IY skin care products are a great way to share love and energy over Christmas. You get the fun of making something healthy and useful that makes a totally personalized gift. And, when you use Baraka Shea Butter you give a gift to the women and families who make too. A really Holiday win win win!

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The holidays are right around the corner, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite Shea Butter DIY’s with a twist of holiday cheer. Whether you plan on selling these to your customers or making them for friends and family as personal gifts, these simple and delicious do-it-yourself recipes are fun and easy to create. Bring on the nutmeg, peppermint, and pumpkin spice!!

Gingerbread Body Butter

Ingredients:
½ cup of Baraka Shea Butter
½ cup of coconut oil
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. of cinnamon
2 tsp. of vanilla extract

Directions:
Heat the coconut oil and shea butter on a saucepan until melted. Then remove and let cool to room temperature. Scoop into a bowl and place in fridge for 20 minutes. Remove from the fridge and add remaining ingredients, whip for 2-3 minutes. Place in a cute mason jar, and package accordingly for gifts!

Candy Cane Lip Balm

Ingredients:
1 tblsp. of beeswax
3 tblsp. of coconut oil
10 drops of peppermint essential oil
1 tblsp. of Baraka Shea Butter

Directions:
Begin by melting the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in a saucepan. Once melted, add peppermint essential oil drops. Pour into tins and let cool.

Vanilla Cookie Face Scrub

Ingredients:
⅔ cup brown sugar
2 tblsp. of Baraka Shea Butter
⅓ cup ground oats
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
½ cup of almond oil

Directions:
Melt the shea butter in a saucepan and let cool. Add the vanilla extract and almond oil to cooled product and slowly stir. Lastly, throw in the ground oats and brown sugar, mixing for 2-3 minutes. Place in tin or mason jar to store.

Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

Ingredients:
¼ cup of cocoa butter
2 tblsp. of almond oil
2 tblsp. of coconut oil
2 tblsp. of Baraka Shea Butter
1 tsp. of beeswax
⅛ tsp. of paprika
10 drops of cinnamon essential oil
7 drops of ginger essential oil
5 drops of nutmeg
2 drops of all spice essential oil
2 drops of clove essential oil

Directions:
Mix cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter, and beeswax and melt in saucepan or double boiler.Stir until all ingredients are melted together. Once ingredients are all melted, add the paprika. Let paprika seep for around 10 minutes. Place in a bowl and put in fridge. When the lotion is almost solid, but not completely solid, remove it from the fridge. Add the essential oils and whip up with a handheld mixer for about a minute. Transfer into a jar and store in room temperature.

We are so excited to get into the holiday spirit with these DIY creations, and find that handmade gifts are requested each year from our friends and family. While store-bought presents are thoughtful, making something from scratch and from the heart takes the cake (and now we are hungry).

What are your favorite DIY’s for the holidays season? Be sure to stock up on Baraka Shea Butter for all of your skincare creations.

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