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Handmade Mango Body Butter



During the chill of winter, body and hand lotions make good homemade Christmas gifts for everyone.  This Handmade Mango Body Butter from Lynda Heines is easy to make and will instantly remind you of summer! 

 Handmade Mango Body Butter


  • 40% mango butter (or another hard butter, cocoa or illipe)
  • 40% shea butter
  • 18% sesame oil (or your favorite oil)
  • 1% vitamin E (optional)
  • 1% Mango sorbet FO (or your fragrance oil of choice)



  1. To get started, melt the mango butter in a double boiler or in the microwave.

    Handmade Mango Body Butter
  2. After mango butter is melted, add the sesame oil. Remove from heat.
  3. Meanwhile place the shea butter in a container.

    Handmade Mango Body Butter
  4. Then pour this melted oil mixture over the shea butter. Shea butter has a tendency to turn grainy when it is heated and then cooled slowly. If you slowly melt it and not by direct heat, it doesn’t grain (you could also add the shea butter to your double boiler pan and let the shea melt with the other oils there).

    Handmade Mango Body Butter
  5. Continue to blend until the shea has mostly melted.

    Handmade Mango Body Butter
  6. Mix in Vitamin E and mango sorbet fragrance oil. Then set this melted mixture into a bowl with ice for five minutes.

    Handmade Mango Body Butter
  7. After the five minutes, whip the mixture for a minute or so and then set back into the ice bowl. Repeat this process (from ice bowl to whipping) until you like the consistency. It should take about three five-minute chills to get it whipped.

    Handmade Mango Body Butter

    Handmade Mango Body Butter
  8. Spoon into containers and enjoy.


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Mar 4, 2013

Can't wait to try this! Excellent article w/helpful photos not to mention the enlightening comments. Thanks to all who shared.


May 3, 2012

Simple research will let you know if refined or unrefined is the best option. Refined Refined shea butter is that which has been refined and processed using high heat and chemicals. The American Shea Butter Institute states that while this type of shea butter may have some moisturizing properties, it loses much of its healing and therapeutic properties in the refining process. Refined shea butter typically is odorless, with a pure white color. In some cases, hexane---a neuropathic toxin---is used in the refining process. Unrefined According to the American Shea Butter Institute, unrefined shea butter is the better choice if you hope to reap the full spectrum of benefits it offers. Unrefined or raw shea butter is extracted without the use of toxic chemicals or synthetics. It typically has a nutty aroma, and its color ranges from cream to grayish-yellow. Note, however, that while its fragrance is relatively mild, some people find the smell of unrefined shea butter off-putting. Read more: Refined Vs. Unrefined Shea Butter | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5375961_refined-vs-unrefined-shea-butter.html#ixzz1to7gZm4e


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May 2, 2012

I will like make this body butter but don't understand the measurements. 40% of what? How many onces or tablespoons is 40%. Can someone help me?


May 2, 2012

Because their are different types of Shea Butter for the consumer to purchase, I feel that people who write these recipes should indicate at the very least whether the consumer should purchase unrefined or refined....and from experience...you will definitely want to purchase the refined...maybe even the ultra refined.


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