Gingerbread Fragrance Oil Showcase

The 12th of December heralds Gingerbread House day and so what better this week than VINEVIDA’s Gingerbread Fragrance Oil to evoke those happy memories of childhood? Tales of Hansel and Gretel and the fairytale Gingerbread house of the Wicked Witch. Thankfully, you can conjure all the good magic with none of the bad with our wonderful Gingerbread Fragrance Oil.

Heady, in Gingerbread spices of warming Cinnamon, Nutmeg, deep richness from Cloves and a comforting embrace from Vanilla as a final flourish. It’s a child’s delight but this fragrance oil has universal appeal and can be used year round.

Let this evocative and delicious scent remind you to immerse yourself in your imagination and occasionally, in the joy of fairy tales. Use it to have carefree fun and kick back.

It’s also perfect to curl up with a blanket and find time to relax, rest and let go. It's a wonderfully comforting and reassuring whimsical scent to remind you of yesteryear. 

Fragrance Notes

Gingerbread is the call to remember those carefree days of childhood, peering through the bakery windows during the holidays. Therein lay incredible Gingerbread house confections festooned with more Candy than you can count. Tempting and delicious.

Yet, there are no fears of being kidnapped here. Sink into the glorious warmth of Indian spices, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Clove finally, creamy and smooth Vanilla pulls us into its reassuring and comforting embrace.

I can see you, curled up with a fairy tale book or movie with the family, tucking into warm, fresh and fragrant Gingerbread that abounds everywhere at this time of the year. It’s a Fragrance Oil loved here at VINEVIDA for kicking back with.

    • Top: Cinnamon.
    • Mid: Nutmeg.
    • Bottom: Vanilla, Clove.

      VINEVIDA’S Favorite Ways To Use Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

      Gingerbread takes you back to your childhood with pages of beloved fairy tales, memories of steamy, fragrant kitchens and sticking Candy to Gingerbread… (and it sliding right off, if it was anything like mine).

      It is a joyous fragrance oil that begs you to have childlike fun with it. Revisit your youth for imaginative and creative ideas to wow the family and kids this year.

      With its heart of warm spices and smooth Vanilla finish, it is ideal to use in cold process soaps and shower gels. It can be beautifully blended with woods for a more masculine finish.

      With sweet and spicy scent notes it is suitable for scenting most of the spaces in the home. Ideally suited to the kitchen diner and dining rooms over the Holiday season. You could use it as the base for creating a Signature Home Scent. Discover more about Signature Home Scents, in our article Layering Perfumes In The Home.

      Gingerbread Fragrance Oil is ideal for wax melts, scented candles and reed diffusers. It can also be used in all types of candle burners.

      Gingerbread Fragrance Oil is readily blended with our other Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils for a real scentsation. Its warm, spicy heart and creamy, comforting Vanilla finish is absolutely perfect for the busy rooms in the home like the kitchen.

      I like to mix it with Citrus and more woody fragrances for an incredible scentsation. Try blending it with Orange Sherbet and Our Version Of Santal 33 By Le Labo but it also blends wonderfully with essential oils like Sweet Orange, Cardamom and Ginger.

      We have a version of Gingerbread Fragrance Oil developed especially for your Cold Air Diffusers too. Find it here.

      Creative Ways To Use And Blend Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

      Jump in with me, as we discover some brilliantly creative ideas for using this whimsical Gingerbread Fragrance Oil. 

      With the Holidays right around the corner, why not shut yourself away for a couple of fun hours to yourself and make a few extra decorations or gifts?

      Ideas Around the Home

      Scented Bookmarks With Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

      Scented Bookmarks

      These are brilliant for popping into the kids fairytale books to keep track of where they have got to.

      You can make paper ones or fabric ones - follow this week's tutorial in our blog article How To Make Scented Paper With Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils for the easiest way to do this.

      Simply cut strips of stiff cardboard and decorate to suit your child and the types of books they like reading. Look for ideas on Pinterest to inspire you.

      Alternatively, make really ornate ones from felt and add a pocket to pop in a wad of cotton with your Gingerbread Fragrance Oil, don’t go mad though or your oils could cause the book to dampen and mold. Less is more guys!

