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Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe

If you haven been looking for an awesome Whipped Mango Butter recipe, this blog is for you.

Shea Butter is our rock star ingredient when it comes to making skin care at home, and that’s because it is proven to be the richest, “fattest”, most moisturizing and somewhat healing of all cosmetic butters.

But unrefined Shea Butter has one draw back: it has a detectable nutty/smokey scent. Because of the way it is extracted, and because Unrefined Shea is not processed or bleached in any way to remove smells (nor color), it smells “smokey”. Think of when you smoke meat or make barbecue, and it will give you the concept of why Unrefined Shea picks up a smokey/nutty scent.

The best butter substitute to shea is Mango Butter: it is practically unscented, so when you add your essential oils, there isn’t any other scent from your butter affecting the scent of your formulation. With unrefined Shea Butter, some people complain that they add a lot of essential oils to their recipes but this does not “cover” the shea nutty scent. If this sounds like a problem you’ve run into, Mango Butter may be for you.

Here is a cool experiment where I made the same body butter recipe using only shea in one, and mango in the other one. The final results were different and I hope the article can help you decide which butters to use for your projects.

A few words about Mango Butter

If you’ve had the mango fruit before, you know that when you are done eating it, you are left with a large, oval, flat seed, whitish in color.

When you break that hard, large seed (it takes a hammer to break it open) you will find something resembling a big lima bean. That’s where the mango butter comes from, that bean-shaped thing gets mechanically pressed and filtered and smashed until a semi-hard butter is formed.

Our Mango Butter is sourced from gorgeous India, where about 1/2 of the world mango production is done. I think it’s amazing that someone bothered to get down to the contents of the mango seed to find what millions of people in the world today use as one of their cosmetic butter, right?

Read more detailed information about Mango Butter in this article.

Whipped Mango Butter Recipe

What’s so special about this recipe? A couple of things:

  1. Unlike most other recipes for body butter we have available, for this one you will NOT melt the mango butter.
  2. You will only use one carrier oil in addition to the Mango Butter.

Any variations of these two little tricks and the final consistency won’t be as creamy as in this one. So here it is:


How to:

  • Cut the mango butter in small cubed about 1/2 inch size and put them in a bowl
  • Using a fork or spoon, smash down the mango butter against the sides of the bowl until you have a uniform paste
  • Add the jojoba oil a bit at a time, then stir the mango butter and jojoba oil together
  • Using an electric mixer, whip it for 5 minutes or until it has a nice whipped look. Make sure to scrape butter from the sides to add it to the whipping. The bigger the batch you make, this more this step is important as you don’t want to have parts of the butter not fully whipped like the rest.
  • as the final step, add your choice of essential oils and give it one more good whip

Your final result will be a creamy and almost liquid, smooth body butter that will hold its consistency for several months.

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109 responses to “Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe

    1. It depends on how much you compact the butter in your cup, but I’d say that 4 oz will give you about 1 cup.

    2. Hi,

      I’ve been using this recipe now for months, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I live in a dry climate, especially in the winter. Its also HUGE to get away from all the toxic commercial skin products. Double bonus!



    1. Hi Barb, Vitamin E is not a preservative, preservatives kill bacteria, mold and yeast. Vitamin E can act an anti-oxidant for this whipped body butter and will prolong the shelf life of it a bit, but honestly the ingredients here are shelf stable so it will last you 6-12 months as long as you store it away from direct sun. Feel free to ask anything else you want to know!

      1. Hi Isabella, I made this yesterday and in a word … WOW! It melts on contact with your skin. It felt a bit tacky at first but it did sink into my skin after a bit. It made my skin feel super smooth and moisturized. Your recipe was SUPER SIMPLE and took hardly anytime to make. Thank you for the recipe and for your prompt reply to my inquiry. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing your amazing, simple, and fantastic body butter with us!

          1. hello

            saw this in your ebook under green tea lotion ..

            about Vit E being a natural … preservative ?

            This is the only recipe in this eBook that contains water, therefore is liquid enough to use with a pump dispenser or tube. The Beeswax acts as an emulsifier (keeps the water
            and oils from separating) and the Vitamin E acts as a natural preservative. Remember that this is a home-made, 100% natural lotion and we recommend using it within 3 months.

    1. You sure can!

      I like to use edible food powder, the one you use to add color to cakes and frostings, you can find it in any grocery store. It’s food grade and the colors are usually light enough to give your body butter just a slight tint.

