Mango butter is very interesting. It’s hard at room temperature but will soften when you put it on your skin. Plus, you would think it would smell like mangos, but it has virtually no scent. So it’s perfect for DIY lotions, creams and butters with essential oils because you are free to add whatever you scent you want.
I also love how it’s smooth, light, not greasy and easy to apply to the skin. It also has a lot of benefits, including:
- Minimizing the appearance of scars and stretch marks
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Soothes damaged skin
- Protects against UV rays
Making your own mango body butter is way more cost effective than buying it at an expensive store and really only takes a few minutes to make. You can go to the glass jar section at a hobby store like Hobby Lobby and have your pick of tons of glass jars to put it in too.
It’s easy to customize this recipe and put your favorite combination of essential oils and makes an excellent gift. Think peppermint for the holidays or Serenity Restful blend to put on your children right before bed. It would also be fun to make for a doTERRA make-and-take party.
doTERRA Wild Orange Mango Body Butter Recipe
This mango body butter is easy and fun to make and lasts a lot longer than lotion.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Category: DIY
- Cuisine: Body
- Gently melt the mango butter using your favorite method, stirring constantly. Ideas include a double boiler on low heat, in a small bowl inside a small pot or in the microwave in 5-second increments.
- You want it soft like butter…not liquid.
- Once melted, add the grapeseed oil and mix well.
- Put the bowl the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of your freezer. You don’t want the mixture to be completely frozen but it should be thick enough that it’s not liquid.
- Take the bowl out of the freezer.
- Put on an apron and make sure the mixture is in a bowl that is deep enough so the butter does not start flying around everywhere in the kitchen!
- Add the essential oils to the mixture.
- Using a hand-held blender, whip thoroughly and spoon into glass containers. It could take several minutes.
- Return to fridge for 10-15 minutes to set.
- Store in a glass jar with a lid and use as you would regular lotion or body butter, making sure your hands are clean when you put them in your container or they could cause bacteria to grow in the body butter. If your home stays above 75 degrees, it may soften and need to be kept in the fridge, but it will stay whipped at a temperature lower than that. Store properly, it will stay whipped up to 3 months.
This recipe was taken from doTERRA’s Living Magazine (Page 33) and we do not own the rights to the recipe content.
The “cook” time is the cooking time plus the freezer time.
- Calories: 0
Keywords: mango, body butter, cream