakouts as it’s a perfect astringent. All parts of the mango in skin care do a great job of cleaning the skin and removing bacteria.
The Recipe: Mango Handmade Soap
Sooo. How do you make a mango soap? I’m not going put the method of creating the handmade soap on this post, just the recipe.
In any case, this recipe is intended for the soap maker who is already familiar with the Cold Process.
Mango Puree Handmade Soap Recipe
This is a 2 lb batch
All quantities are weighed
I added the mango puree to the base oils (which is not my usual habit). This worked well. Use the stick blender to incorporate the mango puree into the base oils.
Then I added the lye solution.
In the recipe, I pulled back on the water content a bit as I knew that the mango would add water to the mixture.
You can add the colours in any way that you choose. The concentric circles you see in my soap, came from pouring alternating colours in the same spot.
To keep this 100% natural, you could replace the fragrance oil with 2-3 tsp of an essential oil blend.
NEVER use inferior essential oils in any bath and body project.
Curing will be completed in 6 weeks so be very patient with your beautiful soaps.
I think this is a great way to use all those excess mangoes that are bound to waste.
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