Mango Body Butter Recipe
Today I’ve got an easy recipe for making your own body butter- from scratch! Before you turn your computer off and run to the store to buy a jar of pre-made lotion, KEEP READING! Today we’ve got a Mango Body Butter recipe that will knock your socks off!
It’s SO SO easy.
And it’s worth it. Packed with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients, this recipe will make you rethink buying your lotion. With a few easy steps and some skin-loving butters and oils, your dry winter skin will be thanking you for this one 🙂
You CAN do it- and here’s how:
1/2 cup Cocoa Butter
1/2 cup Mango Butter
1/4 cup Avocado Oil
Kraft Labels (Optional)
This stuff smells pretty fantastic. Especially during the cold winter months when all I want to do is close my eyes and imagine that I’m on a tropical beach somewhere. Mango reminds me of summer so this fragrance is just the pick-me-up I needed. You can substitute a different fragrance if you’d like- but this one’s pretty darn good.
To melt down the butters (cocoa and mango) place them in a double boiler or similar set-up like mine (a glass Pyrex bowl over a saucepan with a few inches of water in it). Heat over medium heat until both butters and melted into liquid.
Remove the melted butters from the heat and stir in the avocado oil.
Next, add in the fragrance oil. You can use up to 1/2 TBS depending on your preference. I used the full 1/2 TBS and the scent is exactly what I wanted- concentrated but not overpowering. I like my lotions to be very fragrant like what you would find in a store. If you want something softer, just decrease the amount.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes to cool. When the edges start to become opaque, it’s ready.
Using an electric mixer beat the oils on high. The mixture will slowly turn from clear and yellow, to opaque and creamy white.
This step is optional, but I want a soft hint of color to my body butter. Using matte yellow pigment powder, I blended in a VERY small amount for a soft yellow finish.
Scoop the lotion into an airtight container. This recipe filled one large heremes-style jar.
Store the body butter in the airtight container in a dark, cool place (mine is under my bathroom sink) and use within 6 months.
See, I told you it was easy!! This mixture won’t be exactly like a store-bought body lotion because there are no preservatives. The butters will change in texture slightly (just like coconut oil does when it’s at room temp) but will melt into your skin beautifully leaving you with the softest, silkiest skin ever!
Mango Body Butter Recipe