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

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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 follow 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.

DIY Sprayable Lotion Recipe with Shea Butter & Safflower

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Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

This sprayable lotion recipe is really easy to make, it’s not greasy feeling and it leaves your skin feeling super soft after applying. You will however need to use a refined shea butter rather than raw shea butter to ensure this stays smooth and sprayable, but you can easily customize it with the fragrance of your choice. I scented mine with one of my own favorites, Red Velvet Cake.

DIY Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

Shea Butter & Safflower Sprayable Lotion Recipe

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Ingredients:

2 oz. safflower oil
.5 oz. refined & deodorized shea butter
.1 oz. stearic acid
1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.25 oz. Dimethicone
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. walnut oil
.5 oz. refined hemp seed oil
.15 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter and stearic acid in a medium glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in at 60% power in the microwave just until it’s almost fully melted. Carefully removed from the microwave – use a towel as the glass does get hot! – and stir with a fork until the stearic acid has melted completed.

Weigh out the remaining ingredients and combine with the melted shea butter and stearic acid. Stir well.

Using a small funnel pour the liquid lotion evenly into two 4 oz. glass bottles or three 2 oz. glass bottles with a fingertip misters. Shake well.

To use simply spray on as desired and massage into skin. Shake well before each use.

If you like this sprayable lotion recipe then be sure to check out my collection of other DIY lotion, bath and beauty recipes at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. And be sure to follow on me on Pinterest for other great bath and body recipes.

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Homemade Shea Butter Hair Gel Recipe

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Beauty DIY - Homemade Shea Butter Hair Gel Recipe

Want lovely locks that stay in place? Try this homemade shea butter hair gel recipe from Nature’s Garden Candles! Made using flax seed and shea butter, this hair gel is scented with a lovely White Peach & Silk Blossoms fragrance oil. Learn how to make it here. Also be sure to check out Nature Garden Candles’ other hair gel recipes for making DIY Silky Hair Gel and DIY Curl Pop Hair Gel.

If you like this homemade hair care recipe also be sure to try my own DIY hair care recipes for making DIY Argan & Agave Shine Spray & Leave In Conditioner for Dry, Damaged Hair – this is also great on dry skin! – DIY Ginger & Lime Shampoo Bar with Silk, DIY Natural Rosemary Mint Cream Shampoo, DIY Natural Dry Shampoo and my DIY Hair Mask. My Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe is also great for adding a touch of shine to your hair.

For even more homemade hair care recipes and beauty DIY’s visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest.

After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe

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This natural After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It's perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn.

This natural after sun skin soother cream recipe is one of the first natural lavender scented cream products that I created when I started selling on my local farmer’s market many years ago. As it’s been so long since it’s conception – we’re talking a decade now – I thought it was time to bring it back around and share it again.

This natural After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It’s perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn. To use, simply apply to skin after extended sun exposure or to sunburns or anytime your skin needs a lift of moisture.

This natural After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It's perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn.

After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Raw/Natural Shea Butter
1/2 teaspoon Lavender Essential Oil
1/4 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil
2 teaspoons Aloe Vera Gel
1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
2 teaspoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Restorative Skin Oil

Instructions:

Melt the shea butter in a double boiler on the stove, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat then measure out and stir in the remaining ingredients. Allow to solidify then mix again with a fork to ensure the aloe is fully incorporated within the cream. Spoon into two 4 oz. jars. Ingredients for this recipe were specifically purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

If you like this natural after sun skin care recipe, then you’ll also want to try my Silky After Sun Moisture Spray Recipe. Or you can discover more after sun skin care recipes and other bath and beauty DIY projects by following my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

Easy DIY Natural Lip Butter Recipe

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Simple DIY Natural Lip Butter Recipe - Made with Just Two Ingredients!

Lip balm recipes don’t have to be complicated. And let’s face it, sometimes less is more. If you’re home “apothecary” of natural ingredients is limited, no worries. While you’re waiting to stock up on all your favorite oils, butters and waxes, give this super simple homemade lip butter recipe a try!

Natural Lip Butter Recipe

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Ingredients:

.3 oz. (9 grams) refined and deodorized shea butter
4 drops essential oil(s) of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the shea butter in a small glass beaker or glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave just until melted, then add four drops of essential oil, stir and pour into a 1/3 oz. (10 gram) container or lip balm pot. Allow to set up completely. (You can speed up this process by putting it in the refrigerator.)

Need essential oil suggestions? For my lip butter I used three drops of cinnamon leaf essential oil and 1 drop clove essential oil. But you can also try three drops of lavender essential oil and 1 drop peppermint essential oil or even two drops peppermint essential oil and two drops spearmint essential oil. Or go solo with four drops of wintergreen essential oil. You can also try something a little more exotic like cardamom and basil essential oils! Have fun with it and mix and match your favorite oils!

Want to give a your natural homemade lip butter a bit more lip loving pizazz? Try adding a few drops of carrot seed essential oil, prized for its skin rejuvenating properties, or even a few drops of certified GMO free vitamin E.

For more natural lip balm recipes as well as other homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.