Seasonal cosmetics: 3 recipes at the rhythm of mango

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Seasonal cosmetics 3 recipes at the rhythm of mango

Homemade cosmetics, like cooking, can also be seasonal. With the mango we can prepare a body butter, an oil and a mask.

Seasonal cosmetics 3 recipes at the rhythm of mango

One of the most attractive and appetizing fruits of the summer season is undoubtedly the mango. Juicy, sweet and refreshing, it is the ideal ingredient with which to prepare a multitude of summer recipes such as smoothies, juices, salads and desserts, but the mango has equally delicious and effective uses beyond the table and that we can take advantage of much more than its pulp.

In this article we propose 3 recipes in which to learn how to take advantage of the mango in its entirety, getting involved in the elaboration of our own seasonal homemade cosmetics and letting ourselves be surprised by the varied uses that we can obtain from this exotic fruit.

MANGO BODY BUTTER

Nowadays it is quite common to hear about vegetable butters, coming from fruits and seeds, full of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, appreciated on the table and on the skin. Well, we can also obtain mango butter, by cold pressing the seeds of the fruit. In the case of mango, these seeds are found inside the bone, appearing like an almond when opened in two.

This butter in question is highly moisturizing, softening and refreshing for the skin, very rich in polyphenols, phytosterols and oleic acid, as well as vitamins and carotenes. Despite its dense appearance, it melts quickly with the body temperature or when working it between the hands and has the ability to be absorbed very easily by the skin, which avoids the sensation of an oily film on it and makes it a highly appreciated component. when preparing very emollient body balms and ointments without the need to wait after application.

This ingredient is especially interesting to incorporate in our summer remedies since, in addition to being the season of splendor of this fruit, the preparations made with its butter calm and repair the skin after sun exposure, in addition to preventing the devitalization and aging of the fabrics on which it is applied.

To prepare our body balm, we have made a selection of vegetable butters, oils and waxes, obtaining a highly concentrated, unctuous preparation capable of repairing even the most damaged areas of the body, such as heels, knees and elbows.

Ingredients

  • 15 g of Mango Butter
  • 10 g of Cocoa Butter
  • 10 g of Shea Butter
  • 5 g of candelilla wax
  • ½ tablespoon of Coconut Oil
  • 5 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Orange Essential Oil

Essential oils can be substituted for other scents, depending on personal taste.

Preparation

  1. Melt the chosen butter and the candelilla wax in a bain-marie over a low heat, avoiding that they generate granules when heated.
  2. We add the coconut oil to our mixture, keeping the heat until all our ingredients are completely liquid.
  3. We remove our butter from the heat source, add the selected essential oils and put it in the chosen container, letting it rest until it settles before use.

Precautions

We will avoid using it before sun exposure, due to the possible photosensitivity of the essences used in its development, however, it is a great remedy to calm the skin after contact with external environmental factors or after showering.

MANGO OIL

If we want to make our own mango butter at home, we must count on the fact that the seed we have talked about above is not especially rich in oils, so we can choose to macerate it, using vegetable oils as a solvent, to obtain an oil of mango equally packed with body care benefits.

Olive, sesame, avocado, almonds … by macerating our mango seed in any of these oils, we combine the properties of both, in addition to being able to adapt our preparations to the intended use. The sweet almond oil can be a good basis on which to marinate our mango seed, obtaining oil suitable for all skin types, including those designed to atopy, desquamation and / or eczema.

If we want to combat the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines, slowing down skin aging, we can make our own facial elixir by macerating the mango almond in a nourishing and firming combination of avocado, macadamia and raspberry seed oils.

HOMEMADE MANGO HAIR MARKER

Both the mango butter, which we talked about above, and the pulp of the fruit in synergy with other natural ingredients, are great remedies to end dryness, split ends and roughness, also providing a soft and pleasant aroma to the hair.

To prepare this hair recipe we have chosen the banana as a companion fruit due to its high zinc content, which gives strength to the hair and prevents it from falling out. In addition, thanks to the vegetable oils of almonds and coconut, we provide nutrition and repair to damaged or damaged hair, brittle or with a tendency to tangle.

What do we need to transform these ingredients into a hair remedy?

Ingredients

  • Blender.
  • ½ Mango. (Pulp)
  • 1 Banana.
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil.

Preparation

We place our peeled fruits in the blender glass and add the melted coconut and almond oils to the mixture. We beat the ingredients well until we obtain a creamy paste that is well linked to each other.

How to apply it

We spread our mask on the hair, massaging it, so that the product penetrates better, and we let it act for 20 or 30 minutes, being able to cover the hair with a shower cap or towel during this time to increase the effects of our hair remedy.

After this time, we just have to rinse the hair well with water to remove the remains of the mask from it. You will see the results instantly!

And you, do you dare to take the handle from the table to the cosmetics?

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