Learn how to make the best nourishing mint foot balm recipe to perk up tired, dry feet and cracked heels. The DIY foot balm is made with shea butter, sunflower oil, and essential oils.
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DIY foot balm
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Homemade foot cream ingredients
The best ingredients for dry skin are known to soothe, moisturize and hydrate the skin. For this DIY foot balm recipe, I am using shea butter, rich in fatty acids and vitamins that help moisturize and soothe the skin; hemp seed oil, rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, makes it an effective ingredient for dry skin. It helps to hydrate and soothe the skin while reducing inflammation and improving its overall health and appearance. The last ingredient of this foot balm recipe with shea butter is essential oils.
Shea butter is an excellent moisturizing agent that melts on contact with the skin, protects against water loss and outside weathering (sun, snow, rain, and wind), and boosts the skin’s protective layer and barrier repair function. It hydrates, moisturizes, softens, and smooths dry, dehydrated, and damaged skin.
This oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, making it an effective ingredient for dry skin as it helps hydrate and soothe the skin while reducing inflammation and improving its overall health and appearance.
Peppermint essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils. It’s stimulating, energizing, awakening, detoxifying, and warming. This essential oil is solid and sharp, green and clear. It brings you into the present moment, re-energizes, and gives you a get-up-and-go!
Lavender essential oil is lovely for all skin types. It has powerful skin-preserving qualities and is an excellent aid in regenerating cells. It helps the skin heal faster and with less scarring. Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Lemongrass oil is an effective cleanser for all skin types; its antiseptic and astringent properties make lemongrass oil perfect for getting even and glowing skin. Lemongrass has a strong, powerful, and stimulating aroma. It helps to reduce signs of tiredness and fatigue and helps with concentration and focus.
All-natural foot balm with essential oils
This is a very quick DIY foot balm recipe to make as we won’t melt the butter completely. If you have time and want a smoother finished product then you can melt the butter completely.
- 70g shea butter at room temperature (soften a little in a double boiler if the butter is cold as it won’t whisk if too cold)
- 29g hemp seed oil (or another carrier oil, try avocado for very dry skin)
- 0.5g (approx. 15 drops) peppermint essential oil and 0.5g (approx. 15 drops) lavender essential oil
- Or 0.5g (approx. 15 drops) lemongrass essential oil and 0.5g (approx. 15 drops) lavender essential oil.
To make: Whisk the butter with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy, add the hemp seed oil, and whisk again. Finally, add the essential oil, whisk one last time, and put it into pots.
To use: Massage into your feet for amazingly soft, smooth skin! Shea butter is soothing and nourishing and leaves skin really soft and smooth. Great for all skin types, especially dry skin.
Apply more balm to the heels and massage into the skin using your fingers if needed. The DIY foot cream can stay on the feet and does not need to be washed off.
How long does DIY foot balm last?
This DIY foot balm should last up to 6 months if stored in a cool, dry place. It can be stored at room temperature but avoid direct sunlight and hot temperatures.
Whisk the butter with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy, add the hemp seed oil, and whisk again. Finally, add the essential oil, whisk one last time, and put it into pots.