Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe with Printable Labels

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This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to encourage healing and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to encourage healing and protect cracked heels and feet. It’s also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips – pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. beeswax
1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. sal butter
1 oz. refined coconut oil
.5 oz. 100% neem oil
.5 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. lanolin
.1 oz. sea buckthorn oil
.1 oz. patchouli essential oil
.15 oz peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

You will need to use a digital scale for this project. My cracked heel repair balm recipe yields two 75 gram containers that smell like peppermint! The peppermint also lends its cooling properties to hot, tired feet. If you prefer to have the patchouli shine through instead, use .15 oz. of patchouli essential oil and .1 oz. of peppermint oil. The patchouli essential oil is included in my cracked heel repair balm recipe for its ability to not only speed healing, but also for its natural deodorizing and antifungal properties.

To make my cracked heel repair balm recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter and combine in a 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Be careful when removing your container from the microwave as the glass will be hot. I recommend using a potholder or towel to protect your skin from the heat.

Next weigh out and stir in the sal butter, coconut oil, lanolin and neem oil. Stir until these ingredients have liquified completely. If needed, pop back into the microwave at 50% power just until melted.

Now weigh out and stir in the remaining ingredients.

White Styrene Twist Up Deodorant Tubes with White Screw Caps and Discs

You will now fill two 75 gram white styrene deodorant tubes with your cracked heel repair balm. To fill these deodorant tubes, first place the container upside down, with cap and disc insert in place and the base off. Fill the tubes with the now liquid cracked heel repair balm from the bottom, up to the plunger (the internal mechanism with three oblong holes that will move the product upward). Be sure not to fill above the plunger or the tube will not function properly.

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

Once the cracked heel repair balm has solidified completely, snap the base back onto the bottom of the tube, then apply your labels. (Download the free printable labels for my cracked heel repair balm here.)

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

To use, unscrew the cap and remove the disc. Then simply twist up to dispense product for use. Apply and massage in as desired.

You can find these awesome twist up deodorant tubes I used for my cracked heel repair balm recipe at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

(Side note: In warmer climates and if transporting outside of a climate controlled environment, you’ll want to increase the beeswax in this recipe to 1.25 oz.)

Other skin care recipes you can use with these twist up tubes include my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe, my cayenne pain relief salve recipe and my natural homemade deodorant recipe.

In addition, if you like my cracked heel repair balm recipe, you may also like my other foot care recipes for making a natural foot repair salve with neem oil and my natural rosemary and neem oil foot salve.

Need to make substitutions?

If you need to make substitutions do to allergies, you can substitute mango butter or kokum butter for the cocoa butter and refined shea butter for the coconut oil – though this will create a slightly harder product. You can also substitute the sal butter with refined shea butter.

Natural Homemade Heal and Protect Lanolin Foot Salve Recipe with Rosemary and Neem Oil

Why sea buckthorn oil?

Sea buckthorn oil is prized for its healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. It can aid in healing burns, cuts, wounds, sunburn, rashes, and other types of skin damage. In addition, daily use of sea buckthorn oil has been shown to help slow down the signs of aging by nourishing the tissues in your skin and body.

Here are a few more of my natural skin care recipes that use sea buckthorn oil as an ingredient: Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin, Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe, Anti-Aging Natural Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe, Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, Natural Handmilled Facial Soap Recipe, and Natural Heal and Protect Lanolin Foot Salve Recipe.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring.

Why use neem oil?

Neem oil has been shown to offer significant healing properties when used in skin care. Used both medicinally and cosmetically for hundreds of years, neem oil is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal and possesses moisturizing and regenerative properties. In addition it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties and contains both vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

Used topically, neem oil helps to treat skin conditions such as eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, chronic syphilitic sores, infected burn wounds, and slow-healing skin ulcers. It has also been show to help control various skin infections including scabies and candida.

For more natural skin care recipes that contain neem oil, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

DIY Homemade Lanolin Salve Recipe with Calendula, Neem Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil - Excellent for Dry or Cracked Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

Why use lanolin?

Because lanolin is very similar in composition to the oils secreted by our own skin, it is able to provide a protective moisture barrier when used in skin care products. It’s both an excellent moisturizer and a skin smoother. Lanolin is capable of not only penetrating the outer layers of our own skin while still allowing it to breathe, but it is also a humectant able to attract and absorb up to 300% water.

