This DIY Gingerbread Body Butter recipe is a favorite idea for homemade Christmas gifts that are meaningful!
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If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the gingerbread lover in your life or for some last-minute handmade gift ideas, you will definitely want to check out this Gingerbread Body Butter. It’s the perfect gift for friends or family and to gift to yourself, too!
Because Nothing says Christmas like Gingerbread Cookies, and this Gingerbread Body Lotion makes an awesome DIY Christmas or hostess gift. It literally smells like your Grandma’s home when she would bake her famous Gingerbread Cookies. Seriously! I’ve long wanted a way to immerse myself in this delicious scent year-round, and now, thanks to this homemade body lotion recipe, I can!
This homemade body lotion recipe is super nourishing, super versatile and super simple, and all-natural.
Why It’s Time to Make Your Own Gingerbread Body Lotion
This easy DIY gingerbread body butter is perfect for your entire body and feels exactly like store-bought lotion. This is the best body lotion recipe you’ll ever try!
While many types of homemade body lotion are thick and greasy, this natural body lotion recipe is light, and quick-absorbing. It leaves no greasy after-feel and is great for all skin types.
Welcome to the most luxurious easy homemade body lotion recipe on the planet.
This homemade body lotion recipe for gingerbread body lotion is a guilt-free way to enjoy the tantalizing scents of fall and the holiday season. Instead of ingesting calories and padding your waistline, you’ll get super soft skin that isn’t at all phased by the drying effects of winter.
How Do You Make Ginger Lotion
Making a natural ginger lotion recipe is not difficult at all. And this is a super easy body lotion recipe.
What you will love about this homemade gingerbread body lotion is that the recipe is easily customizable. This body lotion recipe uses ingredients that are already shelf-stable.
As such, you can store yours for about six months. You won’t believe how easy this is to make!
This is a homemade ginger lotion with coconut oil. I’m a HUGE fan of coconut oil. I love slathering it on after a hot bath or shower. I have really dry skin, especially in the winter, and my skin just loves to soak up the coconut oil.
But for this easy DIY gingerbread body lotion recipe, you will also use shea butter and essential oils.
Shea butter is indeed excellent for the skin. Its unique nutrition concentration works wonders on the skin. Shea butter is another moisturizer; however, it’s also rich in vitamin A which is your skin’s BFF. Vitamin A helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and more.
Coconut oil helps bolster your skin’s protective barrier layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping skin supple and hydrated. It contains lauric acid, which possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help prevent acne breakouts and soothe red irritated skin.
This easy DIY gingerbread body lotion uses essential oils. While they aren’t necessary, adding them can turn your butter from simply moisturizing to something that really addresses what is going on with your skin.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger essential oil offers several natural skincare and beauty benefits when used as an ingredient in your skincare formulations. A natural anti-inflammatory, ginger essential oil feels warm on the skin when you use it topically. It’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants to combat the signs of aging.
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon oil has a high concentration of antioxidants, which means that it fights free radicals and combats signs of aging when used in skincare.
For this gingerbread body lotion recipe, I also use cinnamon powder, ginger root (grated), and vanilla extract.
You will love this easy homemade body lotion for glowing skin because it is:
- super easy to make (no fancy tools–just melt, stir and pour)
- smells great
- has flexible ingredients (so you can pretty much use what you have on hand)
Here’s the full list of ingredients and necessary equipment:
- Shea Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Ginger Essential Oil
- Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Hand Mixer
- Small Jars
As you can see, this homemade body lotion recipe doesn’t just smell good, it’s good for you. If only the same could be said about actual gingerbread.
- ½ cup shea butter
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 T ground ginger
- 7 drops of ginger essential oil
- 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Melt over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let sit until cooled to room temperature.
Scoop the mixture into a bowl and set it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Remove from the fridge, and add ginger, cinnamon, essential oils, and vanilla extract.
Whip on high for 5 minutes or until mixture is a creamy, fluffy consistency.
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.
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- ½ cup Shea Butter
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
- 7 drops of Ginger Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Melt over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let sit until cooled to room temperature.
- Scoop the mixture into a bowl and set it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove from the fridge, and add ginger, cinnamon, essential oils, and vanilla extract.
- Whip on high for 5 minutes or until mixture is a creamy fluffy consistency.
- 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.