When looking for homemade gift ideas for Christmas DIY body products are a fantastic option. They are relatively simple to make and you can customize scents and ingredients for each recipient, this batch of Homemade Peppermint Body Butter is a great scent for the holidays and all throughout the winter season. It is rich, moisturizing, and has a bright fresh smell that wakes up the senses. I added a touch of a natural coloring, beet root powder, to give it a safe but pretty color for the holidays. The base is so versatile that you can use it year round, just switch out the essential oils to create your favorite seasonal scents. It is also fantastic refrigerated in the summer for a great after sun cooling and conditioning lotion.
This Easy Homemade Peppermint Body Butter has only 3 all-natural ingredients! Save money & make your own luxurious moisturizing body butter! We made peppermint body butter, but choose any scent you like! Great homemade DIY gift idea!
If you love this Homemade Peppermint Body Butter, be sure to check out our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series, where you’ll find other great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!
Homemade Peppermint Body Butter
2 T. Coconut Oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E
1/2 tsp. beet root powder (optional for coloring)
Chop shea butter into small pieces, to make melting quicker, and place in a microwave safe dish.
Heat in 30 second increments until melted, stirring between each heating period.
You can also heat in a double boiler if you prefer, I find the microwave to be cleaner (and it dirties less dishes).
Remove from microwave, transfer to mixer bowl and whip in coconut oil, vitamin E oil, an essential oil.
Place bowl in refrigerator and let it set for about 15 minutes until it begins to form a “skin” on the top surface.
Place in the bowl of your stand or you can use a hand mixer and whip until fluffy.
If you have opted to color yours- Stir in beet root powder a little at a time until desired color is reached.
Scoop mixture into an airtight container like a small mason jar.
Add a pretty piece of twine or ribbon and a handmade tag to identify the contents for your recipient.