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.
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.
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.
Ingredients for Homemade Mango Body Butter Recipe:
- whisk or electric mixer
- stirring spoon
- glass bowl
- mixing bowl
- large pot
- air tight jar for storage
DIY Mango Body Butter Instructions:
- 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.
- 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.
- All the mixture to cool by chilling in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
- 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..
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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