      I like these for the big kids in the family, embroidered and initialed corner bookmarks.

      This project would fall in IFRA category 12 which carries no restrictions in the amount you use, but don’t use it as an excuse to go mad eh?

      Beauty Ideas

      Shampoo and Conditioner With Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

      Shampoo and Conditioner

      Have you considered that you can completely transform and liven up your shampoo and conditioner over the holiday period? Why not add Gingerbread fragrance oil to your hair care regime so you carry that delicious seasonal fragrance with you. One flick of those luscious locks and it will release that gorgeous aroma.

      Gingerbread Fragrance Oil in IFRA category 9 has safety dilution restrictions of 1.98%.

      This means you can only add 1.98ml to every 100 ml (3.38 fl oz) of shampoo or conditioner. Be sure to mix it in thoroughly, patch test and then use as normal.

      Use the VINEVIDA calculator to help you work out exactly how much you need for your given project.

      Our Favorite Recipe With Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

      Vinevida Fragrance Oils are perfect for a huge array of innovative and creative projects.  We have the warming and whimsical Gingerbread Fragrance Oil this week and we will play to those descriptions with our projects.

      First, we are going to make a Warming Hand Salve. It is a life saver if you are out in the cold, wet weather. Make the most of combining Gingerbread Fragrance Oils with Essential Oils for a truly heart and hand warming experience

      Our second recipe is just uber whimsical and utterly joyful, we're going to make a Salt Dough Gingerbread House infused with that delicious Gingerbread fragrance. The kids will love it and it will enchant everyone. 

      Don’t let them eat it though!

      Hand Warming Salve with Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

      Hand Warming Salve

      I love the warming nature of this Salve. It’s perfect if you are out in wet, cold and windy weather to keep your hands protected from elements. Give those precious hands some TLC this winter.

      Make a few extra for wonderful Holiday gifts, especially for the gardeners, laborers and hard working hands in your life.

      You will need:

        1. Digital scale
        2. Double boiler
        3. Stainless steel spoon/stirrer
        4. Small jars of salve tins
        5. Labels


          1. 14 gms Beeswax
          2. 99 gms Sweet Almond Carrier Oil (Prunus Dulcis)
          3. 5 drops of Gingerbread Fragrance Oil
          4. 20 drops of Ginger Essential Oil (Zingiber Officinale)
          5. 20 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper Nigrum)

          Optional - Preservative of your choice.


            • Do not use this in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
            • Gingerbread Fragrance Oil in IFRA category 5C has safety dilution restrictions of 0.25% for this weight of product.


                  1. Weigh your Beeswax and Sweet Almond Carrier Oil.
                  2. Place in a double boiler over a medium to low heat.
                  3. Scrape the edges and stir to facilitate melting fully.
                  4. As soon as the wax is fully melted, remove from the heat.
                  5. Add the Gingerbread Fragrance Oil and the Essential Oils.
                  6. Working quickly, pour into your jar or salve tins.
                  7. Let it set and fully cool before adding any lids. This reduces the chances of mold, unless you choose to use a preservative.
                  8. Label clearly, listing all ingredients for safety.

                    How to Use:

                      1. Do a 24-48 hour patch test - I highly recommend this with such potent essential oils.
                      2. Use a small amount and work into your hands, avoid touching your eyes and mouth for the first few minutes.
                      3. Enjoy the blissful warming sensation and protective layer.
                      4. Store in a cool, dry place at an ambient temperature.
                      5. Use within 6 months.

                        Salt Dough Gingerbread House With Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

                        Salt Dough Gingerbread House

                        I think this is a wonderful project to use your Gingerbread Fragrance Oil for. The kids will just adore this and it will be the fragrant envy of your neighbors.

                        If you're worried about how to cut it all out, I have even thought about that and I have found some delightful free patterns that you can use. 

                        Gingerbread Fragrance Oil in IFRA category 12 has no safety dilution restrictions, but you do need to wear gloves while you make the dough. Add the fragrance oil to suit, but also use some water in the final mix to get the right kind of finish to your salt dough. 

