I like to keep my feet soft all year round so I began using different foot creams. This recipe is actually a body butter recipe that I have turned into a DIY foot cream because I loved the ingredients. The essential oils in it provide a bit of a cooling effect and can also help smooth out calluses. I only use this foot cream AT NIGHT after I am in bed because it can be a bit greasy.
In the morning your feet will be nice and soft. Here is a quick video for those of you who are more of a visual type learner, like myself.
SOOTHING FOOT CREAM INGREDIENTS:
1/4 Cup Shea Butter
1/2 Cup Grapeseed Oil
1/4 Cup Almond Oil
2 Tablespoon Beeswax
1 Tablespoon Glycerin
1/4 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
12 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
10 Lemon Essential Oil
8 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Combine the Shea butter with the beeswax in a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
- Remove from heat and add all other ingredients except xanthan gum and essential oils. Stir together and then add in the xanthan gum and essential oils.
- Whip together with an electric mixer removing as many lumps as possible. The mixture should be a pretty, creamy, light yellow color.
- Pour into desired container and let cool for at least 4 hours. I like to let mine sit overnight. *Do not seal your container until it has completely cooled.*
This is a natural product so it may begin to separate after several weeks. So use it up! I hope you love it as much as I do!