Mangoboter (Mangifera indica)
Obtained from mango kernels, this moisturising butter is a gift for thirsty hair and skin.
Where does Lush purchase mango butter?
Lush UK works with a certified Organic and Fair For Life supplier in India. Mangoes are harvested from the forest floor by a network of women's cooperatives spread across several states, such as Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. Once harvested, the fruit’s seed is separated from the juicy flesh by hand and processed into a rich butter. The supplier is also interested in sourcing kernels from the mango pulp industry in the future, where they're considered waste.
With seven manufacturing sites across the globe, this information may vary depending on where your Lush products were made.
What are the benefits of mango butter in cosmetics?
Mango butter provides the same moisturising and lubricating properties as cocoa butter, but melts a lot faster. It is a great emollient, bringing softness and elasticity to the skin.
What are mangoes exactly?
Mangifera indica is an evergreen tree belonging to the cashew family (Anacardiaceae). The shape of its fruit ranges from heart-like oval to long and slender, depending on the variety.
Colours can also vary, from bright yellow and red hues to shades of green. Each variety has a flattened seed in the middle surrounded by a juicy yellow pulp with a distinctive sweet-spicy flavour. Whereas mangos seem exotic in countries like the UK, they are actually more cultivated and consumed worldwide than apples!
The name mango comes from the Malayalam word ‘manna’ which means ‘divine food’. The fruit is of great importance in folklore and religious traditions in India. It often relates to beautiful women, appealing fragrances, abundance, and luxurious meals. It is said that Buddha himself used to meditate and rest in the peaceful shade of mango groves.