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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!

DIY Gingerbread Body Butter

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.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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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.

 

Jennifer W

Saturday 4th of December 2021

A couple of comments I hope will help others. It appears this was originally posted years ago but in case you are like me and just finding it here's what I discovered. It looks wonderful and sounds great but I found a couple of problems. First, the chilling time says 15-20 minutes. It will likely still be liquid at that point. It needs to be nearly solid in order to whip. Secondly, I'm not sure if there is a big difference in Shea Butters but mine (and as others reported as well) has a very strong scent of its own and no amount of the spices added seems to cover it up. Mine came out looking like the picture but the smell is not pleasant and definitely not gingerbread. :(

Elizabeth Lampman

Sunday 5th of December 2021

Thank you for the info Jennifer, this was originally created for me by a contributor and clearly needs to be revisted and revised. I think the solution to the shea butter is to use essential oil, and not actual spices.

Rebekah

Sunday 6th of December 2020

It’s sounds amazing! My only question is, it said let it sit for sixth months. Does that mean u have to let it set for sixth months before u can use it or is it saying it’s good for six months?

Elizabeth

Thursday 10th of December 2020

It's good for 6 months if stored as directed.

Claire

Friday 4th of December 2020

Any chance I could use cocoa butter instead of shea butter or would the consistency be off? I have lots of cocoa butter to use up but would have to buy shea butter to make these. Sounds like a great idea though!

Elizabeth

Friday 4th of December 2020

Yes, cocoa butter would work.

Willetta Jackson

Monday 24th of December 2018

Where can I find these cute little jars?

Heather

Saturday 15th of December 2018

This is a really oily rub is there any way for me to make it less oily

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