Lavender & Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

Love your feet with this easy to make recipe created from rich, skin loving ingredients sure to tackle even the worst feet. Also try it on achy, tired legs!

Lavender & Peppermint Foot Cream

¬©Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1/8 Cup Cocoa Butter
1/2 teaspoon Beeswax
1 1/8 Cup Refined Shea Butter
1/4 Cup Aloe Butter
1/8 Cup Avocado Oil
1/8 Cup Liquid Vegetable Glycerin
1 Tablespoon Vitamin E Oil
1 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons Lavender or Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
1 teaspoon Peppermint Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Restorative Skin Oil

Instructions:

Melt the butters and beeswax over low heat on the stove or at half power in the microwave just until melted. Mix well, then stir in the remaining ingredients. Whip in a blender or using a hand blender. Pour evenly into four 4oz. plastic or glass jars. Allow to cool and harden completely, about two days. For a thicker cream, double your amounts of cocoa butter and/or beeswax.

For a cooling sensation in your foot cream, add menthol crystals.

Ingredients for this project can be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Comments

  1. This looks awesome! Right now I have cocoa butter lotion (from Cost Plus) and wool socks over my feet, they are so painfully dry…..this lotion would be perfect!

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  3. Oh my goodness that looks amazing…so soothing and fresh. Thanks for sharing how it’s done!

  4. this looks great and so easy to make! I will definitely make this one fo these days and I am sure that my feet will surely thank me! ^^) have a lovely weekend!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi, how long can a bottle be stored?

  6. If all of your oils are fresh, I’d max the shelf life at the longest shelf life for your oils. 9-12 months.

  7. Where could you get all of these ingredients?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Does this need to be stored in the frig? Looks great but I saw no preservative added and just needed you to clarify for me. Thanks.

  9. No, it doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge. There are not preservatives, but they are not needed as there is not water in this recipe. You’d just want to keep it out of extreme heat.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hi,
    i have made the foot lotion – but it is quite runny and not white -
    what does it look like in a few days (ive just made it) and i have put the liquid in glass jars – should i leave room at the top as it gets more when it is more solid i presume???
    thank you – i love all the ingredients, but would love to know what the finished product looks like – as i thought it would be like the photo!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hi its me from above,
    and the cream is set this morning and more whitish and so absolutly lovely on my feet…..thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  12. I am going to make these for christmas gifts but did not find the aloe butter on mountain herb rose website. any other locations to find that ingredient?

  13. You can make your own aloe butter by combing shea butter with aloe gel.

  14. Too many ingredients in my opinion. Better Off buying a natural foot cream for the price you’ll pay for most of these Ingredients. Nice ingredients though!

  15. I waited a while to make this as the ingredients were costly and many. When it seemed that I needed the perfect foot cream for a Christmas gift I decided on this. It is absolutely incredible! Thank goodness I had some leftover for me. In the winter here in the northeast I find it necessary to remove dead skin from my feet about once a week. Since I started using this my feet have stayed soft (a month now…). It is definitely so worth the cost of ingredients. I am making a new batch with different essential oils for more general use too. Thanks for posting!

  16. Hi, I made this yesterday and I want to know how long we’re supposed to blend it? Also, I doubled the cocoa butter but not the beeswax and it firms up in the fridge but softens after it’s been out. I keep it in the a/c apt. Overall, I believe it’s going to be well worth the cost of ingredients though :)

    • If it’s summer, it can take an entire day to thicken up completely in the fridge. Give it a day or two then see what it does. However, keep in mind that cocoa butter does have a low melt point so if you’re house is warm it might stay soft.

  17. I love this recipe, ty so much for sharing it. I put it on last night and my feet still feel silky, net not oily. Can I replace the restorative oil with something else? It’s kind of pricey.

  18. Can I use almond oil instead of avacodo oil? And will it make a difference if I leave out the skin restoring oil?

    • Yes, you can sub carrier oils. You can sub out the skin restoring oil with a carrier oil but you will loose some of the moisturizing and healing properties that come with that particular oil. I would recommend subbing with another healing oil like walnut.

  19. Hi Rebecca,

    Your recipe sounds awesome!!! I have unrefined Shea and Cocoa butter, the recipe calls refined Shea butter. Can I ask what difference this makes? I used the unrefined in a deodorant that I made and in came out great.

    Thank-you so much!!

  20. Can I use avocado butter instead of aloe butter? Amazon sent the wrong thing!

  21. Ok so mine turned out hard and not at all creamy looking. What do you think I did wrong?

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