                        You will need:

                          1. Mixing bowl
                          2. Stainless steel spoon or stirrer
                          3. Protective gloves
                          4. Measuring cups
                          5. Baking sheet
                          6. Baking parchment


                            To make a medium sized house:


                                  1. Preheat the oven to its lowest setting, if you set it too hot it will burn and be useless.
                                  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
                                  3. Pop your gloves on now.
                                  4. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and mix well.
                                  5. Slowly alternate adding both the water and the fragrance oil.
                                  6. Stir well until it comes together into a dough like ball.
                                  7. Transfer your fragrant dough onto a well floured surface and roll until the desired thickness, using guides help. I recommend using guides, as it helps when it is constructed, if your pieces are of a consistent thickness.
                                  8. Cut your dough into your chosen patterns. Follow the ones supplied or design your own.
                                  9. Very gently and carefully lift your finished pattern pieces onto the lined baking sheet. A cake lifter is ideal here, or even cut the pieces while they are on a very well lined baking sheet.
                                  10. Bake at the lowest temperature for 3 hrs or until the pieces are solid. Bear in mind the outer edges may feel solid but may still be soft inside, this is not ideal for construction. Pop a test piece in too so you can skewer that to fully test it without damaging any pattern pieces.
                                  11. Leave your pattern pieces to cool fully.


                                      1. Since you are not going to be consuming this Gingerbread House you can construct this using glue and decorate it as you see fit.
                                      2. For a traditional look and finish use royal icing and candy decorations.

                                        How to Use:

                                          1. Put in pride of place and let the aroma permeate the room.
                                          2. You can store it in a box with cotton wool dampened with Gingerbread Fragrance Oil to replenish the fragrance from year to year.
                                          3. Don’t drop the fragrance oil onto the dough, it will go soggy, buckle and may even mold.

                                            Safety Using Gingerbread Fragrance Oil

                                            Please be sure that you are following the IFRA safety dilutions recommendations when you are creating these projects. They are there to keep you safe.

                                            It is important to follow these guidelines when you make any products for yourself or for friends & family. Pay particular attention to those projects and gifts that you intend to give away or sell, as they are then out of the remit of your control.

                                            We supply you with all the safety information you need on our website. If you click over to the individual fragrance oil webpage, there is a link labeled DOCUMENTS.  Then click onto IFRA STATEMENT and there you will find all the safety data you need. 

                                            The Vinevida calculator tool is incredible and makes working out how much fragrance oil to add an absolute doddle. It works out the exact amount of fragrance oil for your given project. This handy tool will give you the confidence that you are within the safety guidelines, every single time. 

                                            The Final Word

                                            gingerbread cookie

                                            I hope that you had fun learning new tips and tricks and exploring new recipes in this showcase on Gingerbread Fragrance Oil. These projects are perfect for the holidays and they are super cost effective too. Fun does not have to cost you an arm and a leg.

                                            Immerse yourself in the whimsical and comforting fragrance of Gingerbread. Relive childhood fairytales and family movies of candy festooned Gingerbread houses and the tempting deliciousness they present.  

                                            The comforting spicy heart of warming spices like Cinnamon and Nutmeg and the final comforting embrace of rich Clove and creamy Vanilla encourage you to kick back and have some childlike fun. Throw off the weight of responsibility for a while and revisit your childhood.

                                            Hopefully, this seasonal showcase will give you plenty of cost effective ideas on how to use this whimsical and fun fragrance oil. 

                                            Come up with your own creative and exciting ideas. We always love to see what you are up to with VV products and we would love you to share them with us in our Vinevida Facebook Group. I cannot wait to see all your Gingerbread House creations. 

                                            Don’t shy away from trying to blend Gingerbread Fragrance Oil with both other Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils for unique and individual fragrances to scent your home.  I am sure you will create an absolute scentsation.

                                            Stay within the recommended IFRA safety dilutions, it is good working practices and standards and it will always serve you well. If you get stuck of course, you can use the VINEVIDA calculator to help you. 

                                            I have loved working with the whimsical Gingerbread Fragrance Oil with those spicy, warming heart notes of Cinnamon and Nutmeg. Rich Clove intermingles with smooth Vanilla which pulls us in that final comforting embrace. You won’t be able to help yourself loving it just as much as we do here at VINEVIDA.