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Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe | a Mousse for Healthy Skin

Every time I come up with a new variation of a mango whipped body butter recipe, I think it’s the best formula I’ve ever created. This one is no different – seriously, this whipped DIY body butter is soft like a mousse, it’s a romantic pale pink, and it smells like a spring bouquet.

There is also a video tutorial at the very end of this article that shows you how to make this whipped body butter, so if you’re in a rush, skip to the bottom and watch the video 🙂

What is Mango Butter?

Mango Butter is extracted from the hard kernel of the mango fruit, it is semi-soft, off-white and unscented. It is rich in Vitamins A and C, and anti-oxidants, so it’s a fantastic vegan and natural solution to keep your skin soft and hydrated.

Mango butter is becoming popular among the most health conscious consumers that are looking for: (A) truly transparent skin care and (B) ability to customize their beauty products by making them at home. For a more detailed article that tells you all about mango butter, check out this article.

The first ingredient in our mango whipped body butter recipe is of course Mango Butter. Our raw mango butter comes in a brick size format to make it easier to cut into pieces and use on your skin or in DIY beauty recipes. We tried to sell mango butter in a jar, but since it’s temperature-sensitive, it can at times be so hard that getting some out of a jar becomes irritating – but a little brick like this is easy to cut and break off.

Here is what it looks like:

mango body butter


How to use mango butter on your skin

You can use mango butter as-is to soften your skin, just break off a pea size amount and rub it on your skin until it’s absorbed. This is a fairly “dry” butter, meaning that it gets absorbed quickly on your skin and does not leave a greasy residue.

Then there’s a more fun way to use mango butter on your skin, and that’s to mix it with other oils and botanicals that together will really give your skin the vitamins, antioxidants and nourishment it needs to be healthy. Customizing your beauty products is like cooking a meal the way you like it, using the ingredients you choose and tweaking it however you feel like it.

Mango Whipped Body Butter Recipe – feels like a soft body mousse

Unlike other recipes we have where you weigh your ingredients, this one requires no scale and no weighing anything, just volume measurements.

You will need:

1 cup of cut up mango butter. Simply cut off small pieces of the butter and put them in a cup, don’t pack it in.

1/2 cup of apricot oil

20 drops of essential oils. I wanted a really flowery, spring scent so I added: 10 drops of lavender EO, 5 drops of Geranium EO and 5 drops of Chamomile EO. It smells mainly like Geranium and I truly love this blend.

1/4 teaspoon of pink mica. This is optional as it does not add any skin benefits to the mousse, however, the soft, pink hue makes this simple skin treat so lovely, you don’t want to skip this 🙂

How to make it fluffy:

Put the cut up mango butter and the apricot oil in a bowl, smash the mix with a fork or other utensil, stir it up, then whip it with an electric mixer. The force of the mixer will help whip the mango butter and make it increase in volume into a nice, soft mousse.

Half way through the whipping, add the essential oils, then whip a bit more until it has increased in volume a bit, around 5 minutes.

Stir in the mica powder (don’t just throw it in and turn on the electric mixer or the powder will get all over the place).

And your mango whipped body butter is READY!!! Scoop it in your final container or put it in a zip lock bag, cut a corner out of the end, then squeeze the butter into your containers. It will last 6-9 months if you store it in a cool place away from direct sun.

Uses and Benefits

Use this mango whipped body butter as a face and body moisturizer, or for particularly dry skin spots. I have personally been using it as a face serum before I go to bed: the flower scent helps me relax, and the rich mango butter makes my skin soft and smooth.

I hope you love this recipe, leave us a comment below with your feedback and any questions you have.

Mango whipped body butter


Whipped Body Butter Video Tutorial

As promised, here’s the video version of this recipe. Enjoy!

52 responses to “Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe | a Mousse for Healthy Skin

    1. I have absolutely no idea how that would work! I guess any powder that has a tint can be used to color a body butter, let us know if you have tried it and how it came out.

    2. I followed the instructions without the beet powder, but my butter ended up being more like a corn syrup! Any idea why I didn’t a fluffier consistency. I mixed it for a long time.

      1. The recipe in this article gives you enough for 1 person, it will last you about 3 months if you us it daily.

  1. I know I’m going to love making this mousse. I’m wondering, I do not have enough Apricot oil–I believe I have less than a quarter of a cup of Apricot oil. Will it be alright to use Sweet Almond oil? or Argan oil?

    Thank you,

    1. Argan Oil is awesome, I would try that first, otherwise almond oil works too. I detect a slight almond scent in almond oil so I like to use it only if I am ok with possibly smelling it in my body butters. For this recipe I was craving a very flowery scent and I didn’t want anything else to affect that (that’s why I chose mango butter and not shea or cocoa butter).

