How to Make a Mango and Macadamia Body Scrub

I’m keeping this with the Halloween recipes, as let’s be honest, it’s not the prettiest, but wow, does it do its job!

I’m using Macadamia oil which softens and moisturizes the skin creating a protective barrier. It also contains omega-6 linoleic acid which balances sebum production in oily skin.

Mango Butter fits the mango theme, but also softens, soothes and moisturizes the skin with the added benefit of being rich in vitamin c, and Mango fruit powder is one of our exfoliants, as it is an antioxidant that helps to exfoliate and loosen dead skin cells, is high in vitamins A, C and E and Mangiferins which help to protect the skin from UV radiation. Its suggested usage rate is up to 50% with a starting point between 0.5% and 5% depending on what you are making. For an exfoliating scrub, 5% is a good amount, however, do your own research, as fruit powders can irritate if you are allergic, so do a patch test and pick a powder and usage level suitable for you, and adjust the sugar to compensate.

Formula and recipe for a 500g Batch

Phase A – Oil Phase

40% (200g) Macadamia Oil
10% (50g) Mango Butter
5% (25g) Emulsifying Wax
2% (10g) Cetyl Alcohol

Phase B – Cool down Phase

2% (10g) Mango fragrance oil
1% (5g) Phenoxyethanol EHG
1% (5g) Vitamin e
0.10% (Up to 0.50g) Mica or pigment (if omitting, top-up sugar to 34%)

Phase C – Exfoliants

33.9% (169.5g) Granulated Sugar
5% (25g) Mango Fruit Power (if using less, increase sugar)


Add all phase A ingredients to a heatproof beak and heat in a water bath (2” of water in a pan) until all ingredients have melted.

Stir and transfer to a heat-proof bowl.

Mix with a hand-held mixer until combined, come back at intervals to mix as it cools.

Once it has cooled to 40 degrees C or lower, you can add your Phase B ingredients and mix again to combine.

Then add in your Mango fruit powder and mix.

Then add in your Granulated sugar and mix.

Once combined, you can transfer into containers and it’s ready to use.

To use:

The use of emulsifiers in the scrub allows for it to mix with water when in the shower to exfoliate, moisturise and rinse off well.

Take some from the container and massage it into the skin, rinse off.


Note that if you make substitutions, you are making a different product that may or may not work.

If you don’t have Mango butter, then Shea butter will work.

You can use any oil, but it will have different moisturising effects and may feel greasy.

The mango fruit powder is what makes this recipe what it is, but you could try a different fruit powder (check usage rates) or a different fine exfoliant. This may vary the finished texture.


These formulas and recipes are experiments created for the purpose of sharing on Patreon and YouTube. Revega does not make any claims as to their qualifications or the efficacy of the formulations which are listed here for entertainment purposes and accepts no responsibility for how you use these. We are self-taught and offer these videos from our years of knowledge and experience in making our own cosmetic products.

Remember that if you intend to use one of these formulations for your own product range, do your own research, experiments, adjustments and tests before using, gifting or selling.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published