Have you been wondering how to make your own whipped mango body butter and make it all colorful and pretty? Well, you found the right blog for that. This recipe is so easy to make. The whipped mango butter will glide onto your body smoothly without leaving a drop of color behind.
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Making anything whipped can be a scary task if you are just starting out, especially if the thing you want to whip up is your own skincare. If you are a master at making your own body butter think back to your first time. It was actually kind of scary to make body butter, right?
I decided to make what I think is an easy whipped mango body butter that is beginner friendly to help alleviate the fear that can set in if you are new to making all things skincare, especially body butter. To add a little spice to the body butter I will show you how to add pigment as well. The thing with pigment is to not go overboard. That way it won’t rub off on your skin when you are applying the mango body butter to the skin.
Additionally, I’m going to show you how to pipe it into a container so it’s nice and pretty to look at as well. I’m going to share all of the benefits that mango butter has to offer. Plus I’m letting you know what ingredients and tools you will need to whip it up. If this sounds like fun, let’s do it. Let’s make some amazing whipped mango body butter.
This post is about swirled whipped mango body butter.
WHAT IS MANGO BUTTER?
Mango butter is a super popular butter that comes from the mango seed. Much like shea butter, mango butter is made by extracting its contents from its seed. The contents are then cold pressed to make the actual mango butter.
Similar to shea butter, mango butter is a solid butter that melts on contact with the skin. Can you tell I like shea butter as much as I like mango butter? They both have many similarities.
Mango butter comes in two forms, unrefined and refined. Unrefined mango butter contains all of its natural original nutrients and it’s considered RAW. Refined mango butter goes through a process to treat it and remove any impurities. Unlike shea butter, mango butter does not have a nutty smell. Mango butter smells is light and sweet but it doesn’t smell like the actual mango fruit we are all used to smelling at the grocery store.
WHY USE WHIPPED MANGO BUTTER AS A BODY BUTTER?
Mango butter has many benefits and listed below are some of my favorites.
WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS MANGO BODY BUTTER?
Tools you’ll need
Since this is a whipped mango body butter DIY recipe, adding pigment to color the body butter is fine and fun. However, if I were making this as a hair butter, I would skip the pigment since most pigments have specks of glitter in them. That’s just a personal preference.
Ok, now for the actual instructions on how to use this body butter. To use it, scoop a dollop-sized amount from the container you use to store it in. Next, rub it between the palms of your hand and finally rub it onto the skin. That’s it. It’s that simple.
Here is what you will need to get started with this creamy and smooth whipped mango body butter.
Only a few ingredients needed
STEP BY STEP: HOW TO MAKE THIS COLORFUL DIY WHIPPED MANGO BODY BUTTER FOR GLOWING SKIN
1: Measure out 8 oz of mango butter and add it to a medium to large-sized mixing bowl.
2: Use a handheld mixer on low speed to start mixing and breaking up the mango butter.
3: Next, measure out 2 tablespoons of grape-seed oil. Add the grape-seed oil to the same bowl as the mango butter.
4: Begin mixing the mango butter and grape-seed oil on low to medium speed. Mixing takes about 15 to 20 minutes before the consistency is smooth.
5: Now add in 2 tbsp of arrowroot powder and continue mixing until blended. For a smooth blending sprinkle in a little at a time.
6: Mix in 2ml of vitamin e and mix until blended.
7: Divide the mango butter into 6 equal parts.
8: Start by using 1/8 tsp of mica powder to add to each of the equal parts of mango butter. Once you have added a different color pigment to each mango butter part stir the pigment into the mango butter until it’s completely blended.
9: Spread 3 different colors of the mango butter side by side in a row onto the press and seal wrap. Fold the press and seal wrap in half so that each body butter color is now laying on top of one another. Then fold the press in seal wrap in half once more.
10: Next, twist each end of the press and seal wrap so that the body butter doesn’t spill out.