For more of my natural skin care recipes that contain lanolin, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

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Fresh Spring Sandals and Natural Foot Care Recipes

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It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals , wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!Hooray! It’s finally sandal season which means we can finally indulge in a little bit of shoe shopping for fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels! I’ve been waiting for sandal season since February when I got a little shoe crazy shopping on ModCloth. Of course, as ModCloth offers brand new styles daily, I may or may not have ended up with five new pairs. (I’ve been not so patiently waiting for the chance to finally wear them.)

If you’ve never purchased from ModCloth, then you’re in for a treat. Right now they are offer 20% off any order of $100 or more at ModCloth through Thursday, 5/19/16 @ 3 am EST for all new customers. And because sometimes shoes can be tricky, they always offer free exchanges. Plus their customer service is really amazing. Following are just a few of my favorite spring sandals, wedges and heels from ModCloth. (Plus some great foot care recipes for foot scrubs, salves and creams so your feet will look just as fantastic as your new shoes!)

Spring Sandals, Wedges & Heels

It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!

From top left: My Bold Stomping Grounds Heel in Ecru / Take the Heel and Thrive / Good Enough to Treat Sandal in Chambray / Elative Expression Heel in Bloom / Sole Searching Heel / Mornings in Montmartre Heel

It's sandal season! Fantastic and fresh new spring sandals, wedges and heels to show off your unique style PLUS foot care recipes so you're not afraid to show those toes!

From top left: All-Singing, All-Prancing Heel in Pink / That Seventies Showstopper Heel / You Art to Know Wedge / A Hug and a Kick Flat / Rosette for the Day Wedge / Park Photoshoot Heel

Natural Foot Care Recipes

Ready to get your feet in shape while you’re waiting on your new spring sandals to ship? Then consider one or more of these great foot care recipes!

Nine natural foot care recipes to get your feet in shape for all those fresh new spring sandals!

Natural Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe – This natural neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking and feeling great year round! Natural salts and fine ground pumice exfoliate dead skin cells and rough calluses while gentle kaolin clay helps to detox skin. In addition, naturally anti-fungal neem oil and tea tea tree oil work together in this neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe to help keep feet fungus free or to aid in clearing up any existing conditions like toenail fungus or athlete’s foot!

Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe with Neem Oil – This natural foot repair salve recipe contains neem oil prized for its strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and natural healing properties to help solve ongoing foot and toenail issues. And, because neem oil is not the most pleasant smelling carrier oil – it has a natural odor reminiscent of a nutty garlic like smell – I’ve added eucalyptus essential oil and your choice of either rosemary or peppermint essential oils that mask the fragrance of the neem oil.

Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe – This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer and skin protectant, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape. In addition it also contains cocoa butter, sunflower oil and pomegranate seed oil.

Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe – Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day! Made using intensely moisturizing walnut oil, soothing Epsom salt, and cooling essential oils this soothing foot soak recipe is your answer to overworked and tired feet! Simply add to warm water and soak, then follow with a loofah or pumice stone and your favorite natural foot cream or moisturizer.

Skin Care DIY - Natural Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe for Dry, Cracked Feet

Natural Exfoliating Foot Scrub Recipe – This all natural DIY homemade foot scrub recipe isn’t a mess of slippery oils, but rather a creamy combination of natural shea and cocoa butters, non-greasy argan and sweet almond oils that nourish dry skin. Fine ground pumice and walnut shell powder lend their supercharged exfoliating properties, while sea salt and tea tree oil lend their healing qualities. Plus there’s a touch of peppermint for a fresh, cool scent.

Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe – Treat your feet with my all natural rosemary and neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails.

Peppermint Foot Scrub Soap Recipe – If your feet are in need of some extra love, then you’ll definitely want to add this natural homemade peppermint foot scrub soap recipe to your beauty arsenal! It exfoliates with natural walnut shell powder and fine ground pumice to help keep feet smooth and soft. Don’t just use it during warm months though! This soap is perfect for skin care use year round for a more beautiful you!

Peppermint Exfolimint™ Foot Soap Recipe – Learn how to make your own naturally exfoliating homemade foot soap recipe that exfoliates with pumice and nourishes with shea butter.

Natural Anti-Fungal Toenail Fungus Treatment – This natural toenail fungus treatment clears up unsightly toenail fungus and even cold sores without chemicals. It’s a very effective home remedy.

For even more great ideas and natural bath and beauty recipes, follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find me on  me on Blog Lovin’, TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe

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This natural neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking great with exfoliating salt and pumice and anti-fungal neem and tea tree oils.

