Gingerbread whipped body butter smells like your favorite Christmas cookie in a nourishing, creamy body butter. This recipe will easily become a holiday favorite that your friends and family will beg you to make.
Today, I want to show you how to make gingerbread whipped body butter.
I was trying to think of some really great DIY Christmas gift ideas. If you are wanting some gift ideas, you can check out my DIY Gift Basket that is full of homemade goodies.
Today’s post will be more specific towards gifting at Christmas with the gingerbread theme, which is perfect for the holidays.
This whipped body butter is wonderful for the skin, perfect for the cold months, and great for extra dry spots that seem to show up every winter.
We make this all the time; everyone in the family loves it, and my mom is always asking me for more.
The best part is, not only is this whipped body butter super hydrating and nourishing to the skin, it is also scented using natural essential oils. No need to worry about putting toxic ingredients or fragrances on your body.
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Tips For Making Whipped Body Butter
Rarely do I measure this, and it always turns out.
If you don’t have the ginger, clove, or cinnamon essential oil, you could swap it out for about a teaspoon of the dried spices. It will still smell delicious, but the color will be darker.
Make other homemade gifts, like beeswax candles, all on the same day while you have your ingredients out.
You are not limited to just gingerbread with this recipe, you can try other scents; the combination of lavender and peppermint is one of my favorites.
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Tools you may need:
Glass storage container
Measuring cups and spoons
How do you make body butter less oily?
Some people feel that body butters can be too greasy. An easy way to fix this is by adding 1-2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder to help absorb extra oil.
How long do homemade body butters last?
They will easily last 6-12 months if stored properly. You want to make sure to keep them in a room temperature dry place.
Don’t keep them in the fridge or else they will be very hard, making it more difficult to use. If any water moisture gets in, it may make it spoil.
Gingerbread Whipped Body Butter Video Tutorial
Ingredients you will need:
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 cup cocoa butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract – store-bought or homemade
10 drops ginger essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
5 drops cinnamon essential oil
How To Make Gingerbread Whipped Body Butter
- Put water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Place a heat-safe dish, like a glass bowl, on top of the pot to create a double boiler.
- In the bowl, add shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and olive oil.
- Allow the butters and oils to melt, then take it off the heat.
- Add vanilla extract, ginger essential oil, clove essential oil, and cinnamon essential oils. Mix it up.
- Stick the bowl full of goodness in the fridge or freezer until it becomes semi hard. You should still be able to stick your finger in it easily; it needs to be slightly soft so you can whip it.
- Place in your mixer or get out your hand mixer and whip up until nice and fluffy. It should start to turn a pale, creamy color.
- Place in glass containers. Usually, I use wide-mouth 4oz jelly jars, but I really like these lidded glass jars. They’re so pretty for gifting!
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Homemade Gingerbread Whipped Body Butter
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- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract - store-bought or homemade
- 10 drops ginger essential oil
- 5 drops clove essential oil
- 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
Put water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Place a heat-safe dish, like a glass bowl, on top to create a double boiler.
In the bowl, add shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and olive oil.
Allow it to melt and then take it off the heat.
Add vanilla extract, ginger essential oil, clove essential oil, and cinnamon essential oils. Mix it up.
Stick it in the fridge or freezer until it becomes semi hard. You should still be able to stick your finger in it easily. It needs to be still slightly soft so you can whip it.
Place in mixer or in a bowl if using a hand mixer and whip up until nice and fluffy. It should start to turn a pale creamy color.
Place in glass containers. Usually, I use wide mouth 4 oz jelly jars, but I really like these lidded glass jars.