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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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