This natural neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking and feeling great year round! Natural salts and fine ground pumice exfoliate dead skin cells and rough calluses while gentle kaolin clay helps to detox skin. In addition, naturally anti-fungal neem oil and tea tea tree oil work together in this neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe to help keep feet fungus free or to aid in clearing up any existing conditions like toe nail fungus or athlete’s foot!

This natural neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking great with exfoliating salt and pumice and anti-fungal neem and tea tree oils.

Natural Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.4 oz. dead sea salt (or fine pink Himalayan salt)
6.5 oz. pumice powder
3.6 oz. Epsom salt
.3 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
2.5 oz. safflower oil
2.5 oz. hemp seed oil
.5 oz. neem oil
4 mL tea tree oil
2 mL lemongrass, rosemary or lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out salt, pumice and clay into a large glass bowl. Mix well.

In a separate container weigh out the safflower, hemp seed and neem oils. Then using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the essential oils and stir into the oil mixture.

This natural neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking great with exfoliating salt and pumice and anti-fungal neem and tea tree oils.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the oil mixture, using a fork to whisk the ingredients together as you go. Once the ingredients for this neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe are thoroughly combined, spoon into an 16 oz. jar. (I used an 16 oz. straight sided amber plastic jar with a black smooth plastic lined cap from SKS Bottle & Packaging. You can purchase these jars in bulk for homemade gifts or for packaging for products you are making to sell here.)

Now screw the lid onto your jar and label as desired.

Use this foot scrub daily in the bath or shower by massaging onto wet feet then rinsing and patting dry. Then follow with my natural foot repair salve recipe with neem oil. You’ll love how soft your skin feels afterwards! Plus, because this neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe is made using fine ground pumice, you can also use it as natural body scrub to exfoliate and soften other rough or dry skin areas.

If you’re selling this neem oil and tea tree foot scrub, be sure to label your product to FDA guidelines. It’s also highly recommended you use a preservative in this product to prevent mold and bacteria should water be introduced into the product during normal use. You may also want to consider using either vitamin E or rosemary extract to help extend the shelf life of the oils used.

For even more of my natural skin care recipes be sure to follow me on Pinterest for collections of my favorite bath and beauty recipes from around the web.

Discover all of all my new beauty and skin care recipes by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr. Or find and follow me on FacebookTwitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe with Neem Oil

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Foot Repair Salve Recipe! This natural DIY foot repair salve recipe contains neem oil prized for its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to promote healing.

If your feet are damaged or it toenail fungus or even athlete’s foot seems to be an ongoing problem for you then this natural foot repair salve recipe is just what your feet need!

This natural foot repair salve recipe contains neem oil prized for its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to promote healing and solve ongoing foot and toenail issues. And, because neem oil is not the most pleasant smelling carrier oil – it has a natural odor reminiscent of a nutty garlic like smell – I’ve added eucalyptus essential oil and your choice of either rosemary or peppermint essential oils that mask the fragrance of the neem oil.

In addition I’ve also used rosehip seed oil in this foot repair salve recipe for it’s hydrating and anti-aging properties. As rosehip seed oil is a “dry oil” it helps to keep this salve from feeling greasy and heavy after application as well as to absorb more quickly.

Foot Repair Salve Recipe! This natural DIY foot repair salve recipe contains neem oil prized for its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to promote healing.

Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.55 oz. beeswax
.45 oz. cocoa butter
.6 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
.6 oz. neem oil
.6 oz. rosehip seed oil
.1 oz. non-GMO vitamin E oil
1.5 mL eucalyptus essential oil
.5 mL rosemary (or peppermint) essential oil

Instructions:

To make this natural foot repair salve recipe begin by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter using a digital scale. Combine in a double boiler or a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in a double boiler until melted. Or, if using a microwave, heat in the Pyrex measuring cup at 50% power until melted.

Remove the melted beeswax and cocoa butter from heat. Then weigh out the coconut oil, neem oil, rosehip seed oil and vitamin E oil and stir into the melted beeswax and cocoa butter. Mix until all the additional ingredients have liquified.

Using a graduated transfer pipette now measure out the essential oils and add to the foot repair salve. Stir again to fully incorporate the essential oils then pour into into one 4 oz. tin. (You can purchase tins in bulk from SKS Bottle & Packaging. I actually used their cool 6 oz. foot candle tin here which leaves a bit of space at the top.)

Place the foot repair salve in the refrigerator until it hardens completely, then label as desired.

To use simply apply the foot repair salve to feet once a day to maintain healthier feet or twice a day for damaged feet until condition is resolved. If you continue to experience problems with your feet, you may want to see a dr. or dermatologist.

