DIY Gingerbread Body Butter

This DIY Gingerbread Body Butter recipe is a favourite idea for homemade Christmas gifts that are meaningful!

This DIY Gingerbread Body Butter recipe is a favourite idea for homemade Christmas gifts that are meaningful!

If you are looking for some last minute handmade gift ideas you will definitely want to check out this Gingerbread Body Butter and pair it with the Gingerbread Cookie Scrub I shared with you a couple weeks ago.  What a perfect combo for a Christmas gift or hostess gift.  Gingerbread from head to toe, these are two must-have recipes for deliciously soft and smooth skin that won’t break your bank. 

Sometimes the most appreciated gifts are the ones that make it obvious you care enough to make something yourself with lots of thought and love put into the project.   Keep the recipe on hand for when  your recipient comes back to you asking for it!

This DIY Gingerbread Body Butter recipe is a favourite idea for homemade Christmas gifts that are meaningful!

DIY Gingerbread Body Butter

Ingredients:

½ C. Shea butter
½ C. coconut oil
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Gingerbread Body Butter

Directions:

#1. Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Heat on low until melted, mixing well. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let set until cooled to room temperature.

#2. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

#3. Remove from the fridge and add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and ground ginger. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients until whipped (2-3 minutes).

#4. Scoop the body butter into an airtight container, such as a mason jar and seal. Keep the body butter at room temperature for about 6 months. If you see a separation simply stir well.

 This DIY Gingerbread Body Butter recipe is a favourite idea for homemade Christmas gifts that are meaningful!

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DIY Gingerbread Body Butter
Ingredients
  • ½ C . Shea butter
  • ½ C . coconut oil
  • 2 tsp . ground ginger
  • 1 tsp . cinnamon
  • 2 tsp . vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. #1. Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Heat on low until melted, mixing well. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let set until cooled to room temperature.
  2. #2. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  3. #3. Remove from the fridge and add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and ground ginger. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients until whipped (2-3 minutes).
  4. #4. Scoop the body butter into an airtight container, such as a mason jar and seal. Keep the body butter at room temperature for about 6 months. If you see a separation simply stir well.
This DIY Gingerbread Body Butter recipe is a favourite idea for homemade Christmas gifts that are meaningful!

Gingerbread Cookie Scrub

 Don’t forget to check out the Gingerbread Cookie Scrub!

 Created for Frugal Mom Eh by Jill S.

 

45 thoughts on “DIY Gingerbread Body Butter

  1. how awesome! this would be great to do up and give to all my girlfriends. sounds like it smells and works amazing. the Gingerbread Cookie Scrub is something i definitely wanna try

  2. I am sure this would smell amazing! I don’t need any last minute gifts this year but may consider making this up next year as part of presents!

  3. Perfect! My 17 year old is making some ‘home made’ beauty products for her sister for Christmas, she’s very much into the ‘naturals’..

  4. This looks good enough to eat! I bet it would be amazing to use during those cold, dark winter months — so warming and uplifting!

  5. Oh man, we still have a LONG time until Christmas and I’m already thinking about making this! No problem in being festive year round, right?(: Haha! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe-I will definitely be keeping it in my back pocket for some DIY gifts this year <3

  6. Just made it…so simple, but I used raw unrefined Shea butter. It has that smell and not the ginger smell. Also, the cinnamon isn’t desolved and it leaves grains on the skin. Do you know what I might have done wrong?

    1. Different shea butter vendors can be stronger than others and overpower it. Not sure about the cinnamon not dissolving though. You can swap the spices for their essential oils instead – 2 drops cinnamon essential oil and 4-5 drops ginger essential oil.

  7. Question- does this harden in cooler temps like the whipped coconut body butter does? I’d love to make this but if it hardens up too much it’s not easy to use(like the coconut oil type does). I didn’t know if the Shea keeps it softer. Thanks!

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