Homemade Mango Body Butter Recipe

Make your own body butter with this easy 5-step DIY beauty recipe. This one uses mango butter which is full in A, C and E, which work to combat free radicals to smooth and moisturize your skin.

DIY Mango Body Butter Recipe

Sometimes your skin just needs a little extra TLC and this DIY body butter recipe is the perfect remedy! This all-natural recipe is made from a few simple ingredients and will help to rehydrate your skin, leaving it soft and silky.

The Benefits of Mango Butter

Derived from the lush rain-forests of the world, the deliciously sweet fruit of the mango is full of moisture. Mangoes not only nourish the body internally, but can also provide skin with sweet treats as well. These benefits include moisturizing abilities and vitamins A, C and E, which help to combat free radicals damage from the sun’s rays and air pollution. When applied to the skin, mango butter has the ability to protect it from the sunburn and dryness, as well as sooth skin.

You only need 4 simple ingredients to make your own DIY body butter!

It might seem daunting, but don’t be intimidated by making your own skincare products at home. This creamy mango body butter is achievable in a just a few easy steps. Basically, once your butters are melted and you’ve added your oils, you chill it, whip it, and voila! You’ve made your own homemade whipped body butter. Keep reading for all the details!



  • whisk or electric mixer
  • stirring spoon
  • glass bowl
  • mixing bowl
  • large pot
  • air tight jar for storage

DIY Mango Body Butter Instructions:

1. Your first step is to fill your pot with water so it’s about 1/3 -1/2 full and your glass bowl can sit in it half immersed. Then take your shea butter and mango butter and place them in glass bowl. Turn your stove on to medium heat and bring the water to a low boil to melt your butters down. Stir often while melting.

2. When the butters are completely melted, carefully remove your glass bowl from the pot of hot water. Stir in the almond oil and 20-25 drops of mango essense oil.

3. All the mixture to cool by chilling in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

4. Once the mixture has cooled, whip it with an electric mixer or whisk until you have soft peaks and a creamy texture.

Now it’s ready to massage it into your skin for some body butter bliss. To store, place in an airtight container and set in a cool place—it should keep for about 3-4 months.

Keep reading for some helpful pro-tips..

Making your own body butter with this easy with this 4 step, 4 ingredient DIY beauty recipe. This one uses mango butter which is full in A, C and E, which work to combat free radicals to smooth and moisturize your skin.

Pro Tips for DIY Body Butters

Having your mixture chilled to the right consistency will make the whipping process a lot easier—we recommend checking on it every 5 minutes once it reaches the 10 minute mark. Once it reaches a slight thick soupy consistency, it’s ready to whip! It’s helpful to have an electric mixer on hand for that, but a regular whisk will do just fine (see how we kicked it old school? Bonus: you’ll get a mini arm workout!) If you’ve left your mixture in the fridge for too long, don’t worry, just place your glass bowl in warm water and stir till the mixture has softened. If you ace that part but over whipped, there’s also an easy fix: melt it back down and repeat the process. It’s pretty much a fool-proof recipe.

Next, let’s talk storage: an airtight container like a mason jar will do just fine. It should keep about 2-3 months if stored in a cool area. If you live in a warm climate over 75 degrees, you may want to keep it in the fridge to prevent it from melting anywhere but on your beautiful skin!

DIY mango body butter recipe

Love making your own DIY beauty products?
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  • Emily @ TwoPurpleCouches
    February 18, 2014

    Oooh, this sounds lovely! My skin’s been taking a beating this winter!

    • Eileen
      March 1, 2014

      So has mine! But this recipe has really helped 🙂

  • Miss Foodie Fab
    April 14, 2014

    Why do I want to eat this?! *sigh* I need help. Awesome, and pinned for later.

    • Eileen
      April 15, 2014

      Well it is edible lol! Probably won’t take taste as good as it looks though! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      • Joy Hughes
        December 2, 2019

        No, it’s not edible, it has fragrance oil in it, that’s not a natural ingredient, and also would aggravate the skin eventually, mango fragrance oil would be something to leave out.

  • AngelGabe
    October 13, 2014

    FYI: mangoes are related to POISON OAK! Found this out the hard way while traveling to Hawaii and eating them!

  • Grace04240
    October 15, 2014

    Where did you get your mango butter? Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing.

  • Samantha Angell
    January 13, 2015

    Oh wow, I am so looking forward to trying this out! I love using body butters, especially in the dry winter air.

  • Savanna McCurry
    January 13, 2015

    Amazing! I bet this smells awesome! I would love to make this mango butter, it would make my dry skin feel a lot better!

    • Eileen @ YesMissy
      January 14, 2015

      It works like magic on dry skin! I think you’d love it. Thanks Savanna!

  • rm29303
    January 13, 2015

    I bet that smells terrific! Winter time is so hard on my skin I need some of this pronto!

  • Franc Ramon
    January 13, 2015

    This is easy to prepare and comes with a good scent. I’m sure the skin would feel pampered once you used this.

  • odouglass
    January 13, 2015

    My best friend would love this, I’ll have to make it for her as a gift! Thank you for the great recipe and idea.

  • Echo (The Mad Mommy)
    January 13, 2015

    Ohhh, I love mango, so I bet this body butter smells fantastic! I am going to have to head over for the recipe!

  • Jennifer
    January 13, 2015

    I’ll definitely be giving this a try. Chicago winters are just TERRIBLE on my skin.

  • courtney
    January 13, 2015

    Omg this sounds pretty fabulous!!! I love the smell of mangos so much!! Will have to try this out 🙂

  • tessa s
    January 13, 2015

    This looks amazing! I bet it smells soooo good!

    • Eileen @ YesMissy
      January 14, 2015

      It smells great and it’s so good for your skin too! Thanks Tessa!

  • Jennifer Juro
    January 13, 2015

    I love body butter! I had no idea that it was so easy to make at home like this! I would have to do a strawberry or watermelon if it would work out! My daughter loves mango 🙂

  • Cindy
    January 13, 2015

    I HAVE to make this! I didn’t realize its so easy to make. I LOVE mango! I could easily make this for gifts too! I am sure my kids teachers would love this at the end of the year!

  • Rebecca Swenor
    January 14, 2015

    Okay I just have to make this Mango body butter. It sounds amazing and I love the Mango scent. Thanks for sharing.

  • Vidya Sudarsan
    January 14, 2015

    I love body butter.. this sounds so good.. Mango has a nice fragrance.. and your recipe seems quite easy to make 🙂 thanks for sharing..

  • April Mims
    January 14, 2015

    I’ve never tried making body butter but this looks easy enough to make. I’ll have to try it out and maybe some different scents too.

  • Aisha Kristine Chong
    January 14, 2015

    This is truly great – I love a DIY body butter, I should remind this to myself the next time I encounter a mango – plus, mango is indeed good for our skin. Idk why I never thought making a DIY out of it – thanks for this one!

  • Felice Raina
    January 15, 2015

    The recipe is giving me life omg! I love body butter and i’m sure this smells so yummy after applying to your skin 🙂

  • Michelle Hwee
    January 15, 2015

    Wow! Who knew that you could make your own body butter! I love mangoes, they’re so great for your skin and smell divine. I will definitely be trying this out!!

  • d. pucci
    March 26, 2015

    I had not heard of before…so I googled it first…and low and behold there is mango essential oil!

  • Amber Wooldridge
    August 14, 2017

    How do you know you “over whipped”? thanks

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