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Anmol
« on: August 31, 2007 10:33:33 AM »

Hi everyone, I'm from India & I'm new to making beauty products. I read all these wonderful recipes like body butters & want to try them out, but can't as the ingredients are not available in India. Having stuff shipped from other parts of the world would be too expensive.

So I want to know if mango butter can be made at home.


Other things that aren't available here- Shea butter, grape seed oil, emu oil, cocoa butter, jojoba oil Sad

Any help will be appreciated. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007 10:43:14 AM »

Mango butter is made from the seed of the mango. Try grinding the seed into a find powder. The add it to a solid oil like coconut oil. This is just an idea. It may not work but its worth a try. You can always just add the powder to your products as well.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007 04:22:48 AM »

You can make something similar but you'd need mango seed oil (which I've never seen).

There's no online sources for delivery?
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Anmol
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007 05:05:41 AM »

^ there are, but the delivery costs more that the item itself. So I can't buy.

But I like the idea about gringing the seed. After I add it to the oil I'll strain it.

Another way I just thought of is to cut the seed into pieces & soak it or boil it in some oil. I think I'll try both methods & see how things go.

But cutting or grinding the seed will be difficult- it's really hard.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007 01:13:41 PM »

I think making your own vegetable butters would be very labor intensive. Just pressing oil from seeds is a pretty intense process. Another alternative to ordering expensive butters from other countries is making new recipes using the oils that are available to you locally.

From what I understand there are many wonderful ingredients produced in India. Virgin Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, Amla, and Brahmi Oil are only a fraction of what you may be able to find in your own country.

I would check and see what solid vegetable oils and butters are available in your local shops and markets. Once you find that out you could ask your folks on Craftster for help making recipes from them. You may turn out with some wonderful formulas!
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Anmol
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007 04:36:38 AM »

^ Thanks for that piece of advice. Actually I have believed that myself- that it is good to try and use stuff that is locally produced, because it will not only be cheap but also of good quality.

But I absolutely ADORE mangoes. I love the smell  the taste  the colour. So I thought- mango butter? yummy Grin

Anyway, I will try to make this in mango season- May. But I won't be holding my breath. I realise that it will be really hard to make mango butter.

I do love stuff that we get in India, but I would love to try out stuff that you get in other countries also. May be some day Smiley
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