DIY Beauty: Homemade Mango Body Butter Recipe

A luxurious body butter to soothe and nourish dry skin

Follow this recipe to make your own homemade body butter with shea butter, mango butter and almond oil. Visit for the full tutorial!

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 homemade body butter recipe is made from a few simple ingredients and will help to deeply rehydrate your skin, leaving it soft and supple. 

Now I know what you’re thinking, making your own skincare sounds a little overwhelming right?

But don’t be intimidated by making your own natural skincare products at home. This creamy mango body butter is super easy to make in just a few steps and doesn’t require any special tools other than your basic kitchen wares.

So keep reading and get ready to give your skin a luxe little treat with this DIY mango body butter recipe.

Homemade Mango Body Butter Recipe with just 4 ingredients! Learn more at

DIY Body Butter

Conventional skincare products can often include preservatives, synthetic fragrances, parabens and other dubious ingredients.

Homemade skincare treatments are a great natural alternative that allows you to know and control all the ingredients that go into your products and on your skin.

This DIY body butter recipe contains plant-based ingredients, essential oils, and nourishing plant and nut oils that moisturize that help to nurture and protect your skin in a gentle and natural way.

Because body butters are thicker than lotion and richer than regular body lotions, they’re very moisturizing and great for softening those tougher, dry spots, such as knees elbows and feet.

Body butters also contain high amount of natural butters from shea, cocoa or mango butter, as well as natural oils like almond, jojoba, grapeseed, or coconut to deeply hydrate and protect your skin.

To make you own body butter it only requires 3 all natural ingredients. Visit to learn more!

DIY Body Butter – Key Ingredient Benefits

Homemade body butter recipes are basically made by combining oils that are liquid with butters that are solid and whipping them up to create a rich luxe creamy consistency.

Commonly used oils for homemade body butters include coconut oil, almond oil, safflower oil, avocado oil. For this DIY body butter recipe I’ve decided to go with almond oil for our liquid oil base.

Commonly used butters for homdemade body butters include shea butter, mango butter and cocoa butter. And for this DIY body butter recipe I’ll be using a combination of shea butter and mango butter.

Below you can find the benefits to each of the ingredients for this recipe.

Mango Butter Benefits:

Derived from the rain-forests of the world, the deliciously sweet fruit of the mango is full of moisture. Mangoes not only nourish the body internally, but they also provide skin with sweet treats.

Mango butter include moisturizing abilities and vitamins A, C and E, which work to combat free radicals that age skin over time.

When applied to the skin, mango butter has the ability to protect it from the sunburn and dryness as well as sooth sunburned skin.

Shea Butter Benefits:

Shea butter is a proven moisturizer for your skin. It’s derived from shea tree nuts and has high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal ingredient for softening skin.

Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using shea butter on your skin can help to condition, tone, and soothe your skin.

Almond Oil Benefits:

Almond oil has been used for centuries in ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic practices to help soothe and soften the skin and to treat minor wounds and cuts.

Almond oil contains Vitamin A and E, as well Omega-3 fatty acids and Zinc which makes a nourishing ingredient for hydrating and softening the skin.

DIY beauty recipe to make your own mango body butter with easy step by step instructions!

Ingredients for Homemade Mango Body Butter Recipe:

Tools/Supplies required:

  • whisk or electric mixer
  • stirring spoon
  • glass bowl
  • mixing bowl
  • large pot
  • air tight jar for storage
DIY Mango Body Butter Recipe with step by step tutorial lifestyle blogger Eileen Lazazzera of

DIY Mango Body Butter Instructions:

  1. Your first step is to fill your pot with water so that 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 essential 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.

Voila! Now you have your on homemade body butter that’t 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 4-6 months.

Keep reading for some helpful pro-tips for making your body butter just perfect..

Homemade DIY Mango Butter with shea butter, mango butter and almond oil for dry skin.

Pro Tips for Making DIY Body Butters

  • Having your mixture chilled to the right consistency will make the whipping process a lot easier—I 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 a fix. Just melt it back down and repeat the process. It’s pretty much a fool-proof recipe.
  • Lastly, 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!

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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 🙂

  • Eileen
    April 15, 2014

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

  • 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

  • Chloe
    April 25, 2020

    I bet this smells amaaazing!
    Chloe X

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