Lavender & Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe with Essential Oils for Natural Foot Care
Learn how to naturally care for dry, cracked feet and skin with this homemade foot cream recipe made with lavender and peppermint essential oils.
Make a Natural Foot Cream Recipe for Fabulous Feet Year Round
Without fail, winter always takes a toll on my feet unless I give them extra attention daily. To help keep my feet looking and feeling healthy, I have to put in extra time and effort for foot care. Otherwise, when spring rolls around, it’s impossible to get them in shape for sandal season. Even with a foot peeling mask, I’m quite frankly ashamed to say, my feet still need an extra season to be presentable to the world at large. Not one to be stuck in hot tennis shoes once summer hits, this natural foot care remedy does wonders at keeping my feet in shape. So there’s no extra prep needed when it’s time to show off my toes!
This homemade lavender & peppermint foot cream recipe with essential oils is my own natural foot care remedy. It’s gentle enough for even sensitive skin and it’s great at tackling the chore of restoring dry, cracked feet to their former glory. Not only does this lavender & peppermint foot cream recipe work well, it’s also incredibly easy to make!
Packed with hydrating natural ingredients, this natural foot cream moisturizes skin and promotes skin health. So your feet look and feel healthier with every use. Plus, thanks to the rich, skin loving ingredients this homemade foot cream recipe is formulated with, it also works well on other parts of your body. So be sure to give it a try on your tired achy legs as well!
I bought all of the ingredients for my lavender & peppermint foot cream recipe at Mountain Rose Herbs. They sell seriously superior natural skin care ingredients and essential oils, most of which are certified organic. Therefore, I highly recommend them as a source for your own ingredients when you’re ready to make my foot cream recipe.
Let’s get started!
Lavender & Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
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
I recommend using a double boiler when making my homemade foot cream recipe. This will prevent overheating the butters, which can make them grainy. It will also ensure your foot cream retains the natural skin care benefits of the ingredients used in the recipe.
Melt the butters and beeswax in a double boiler on the stove. (Alternately you can also melt them at 50% power in the microwave.)
Once melted, mix well. Then measure out and stir in the remaining ingredients.
Next, whip the foot cream using an immersion or hand blender.
Them pour your homemade foot cream evenly into four 4oz. plastic or glass jars.
Allow the foot cream to cool and harden completely. This can sometimes take up to two days, even in the refrigerator.
If you don’t want to wait, or you’d like a thicker cream, simply double the amount of cocoa butter and/or beeswax.
To add a cooling sensation to this homemade foot cream recipe, you also add a few menthol crystals to the mixture. Keep in mind the amount of menthol crystals used shouldn’t exceed more than 5% of the recipe in order to avoid skin irritation. Simply mix them in with the other ingredients in the recipe until they dissolve completely.
To use, simply massage onto feet as desired, once or twice a day. For best results, soak your feet in a soothing foot soak then exfoliate with a pumice stone before applying.
More Natural Foot Care Recipes
If you like my lavender & peppermint foot cream recipe, then you may also enjoy some of my other natural foot care recipes.
- Homemade Callus Treatment Balm Recipe
- Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe
- Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe with Neem Oil
- Natural DIY Peppermint Foot Cream
- Peppermint Foot Scrub Soap Recipe
- Exfoliating Foot Scrub Recipe
- Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe
If you like my lavender & peppermint foot cream recipe, but don’t have time to make it right away, then be sure to pin this recipe for later. Not only will your feet thank you later, but this natural foot cream with essential oils also make a lovely homemade gift idea for the holiday season.