11: Follow step 9 for the other 3 colors of mango butter. Once done you will have 2 press and seal wraps stuffed with mango body butter.
12: Prepare a piping bag with a tip on the end.
13: Place one of the mango butter filled press and seal wraps into a piping bag.
14: Pipe the body butter into an 8oz jar.
15: Finally, follow steps 13 and 14 for the remaining mango butter in the 2nd press and seal.
Tips For This Recipe
Here are some tips to prepare this mango body butter recipe
- Don’t overwhip the mango butter, over whipping can cause it to lose its fluffy consistency.
- When adding in the arrowroot powder, sprinkle it in a little at a time for a smooth mixing consistency.
- More arrowroot powder can be added if you find it too greasy just be careful not to over-add it.
- Don’t add to much pigment color, adding an excess can cause the pigment to stain the skin.
- Want to watch and follow along as I make this body butter? Check out the FULL VIDEO HERE.
HOW TO USE WHIPPED MANGO BUTTER
I get all types of questions about how mango butter can be used. Since it’s an extremely versatile butter it can be used in many ways. It can be used on the body, the hair, the soles of the feet as well as all over the body as a massage oil. But, I think the most fun way to use mango butter is to go through the process of whipping it up, adding some color to it, and slathering it onto the skin, especially during the winter months when it is coldest.
Grape-seed Oil: Great substitutions for grape-seed oil include: Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil or Sunflower oil.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the shelf life of this mango body butter? This mango body butter will last at least 6 to 12 months.
How should the body butter be stored? It should be stored in a cool dry place. I store it under my bathroom cabinet with the rest of my hair products. However, if you live in a very hot climate you can store this particular mixture in a cosmetic refrigerator so that it won’t melt. Mango Butter is a firm but soft butter and I have not had any problems with it melting at room temperature but the grape-seed oil cause it to melt faster if left out in a really warm environment.
Is this mango body butter recipe greasy? No, the arrowroot powder is added to decrease the greasiness of the butter.
Can this butter be used on the face? Mango butter is non-comedogenic and is not known to clog pores. But with any product, it’s best to know your skin type and test the butter on a small if you are concerned.
Whipped Mango Body Butter
- Hand Mixer
- Medium and Large Mixing Bowls
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- 8 oz jars with lids
- Press and Seal Wrap
- Piping Bags with Tips
- 8 oz Mango Butter
- 6 oz Grape-seed Oil
- 2 tbs Arrowroot Powder
- 2 ml Vitamin E
- Measure out 8 oz of mango butter and add it to a medium to large sized mixing bowl.
- Use a hand held mixer on low speed to start mixing and breaking up the mango butter.
- Next, measure out 2 tablespoons of grape-seed oil. Add the grape-seed oil to the same bowl as the mango butter.
- Begin mixing the mango butter and grape-seed oil on low to medium speed. Mixing takes about 15 to 20 minutes before the consistency is smooth.
- Now add in 2 tbs of arrowroot powder and continue mixing until blended. For a smooth blending sprinkle in a little at a time.
- Mix in 2ml of vitamin e and mix until blended.
- Divide the mango butter into 6 equal parts.
- Start by using 1/8 tps of mica powder to add to each of the equal parts of mango butter. Once you have added in a different color pigment to each mango butter part stir the pigment into the mango butter until it's completely blended.
- Spread 3 different colors of the mango butter side by side in a row onto the press and seal paper. Fold the press and seal paper in half so that each body butter color is now laying on top of one another. Then fold the press in seal paper in half once more.
- Next, twist each end of the press and seal paper so that the body butter doesn't spill out.
- Follow step 9 for the other 3 colors of mango butter. Once done you will have 2 press and seals stuffed with mango body butter.
- Prepare a piping bag with a tip on the end.
- Place one of the mango butter filled press and seals into a piping bag.
- Pipe into an 8oz jar.
- Follow steps 13 and 14 for the remaining mango butter in the 2nd press and seal.
This post is about swirled whipped mango body butter.