      Don’t use liquid food coloring because it will be too strong in color, it may stain your skin, and does not amalgamate well in oils and butters (liquid food coloring is water based and will separate from the oils and will ruin your batch. Don’t ask how I know…)

  1. Hi. I’m sorry if this is a silly question, but I’m a total newbie. This recipe uses 4oz of mango butter by mass correct? And also 2.75 oz of jojoba oil by mass or volume? Thanks in advance.

    1. No apologizing needed, the simple basics are the most important thing to learn first! We have several recipes in our blog, some are by volume and will have TSP or cup in the measurements, others will give you ounces, which makes a recipe more exact. This whipped mango recipe uses a scale and ounces (not fluid oz), so put your ingredients on a scale (except for the essential oils) and weight them that way. 🙂

      1. Well, this formula is 100% fats since it’s made with butters and oils, so the greasy feeling will be there. You can add a teaspoon of arrowroot powder to this formula to reduce the greasy feel on your skin.

        1. How cool! I’ve been doing it for so long that I forget how exciting it is when you whip you first DIY skin care product. Let us know back how it goes!

          1. I whipped up my mango butter and Jobia oil today and then some lemongrass essences looks like the picture thanks for the recipe love it.

    1. I am not sure that it heals a condition, however it is a very good moisturizer and it’s natural, 100% pure, without any fillers, preservatives or other harmful or questionable ingredients.

    1. It will fill just about 2 5oz jars depending on how much you are able to whip it up – make sure you don’t over whip or it will get a bit hard again (it isn’t a bit problem because butters are temperature sensitive and will get hard, but it’s better to stop whipping when your mix has nice stable peaks).

    1. Start whipping on medium and move to high after a minute or so. For how long you whip depends on how big your batch is – the bigger, the longer you whip. You want to stop whipping when the volume of the body butter has increased, when it starts to get a little more dense and “peaks” of the butter stick to the wand of your mixer – it’s similar to whipping regular butter or cream cheese, you are trying to add volume by adding air bubbles to the butter, but if you over whip it will get too hard.

        1. If you are asking for a fragrance to add to your mango butter (which is not scented), you can probably find it on-line by searching for “mango fragrance for cosmetics”. Normally most fragrances other than essential oils are synthetic, and this isn’t a common choice for people that want to create a truly natural skin care product. There are some emerging scent that claim to be “naturally derived”, make sure you ask the manufacturer for more details on how they are derived if this is something important to you.

      1. Mango butter is not scented so any essential oils you like will work. I love flowery scents so I either use lavender + chamomile, or I choose a pre-made blend that I like depending on my mood 🙂

    1. Yes, you can use arrowroot for both whipped mango and whipped shea butters to tone down the greasy feeling, I recommend you start with 1 teaspoon for the recipe in this blog and increase from there if needed.

  2. I have acne prone skin and I know that cocoa butter is highly comodegenic unlike Shea butter. What about mango butter, is it?

    1. Apparently mango butter is not as non-clogging as shea butter, but tests aren’t conclusive so I suggest you give it a try. If it doesn’t work you can always use it on your body as a natural moisturizer.

  3. Hi thanks for this recipe i’m hoping everyone will love it. So i’m trying to make 7 4oz jars of this…… can you give me the calculations please? Thank you so much

  4. I acquired this mango butter,but it is rock Solid. Can I still use it? I am so excited & really like your website, and all you are doing.

    1. Yes you can us it! All you need to do is cut it in pieces and soften if with a fork then whip it, or you can break off a pea size and let that melt in your hands then apply on your skin. You can also melt it, add other carrier oils and make a creamy body butter. If you go in the Videos tab of our website, check out the video called Whipped Mango Body Butter for inspirations on how to use it. Let me know if this helps.

  5. I’ve used mango butter in a few different recipes and I love it but I’ve found that it separates or beads up sometimes. Has this recipe ever given you that problem. Maybe that’s why you don’t heat it .

    1. I’ve had no problems with this recipe at all! I still have the few jars I made for this blog and there is no separation or grains.

    1. You sure can, just add 1 ounce of oil at a time and whip or stir, then let it sit for a couple of hours to see how it turns out once it’s settled.

      1. Yes you can! Mango butter is soft and delicate, there’s nothing harsh like you find in most products with a long list of ingredients.

    1. Jojoba Oil regulates sebum production because it’s so similar to the sebum that your body produces naturally, so it’s like the perfect match for your skin. However, you can use other carrier oils, we all have our favorites and they will all make your whipped mango butter a special skin treat!

    1. You absolutely can, not everyone likes the nutty smell of unrefined shea butter and that’s ok, there are other butters that are beneficial to your skin.

