DIY Peppermint Cracked Foot & Heel Balm Recipe June 27 2017
After a long, cold winter, there's nothing I love more than putting on my favorite pair of flip flops! I live in flip flops pretty much all Summer through the end of Fall. But it doesn't take long for my feet and heels to start getting really dry. And by the middle of summer, if I don't give them some extra TLC, sure enough, my heels will begin to crack (Ouch and Ewwww!) It's a vicious cycle every year, and so I've finally decided to get a jump start on treating my feet to keep them silky soft and moisturized to prevent that horrible and painful splitting.
So today I'm bringing you a very simple and effective DIY Peppermint Cracked Foot and Heel Balm Recipe that I originally found online but adapted a bit. It will keep your feet smooth and moisturized. This Foot and Heel Balm can also be used to help treat already dry and cracked skin too! Tamanu Oil is the star of the show in this recipe! It's a supreme choice when it comes to helping heal damaged skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antibiotic properties and acts as a natural antioxidant. It's perfect for restoring cracked, dry feet!
This recipe makes 7 oz. of balm.
- 1 oz. Beeswax
- 1 oz. Cocoa Butter (organic, unrefined)
- 1 oz. Jojoba Oil (avocado or almond oil can also be used)
- 1 oz. Raw, Tamanu Oil
- 3 oz. Raw, Coconut Oil
- 1-2 tsp Vitamin E Oil (non-GMO)
- 10-15 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, Lavender Oil or Tea Tree Oil (or a combination of both. Don't use more than 10-15 drops total)
- Clean metal tins or glass containers enough to hold 7 oz (These would be perfect!)
- Using a simmering double-boiler with a glass bowl on top, combine the beeswax, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, tamanu oil, and coconut oil and melt everything down, gently stirring.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and add in the Vitamin E oil and Peppermint Oil. Remove the glass bowl from the heat and wipe down the outside to remove excess moisture. You always want to avoid getting water into skincare products, as this can contribute to bacterial growth.
- Pour the mixture into your containers.
- Let cool. (It'll take about 30 minutes or so to set.)
This balm is best used at bedtime but really, can be used any time of day. You'll be amazed at how quickly you'll see results with this balm!