  2. Ohhhh that looks lovely!! Could you please tell me where to get the essential oils and the mica powder? Thank you

    1. Glad you like the body mousse!! Essential oils can be found at any local grocery store (everyone sells them these day), mica can be found on Amazon.

        1. I am not sure what to think about essential oils anymore, it seems like everyone sells them. I love Mountain Rose and their EOs are probably higher quality than most. However, not everyone likes to order on-line so the only other easy option is to walk into a store and grab the NOW or Aura Cacia brand (which is normally what I do when I test recipes for blogs).

    1. Hello Tirzi! Yes you can order from France, I am including a link to our international shop below, it should have come up automatically when you searched for our website if you search from France (the system is supposed to detect the country you are shopping from and give you the version in your language, I guess that didn’t happen?).


  3. This is beautiful. I wonder before I even make it…how would this be for myofascial massage? Where you do not want slip, you want to be able to knead and feel what is under the skin?

    1. In my experience, when you add some beeswax and/or arrowroot powder to your formula, it’s less runny and will give you more grip for massages. This specific recipe of mango mousse turns to oil on your skin in no time, so either don’t use this one for myofascial massage (I need one of those by the way!), or use very little so you are forced to use more pressure to rub it into the skin.

  4. The mango butter body mousse was too runny for me so I added about 1/3 c shea butter (eyeballed the amount), and 1 T vegetable glycerin as a humectant. No apricot oil on hand so I used grapeseed oil (has vitamins A & E; high in linoleic acids; improves skin’s elasticity, softness & moisture; helps improve the skin).

    Scented with 8 drops of Frankincense and 8 drops of Grapefruit essential oils. Nice earthy aroma!

    1. I’m so glad you made it work!! This formula is pretty runny/soft, I made it because my formulas for whipped body butters usually harden up and customers asked for a softer version…to each his own!

    1. Yes, I have personally used it for seasonal eczema on my feet and it cleared it in less than a week. I used it every night before bed and every morning after a shower.

  5. i tried to make this but mine goes back to hardened state after its whipped. I used grapeseed oil instead apricot. Does this make a diff? I also didn’t think i put 1/2 cup. Maybe this is why? Added argan oil a little bit since its been great for my face 🙂 Please advise

    1. Hi Iva, you did nothing wrong, this mousse will get a bit denser when fully settled. There is a high percentage of butter and no water to keep it similar to the lotions we are all used to. However, you will notice that if you use a pea size amount, it will melt on skin contact in no time, so it’s a matter of getting used to a new way to moisturize. Don’t forget the ingredients are all your own choosing and nothing synthetic, that’s a considerable advantage.

      1. What would happen if you melted the mango butter? Would it change the consistency at all? Or maybe make it more greasy?

        1. You can absolutely melt the mango butter, just do it at low heat so you don’t burn it. It’s a butter so it’s as greasy as it gets whether it’s solid or liquid.

  6. My mixture has gone grainy, how do I solve that? I used a fork to mash it into a paste then added the oil and whisked…..

  7. How many jars could this yield? I want to try it out but I know my mother and sister love body butters! If I can make some for them or more to give as gifts could I get a guesstimate?

    1. If you use 4oz jars, you can probably fill 2 or 3 max, depending on how much the whipping makes it increase in volume.

  8. Hi there

    My mango butter gets hard. I am using mango butter, fractionated coconut oil, red raspberry oil, a bit of arrow root to cut the oil and a very small amount of bees wax . Then about twenty drops if EO’s. Please help me. Thank you. Cheryl A Samuels

    1. Possibly take out the bees wax. I personally heat my mango butter a few times and vigorously stir it with a spoon.

  9. I wanted a recipe that used just mango butter. This one looks great. I was wondering if you can melt the mango butter in a double pan. Put it in the freezer just till a crust forms, then whip it??? Can you help me? I am so brand new! You would die laughing if you heard about my first batch of whipped body butter I made!!! I will only tell you that I decided to use food coloring to color my lotion. The cover came off and spilled everywhere plus the butter. I do not keep bleach in the house but had some toilet cleaner that had bleach in it. That is what I cleaned everything with including my hands!

  10. I made the butter without melting ingredients and mixed for 4 to 5 min , it came great except I had small pieces of mango butter left …they will nelt on the skin but next time I will melt as I usually do…

  11. I made this using a little extra mango butter and a little less apricot oil. it whipped up great. but when I apply it to my skin it leaves an oily layer on my skin and takes too much time to soak in my skin. Can I redo it ? and what would I add? Thanks.

    1. Honestly these homemade body butters are 100% butters and oils, so you just need to get used using a very little amount. I noticed that if I apply them right after a shower or bath, when my skin has some humidity on it, the body butter penetrates faster.

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