  6. Hello
    Pls i dont have mixer.
    Can i Hand.mix.? will i get the same result with electric mixer

    Thanks to reply

  7. I don’t think this recipe turned out for me. It is darkish and pasty like. I dont know what to do. Help!

    1. Wow, how strange! Did you use the exact products in the article and followed everything like it says? If the butter is white like it should be, the final body butter will also be white. As for the pasty consistency, whipped butters are pretty dense so that may be normal.

  8. Hello! May I mix mango butter with Shea butter? I wanted to add some scent to it too, will adding chamomile and jasmine oil be too much? I’m making a belly butter for my pregnancy to try and avoid stretch marks. I know mango butter itself has a lot of great benefits, will adding Vitamin E oil be too much as well? Thank you!

    1. Yes you can! Just do 50% mango and 50% shea in your recipe, and add no more than 2% of total recipe in weight in essential oil. You can add a little vitamin E but only a drop or the belly butter will get too sticky. We also sell a Belly Butter on our website, that’s all already made for you and it smells great 🙂

    1. Put it in the fridge to solidify, take it out, whip or stir it, then keep it stored out of the fridge but not hotter than 80F.

  9. What happens if in your a humid climate like I am ? On an island that’s constantly warm and humid, any tips or advices that I could follow ?

    1. We are in Austin, it’s very humid here and it doesn’t seem to affect any of the formulas featured in our blog. Heat is what affects a formula, it’s best to keep these homemade products away from direct sun light and at a temperature below 80F or they will start melting a bit.

  10. Can you mix Coconut oil and Mango butter together to create a body butter? will the consistency be smooth? what would happen if these items are melted down together, put into a fridge and then whipped? Do you recommend a specific ratio if this is doable?

    1. Yes, you can mix mango and coconut oil, melt them, then put them in the fridge to solidify, then whip them and you’re done. I would try 3oz mango and 3oz coconut oil, and if you want to scent it with essential oils, you can add up to 20-30 drops of your favorite EO.

    1. We don’t test the mango butter for food grade, so even though it may be edible, we only recommend using it as a skin moisturizer.

  11. Hi
    Good day, I have a lot of mango trees around me. Please I need a recipe on how to make the butter manually. The only machine I have is electric blender.

    I am Cephas from Nigeria, West Africa.

      1. Yes, you can customize homemade recipes with different carrier or essential oils depending on what you like and/or have available.

    1. You sure can. Shelf life of this formula is about 9 months if you store is in a cool place away from water or direct sun.

  12. If I was to make a mango Shea body butter how much of each would I use and I am using a presevitive optofen plus do you think that would work and one last thing last time i made another recipie of body butter and I was soupy any idea why?

  13. Good day, I’m trying to find out how to make DIY mango butter from scratch using the seeds, not buying Mango butter to add other oils to it. The video I found on YouTube got up to the point of grinding up the mango seeds, there wasn’t a part 2. Are you able to help? I’m trying to find out how we can make the butter you’re instructing us to buy. Thank you ?

    1. You will need an expeller that is strong enough to crack the seeds and extract the butter. It’s pretty unlikely you will be able to do that at home, it’s cheaper and safer to buy already made mango butter 🙂

  14. Thank you so much for sharing. I made this because I love whipped body butter and was curious to try one without melting, chilling and whipping. It took a LOT of work to try to mash the mango butter smooth and I still ended up with a grainy texture. Can I ask why you don’t melt it, mix with the jojoba, chill and then whip like most whipped body butter recipes instruct? Will it ruin the soft, fluffy texture of the final product if I do? Thank you so much for your help!

    1. Hello Lisa, You can do it either way and will still end up with a nice whipped texture at the end. If the butter was a bit grainy to start with however it would be best to do the melt, cool and whip method to dissolve the grains. The cold whip method is nice to know if you want to whip something up quickly and you have the materials for it. But again it is also fine to melt, cool and whip it. You will still get all of the beneficial properties from the ingredients and a nice whipped texture at the end. Hope this helps!

  15. Hello, I’d like to make this recipe but I’m wondering if the 2.75 oz of jojoba oil is by weight or fluid ounces? Thank you, Lisa

  16. Can I substitute a soap scent for essential oil as I found out there is a difference some won’t mix and others thin it down too much

    1. I only use essential oils in body butter recipes because soap scents can irritate my skin. You can certainly test it for yourself though and see how it works.

    1. You will need less fragrance than essential oils, normally fragrance suppliers suggest what ratio to use.

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