Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe and Tutorial

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whipped mango body butter

Preparing a simple body butter is quick and easy. However, some body butters can become a little too firm and difficult to apply or are excessively greasy.

This whipped mango body butter aims to avoid both of those pit falls and turn out light and fluffy, almost like a whipped topping, silky smooth, and highly absorbent.

Just be careful of others are around when you make this as the whipped butter can easily be mistaken for whipped cream or some other delicious dessert!

Ingredients

1/2 cup mango butter
1⁄4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup jojoba, light olive oil, or grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil (optional)

You will also need a large bowl filled with ice, a small bowl to place in the ice (this will contain the body butter mixture), beaters, and a jar to store the body butter (makes about 6 ounces).

body butter ingredients

Method

1. Melt mango butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.

mixing arrowroot and oil for body butter

2. While melting, mix 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder with 2 tablespoons jojoba, grapeseed, or olive oil (whichever you have chosen to use). Mix until a smooth paste forms.

3.  Once mango butter and coconut oil have melted, remove from heat and add the arrowroot/oil mixture and also the rest of the oil. Stir to combine.

4. Let cool briefly and set up the ice bowl (fill a large bowl with ice and place a smaller bowl on top of the ice, so the ice comes up around the bowl).

cooling body butter

5. Pour the body butter mixture into the smaller bowl and leave to cool for at least 10 minutes.

6. If mixture is not firming up after 10 minutes, leave a little longer, or place in the fridge. Just be sure to watch closely as it will be near impossible to whip once it hardens.

7. Once mixture is beginning to set, add essential oils, if using.

This is a picture of the cooled body butter before shipping. I know it’s a terrible picture, buy maybe it will give you an idea of what it looks like:

cooled body butter

8. Remove smaller bowl  containing the mixture from ice bath and whip on medium/high until peaks form.

If mixture does not thicken, return to the ice bath and let set a little longer before whipping again. (You can even whip directly in the ice bath).

whipped body butter

9. Store in an airtight container and keep out of direct sunlight.

It is important that you place butter into the container quickly after it has been whipped as it will begin to harden and become more difficult to transfer.

Body butter should last at least 3-6 months.

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