Mango citrus whipped body butter recipe

Mango Citrus Whipped Body Butter

A perfectly light and silky butter that’s more like whipped cream. The uplifting citrus scent plus the healing properties of mango and shea butter make this the perfect lotion for soothing dry skin after the shower. It also has just the right texture for a massage, so consider this a gift for someone who could use a little pampering.Mango citrus whipped body butter recipe


  • Double boiler
  • Metal spoon
  • 2 small glass jam jars (100ml each)
  • Digital kitchen scale
  • Whisk
  • Ice water bath


Mango citrus whipped body butter recipe


Make it!

1. Measure all of the ingredients precisely, then add the oils and butters into the double boiler. Melt gently, not letting the mixture get too hot.
2. Set up the ice water bath by adding water and ice to a bowl large enough for the top pot of the double boiler to fit in. When the oils and butter are melted, move the pot to the ice bath and stir in the essential oils and cornstarch.
3. When the mixture is beginning to cool, whip until stiff peaks form. This will happen quickly when the butter is cool enough.
4. Scoop the whipped butter into two clean glass jars and seal airtight. Use within a few months as there are no preservatives to prevent spoiling. Add the contents of a few Vitamin E tablets before whipping for a slightly more extended shelf life.

Mango citrus whipped body butter recipe

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  1. Michelle @ Sweetsuite10
    Michelle @ Sweetsuite10January 6,14

    This sounds lovely. One day when I have a bigger kitchen I’m going to make stuff like this (for now my kitchen is too small for most things – boo!)

  2. Stephanie
    StephanieJanuary 7,14

    Michelle, you would be surprised how little space this takes up! I hope you get your dream kitchen soon.

  3. Dani @ lifeovereasy
    Dani @ lifeovereasyJanuary 8,14

    I’m sure that cream smells amazing! I’ve never thought of making my own cream – thanks for sharing.

  4. Chris
    ChrisJanuary 10,14

    This whipped butter looks luxurious! Is the mango butter something like an apple butter? Would I look for it in the fruit preserves section of the market?

  5. Stephanie
    StephanieJanuary 10,14

    Hi Chris. No, mango butter is a cosmetic product, more like shea butter. I’ll add some links to the recipe above so you know where to buy it.

  6. Jo-Anna
    Jo-AnnaJanuary 12,14

    This is making my mouth water…what a gorgeous lotion! My skin is so dry and takes a beating during our winter – I’d love to try to make my own moisturizer! Pinning this!

  7. Sherry Gregory
    Sherry GregoryJanuary 20,14

    Sounds like the perfect body butter for my dry, parched skin. Definitely am going to try this immediately and Pinning!

  8. Angelica
    AngelicaJanuary 20,14

    Is there anyway you can give me the amounts in cups, OZ, our spoons please. It gets difficult trying to convert the grams. Thanks, I’d really appreciate this.

  9. anita
    anitaJanuary 25,14

    This sounds very delicious, and I bet it smells great. I question the equability and cost of making such lotions. I looked at your links, it must cost a small fortune to gather the ingredients. I can see you don’t need a lot, but what to do with the left overs. i love to make it, but it sounds expensive. I guess thats the pay off for more natural ingredients.

  10. Stephanie
    StephanieJanuary 26,14

    Hi Anita, it does smell wonderful. And yes, it can be expensive if you are just making one. But if you wanted to make a bunch for gifts or use the supplies to make a ton of other natural bath and body products, you would find it is much less expensive than buying a similar product.

    Of course, the price will not be the same as the chemical products out there, but I find I use far fewer products than I used to given that my skin is now really healthy.

    A little of this will heal your skin, whereas you will go through a huge bottle of store bough lotion and still keep needing more, some say your skin becomes addicted. It’s certainly true for me. I don’t need to slather on lotion even after a hot bath in the winter because my skin is retaining proper moisture. I use the lotion once of twice a week and that’s enough.

    You bring up some really good points that I haven’t yet written about, and so thank you. I will plan to write a follow up post with more detail.

    In the meantime, here are some ideas of other products you could make once you have the supplies:

  11. Ricardo Otranto
    Ricardo OtrantoFebruary 12,14

    Gr8 recipes! I’m going to try all :) Pls feel free to visit my soap online store from Brazil

  12. georgy
    georgyApril 21,14

    I made this with almond oil,its what I had on hand. It was a total flop…

    Wouldn’t whip up!any suggestions?

  13. Stephanie
    StephanieApril 21,14

    georgy – Yes, these recipes aren’t that reliable with substitutions. I don’t think it will whip up, but you could remelt it and add some grated beeswax, then you would have a balm. Add more beeswax for a firmer balm and less for a looser one.

  14. Nicole H
    Nicole HMay 13,14

    I would love permission to post this entry on my website. I own a small business by the name of Global Spice Exchange, located in Atlanta, GA. GSE specializes in NATURAL PREMIUM ingredients for artisans who make their own products.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJune 24,14

      Hi Nicole, please check out our FAQ for our sharing policy. Thanks!

  15. joanna
    joannaJuly 7,14

    what is the purpose of the cornstarch in this recipe?

  16. Stephanie
    StephanieJuly 7,14

    Hi Joanna, the starch just helps it hold its airy texture a bit better, especially when it’s warm.

  17. Sandi
    SandiJanuary 21,15

    I would love to make this, my only issue is I just spent $800 on getting product and the only one I didn’t get is the Kernal oil,is there any other oil at all that would work with this?
    I cannot believe the one product I don’t have is the one it calls for,I am finding this a lot with making a lot of these diff recipes so frustrating and expensive!!!
    Thank you

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJanuary 23,15

      Hi Sandi, you could test it with sweet almond oil and see if that works. Or jojoba if you have that. If you try it, please let us know how the substitution works!

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