This DIY whipped body butter is a perfect, natural way to help your dry, damaged skin to heal and regenerate faster. A mango butter based body butter whipped into a fluffy, moisturizing cream and finished with a blend of organic carrier oils and essential oils.
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This whipped mango body butter recipe is the perfect rescue for red, itchy, chapped or cracked skin, stretch marks and even other skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe
I dumped toxic cosmetics 7 years ago when I started to develop different allergies.
First I ditched all processed foods and then I realized that I also need to get rid of all commercial cosmetics if I wanted to truly recover my health.
And that’s how I started to make my own creams and whipped body butters. I could see visible results after only a couple of weeks.
Another reason why I’m making my own body butter is that I can customize it to my needs, using the highest quality ingredients. This skin healing and regenerating whipped body butter recipe is my favorite, it’s versatile and benefits all skin types.
It can be used to simply maintain a healthy moisturized skin during winter or to combat skin issues like eczema, stretch marks, athlete’s foot, acne scars and other inflamed damaged tissue.
How To Use This DIY Whipped Mango Body Butter
I mostly use it on my face. I have a combination skin type with an oily T-zone and dry red patches on cheeks.
At the beginning I was afraid that the grease will exacerbate the condition of my acne prone skin, but it doesn’t, on contrary it seems to help keeping it smooth and clear.
During winter I use a more sensitive mango body butter recipe made with infused herbs: Natural Homemade Face Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin.
This whipped mango body butter has a pleasant earthy / herbal smell and it melts onto your skin the instant you apply it.
I also used it for breast massage, stretch marks and during menstrual periods, it took my cramps away in 15 minutes.
Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe Composition
While mango butter has similar properties as more familiar butters (shea butter and cocoa butter) its rich fatty acid profile differs slightly, it has more vitamins and antioxidants.
Its rich nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin C, palmitic acid, arachidic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid and stearic acid. These emollient acids help to smooth the skin by filling in the spaces between skin cells. They basically rehydrate the top layer of skin cells and seal in the moisture.
The base of this DIY whipped mango body butter recipe is – 100% pure, raw mango butter which is packed with nutrient dense fats.
Mango butter provides a more lasting type of moisturization, it’s gentle, and perfectly suitable for sensitive skin. It has a soft, creamy texture that absorbs easily into the skin plus its non-comedogenic – which means great for acne prone skin too!
Unlike coconut oil (which is used in most DIY whipped body butters) hemp oil it’s non-comodogenic plus it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, simultaneously encourages skin growth and new cell generation.
Being high in linoleic acid, it’s able to deeply penetrate the skin, even out the skin tone and reduce blotchiness.
Neem oil has been used since ancient times as a medicinal treatment. It is one of the most potent antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory oils you can use for skin care.
Neem oil is also rich in vitamin E and non-comedogenic, it won’t clog pores. This plant based oil is able to penetrate deeply into the skin and reduce swelling – ideal for those suffering from acne or acne scarring. The only downside is its less than desirable smell.
Skin Healing Essential Oils
For extra benefits I also used organic Turmeric, Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils: the top essential oils you can use for your skin and body health. From ancient times, these oils were used in treating almost any physical ailment.
Myrrh and Frankincense Essential Oils
The scientific studies that have been carried out on Myrrh and Frankincense, show that they both have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties  .
They’re also antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal . There is even a study that examined the effects of myrrh and Frankincense when used synergistic-ally, showing that they work better together than separately .
Together, Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils have powerful healing properties that help:
- Improve the blood flow to your skin. It will appear more plump and moisturized.
- Promote cell regeneration by reducing the fine lines and scarring.
- Reduce swelling.
- Soothe irritations.
- Protect against infections.
Turmeric Essential Oil
It has the well known, science baked anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, restorative and regenerative properties, which makes it an excellent remedy for reducing the appearance of blemishes and damaged skin in general.
And in case you are wondering, using it in the body butter will not make your skin appear yellow.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
I also used lemongrass essential oil in order to give my whipped mango body butter recipe a mild, sweet and fresh lemony scent.
Lemongrass is known for it’s skin healing properties: antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties that aid in getting even and glowing skin.
Plus, during summer, the lemongrass scent helps repel bugs such as mosquitoes and ants.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Another favorite oil that gives a pleasant fresh fragrance (the well known smell of earl grey tea) is bergamot – a great skin toner and healer with so many therapeutic properties beneficial for oily, pigmented and scarred skin.
How To Make This Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe
Many DIY whipped body butter recipes call for Shea butter. Instead I chose mango butter which is unscented and this gives you more control creating your own blend that won’t be affected by the nutty-smoky smell of Shea.
It also has a creamy/silky texture when whipped and absorbs more quickly into your skin without leaving a greasy residue like other butters. Plus it’s rich in vitamin A,C and E and it helps to protect against UV rays.
DIY Mango Body Butter Instructions:
- Melt the mango butter in a double boiler. Once melted – chill the mixture in the fridge for about 20 minutes or until it has the consistency of room temperature melted butter.
- Using an electric mixer, whip it for 5-7 minutes or until it has a nice fluffy look.
- Then add the hemp oil, neem oil and the essential oils and give it one more good whip.
- Place in an airtight container and set in a cool place.
If you live in a warm climate over 75 degrees, you may want to keep this whipped mango body butter in the fridge to prevent it from melting.
If you want a healthy, beautiful-looking, supple and smooth-feeling skin make sure you try making this moisturizing and healing DIY whipped body butter with essential oils.
And if you made this DIY whipped body butter recipe, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Skin Healing And Regenerating Whipped Body Butter Recipe
- 120 grams or 1/2 cup mango butter, - organic, raw, unrefined
- 20 grams or 4 tsp hemp oil, - organic, cold pressed
- 20 grams or 4 tsp neem oil, - organic, cold pressed
- 20 drops frankincense essential oil, - organic, therapeutic grade
- 20 drops myrrh essential oil, - organic, therapeutic grade
- 20 drops turmeric essential oil - organic, therapeutic grade
- 15 drops lemongrass or bergamot essential oil, - organic, therapeutic grade
- First melt the mango butter in a double boiler. Or place the container in a bowl with hot water.
- Once melted – chill the mixture in the fridge for about 20 minutes or until it starts to solidify.
- Using an electric mixer, whip it for 5-7 minutes or until it has a nice fluffy look.
- Then add the hemp oil, the neem oil and the essential oils and give it one more good whip.
- Store it in a sterilized glass jar and keep it in a cool, dark place. It should keep for about 4-6 months.
DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe TipsA good rule of thumb when seeking to make a 2% dilution is to add 12 drops of essential oil to each fl. ounce (30 ml) of oil or butter. For children and elderly cut the dilution in half. This whipped mango body butter will harden if you keep it in cold temperatures and melt in hot temperatures because it doesn’t have any emulsifiers to keep it uniform in all conditions. For the highest quality look for organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, and certified organic ingredients.
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