The harsh months of winter can wreak havoc on our skin, and especially cause major problems for our feet. Well…love your feet instead! With this easy to make recipe — created from rich and moisturizing ingredients — you’re sure to tackle even your worst dry, cracked, and callused feet. Feel free to also try it on achy, tired legs!
With the addition of tea tree oil, this Handmade Peppermint Foot Cream will also disinfect your feet and leave them feeling and smelling vibrant and fresh. The peppermint will help to stimulate circulation, while lavender reduces the aches and pains of the day.
Handmade Peppermint Foot Cream
Gather the Ingredients
-0.5 ounces cocoa butter
-2 ounces Shea butter
-1 ounce coconut oil
-0.25 ounces avocado oil
-1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
-1/4 teaspoon tea tree oil
-1/4 teaspoon essential oils of peppermint
-10 drops essential oils of lavender
1. Melt the butter and the oils together over low heat on the stove, or in a double boiler, until just melted.
2. Mix well, remove from heat (allow to cool a bit), and stir in the remaining ingredients.
3. Whip by using a stick blender or hand mixer. Then pour into storage container (i.e. recycled lotion jar or glass mason jar).
4. Allow to cool and harden completely for 24 hours (up to 48 hours). You may speed up this process by placing the cream in the refrigerator. Note: For a thicker cream, double the amount of cocoa butter or add 0.25 ounces of beeswax.
5. Massage into feet 🙂
How do you soothe your dry, winter feet?
Ingredients for this recipe can be purchased by clicking this link for Mountain Rose Herbs.
Jen Bacon says
I’m trying this! I’m pinning that I’m trying this!!
Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!! 😀
I’m saving this! I am slowly buying supplies to make my own homemade facial moisturizer (found here: http://www.savvyhomemade.com/homemade-moisturizers.html). I would love a foot cream too!
Thanks for sharing!
Wow Andrea- this sounds just wonderful! Can you give an approximate idea of how much cream this makes so I have an idea of the size of jar(s) I will need. Also, can the recipe be doubled or tripled successfully in one batch? I would love to make just one batch and share with some of my friends at water aerobics class. Thank you so much!
Hi Patty! You’ll get about 4 oz from this recipe. And feel free to double, triple, quadruple the recipe to fit your needs. What a nice gift this will make 🙂
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This recipe looks great. I need something for my dry feet!
You’ll love it!
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Sounds like a nice combination of oils! Does it have a nice minty scent? I do use homemade lotion and once in a while remember to slather my feet and then cover with socks before bed.
It has an intoxicating minty scent 🙂 Lovely really!
What substitute could I use for avocado oil? I’m allergic to avocado!! Thanks much! I need these for gifts as well very soon!!
Hi Renee…any oil could work for this salve:)
Andrea, Just wanted to tell you thank you for sharing this recipe!! It has done miracles to my feet!!
Awww! That’s awesome Robyn! Thank you so much for sharing that 🙂
I just find your site and it is wonderful. My question about the foot lotion is does it have a cooling effect on the feet? My husband’s feet are hot after working in the kitchen all day and he loves Mary Kay’s foot lotion but I would love to make our own.
Very cooling…he’ll love it:)
I love these recipes and can’t wait to try them. I’m thinking of making this, the cuticle cream and lip balm for Christmas presents. How long will they last? In other words, will the ingredients go bad if I started making them now for Christmas gifts?
I was just wondering how long this will last on the bathroom counter?
Hi there, I’ve tried making this lotion but it didn’t go white and solid. it stayed as oil. Would you know by any chance what I’ve done wrong.
Referring to the person that had problems with this recipe solidifying – the coconut oil used for this recipe is the type that is solid below 76 degrees, not fractionated coconut oil. That’s the only thing I can think of that might have gone wrong.
I have a question! I’m looking for something like this to use for foot zoning. Does it stay slippery for a while, kind of like a massage cream? Or would you think it wouldn’t work for that?
How do I know how much these oils and butters are by weight? I don’t have a kitchen scale. This is weight correct and not fluid ounces. Thanks for anyone’s help.
Evie Dawson says
Amazing…..Handmade foot creams are often superfatted with gourmet oils or butters added as extra moisturizers, and botanicals to nurture and exfoliate the skin and cure skin infections. Loved the recipe 🙂
I just made this recipe and used an immersion blender. My mixture does not look anything like the photo above with the immersion blender. My formula looks more like a frothy liquid. Any suggestions on what went wrong? I did scale the ingredients correctly.