Want to wear this foot repair salve with sandals or without socks? Add .05 oz. of arrowroot powder to this cream when you’re making it for a more matte feeling once it’s absorbed into skin.

For even more of my natural skin care recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of my favorite bath and beauty recipes from around the web.

Plus, keep track of all my new beauty and skin care recipes by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook,Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

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This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer and skin protectant, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape.

This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer and skin protectant, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape. In addition it also contains cocoa butter, sunflower oil and pomegranate seed oil.

This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is very easy to make yet will yield professional results. Apply at night and cover with socks for extra skin softening power. You can also add a small amount of lanolin to this peppermint foot cream recipe if desired for extra protection for severely dry or cracked feet. Alternately you can also try subbing the peppermint essential oil with a lesser amount of menthol crystals for a truly cooling sensation.

Shea butter is a natural fat that is extracted from the fruit of the Karite Tree found in West Africa. It is a wonderful moisturizer and emollient, and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Apply liberally to the skin to treat scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, chapped lips, stretch marks, and wrinkles.

So what is shea butter?

Shea butter is a natural fat that is extracted from the fruit of the Karite Tree found in West Africa and has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties as well as to protect and condition damaged skin. Shea butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals, and, in addition to its moisturizing and healing properties, shea butter also offers a low level of UV protection (approximately SPF-6).

Used alone, shea butter makes a great summer moisturizer to use both before and after sun exposure to reduce the possibility of the skin peeling or dryness. You can use shea butter liberally to the skin to treat scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, chapped lips, stretch marks, and wrinkles. Typically, when stored properly shea butter has a shelf life of about two years.

What are the benefits of cocoa butter?

Cocoa butter adds a rich, creamy, and thick consistency to lotions and creams and is typically used to help reduce dryness. Rich in natural antioxidants, cocoa butter also contains high amounts of Vitamin E as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals.

What’s the story with pomegranate seed oil?

Pomegranate seed oil is a deeply penetrating oil derived from the cold pressed organic seeds of pomegranate fruit. It’s been found to be deeply nourishing to the outer epidermal layer of skin and also offers powerful anti-oxidant benefits for numerous skin ailments. In addition pomegranate seed oil contains high levels of anti-oxidants known to fight free radicals and skin aging. It is also a potent source of punicic and ellagic acids. This oil is makes a wonderful addition to skin care recipes but can also be used as a stand-alone product to help nourish and develop healthy skin cell regeneration.

How is sunflower oil beneficial?

Sunflower oil is an easily accessible and affordable carrier oil option. It’s high oleic acids as well as vitamins A, D, and E, lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. When used in skin care recipes it is deeply nourishing and and skin conditioning and is highly recommended for recipes designed to treat dry, weathered, aged, and damaged skin.

This natural peppermint foot cream recipe is made with natural shea butter, a proven moisturizer, peppermint essential oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape.

Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. cocoa butter
4 oz. shea butter
1.5 oz. sunflower oil (or other carrier oil)
.5 oz. pomegranate seed oil
.1 oz. peppermint essential oil
.04 oz. (approximately 1.1 grams) tea tree oil

Instructions:

You’ll need to weigh all of your ingredients for this natural peppermint foot cream recipe so you will need a digital scale. Begin by weighing out both the cocoa butter and shea butter and heat until melted in either a double boiler on the stove or at reduced power in the microwave.

Once the butters have melted, weigh out the remaining ingredients and stir into the melted butters. Mix well to ensure the ingredients are incorporated throughout the peppermint foot cream then pour into a 6 oz. glass or plastic jar. Carefully screw on the lid of your jar then set in the fridge to cool until the peppermint foot cream has completely solidified.

Psst. Want a non-greasy peppermint foot cream? Simply add .05 – .1 oz. arrowroot powder or tapioca starch to this peppermint foot cream recipe!

Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day!

If you like this natural peppermint foot cream recipe, you may also enjoy my natural soothing foot soak recipe. Made using intensely moisturizing walnut oil, soothing Epsom salt, and cooling essential oils this soothing foot soak recipe is your answer to overworked and tired feet! Simply add to warm water and soak, then follow with a loofah or pumice stone and your favorite natural foot cream or moisturizer. You can find my natural soothing foot soak recipe here.

And with summer almost here, I also recommend my lavender sun and skin soother cream recipe. Made from organic healing oils, shea butter, lavender essential oil and aloe, this decadent cream is perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn. You can find my after sun skin cream recipe here.

For even more of my natural skin care recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as  my boards on Pinterest. Or keep track of all my new beauty and natural skin care recipes by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook,Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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