DIY foot cream 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. A simple effective dry skin remedy for feet with cooling peppermint essential oils and optional menthol crystals. The best homemade peppermint foot cream recipe for your natural skin care routine.

Lavender & Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe with Essential Oils for Natural Foot Care

March 11, 2009
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Learn how to naturally care for dry, cracked feet and skin with this homemade foot cream recipe made with lavender and peppermint essential oils.

Foot cream recipe. Make this lavender & peppermint foot cream recipe with essential oils to tackle your dry, cracked feet. You'll love how easy this lavender & peppermint foot cream recipe is to make! Packed with hydrating natural ingredients, this natural foot care DIY moisturizes skin and promotes skin health. Your feet will look and feel healthier thanks to the rich, skin loving ingredients this natural skin care recipe is formulated with. Also be sure try it on achy, tired legs.

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!

Applying a natural foot cream to tired feet as a soothing dry skin remedy with cooling peppermint essential oil.

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!

DIY foot cream with essential oils. A natural foot care remedy for dry or cracked feet. Learn how to naturally care for dry, cracked feet and skin with this homemade foot cream recipe made with lavender and peppermint essential oils. A simple effective natural moisturizer for feet with cooling peppermint essential oils and optional menthol crystals. The best homemade peppermint foot cream recipe for your natural skin care routine.

Lavender & Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

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:

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.

Moisturizing DIY foot cream recipe with lavender & peppermint essential oils. A natural foot care remedy for dry or cracked feet. Learn how to naturally care for dry, cracked feet and skin with this homemade foot cream recipe made with lavender and peppermint essential oils. A simple effective natural moisturizer for feet with cooling peppermint essential oils and optional menthol crystals. The best homemade peppermint foot cream recipe for your natural skin care routine.

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.

DIY foot cream 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. A simple effective dry skin remedy for feet with cooling peppermint essential oils and optional menthol crystals. The best homemade peppermint foot cream recipe for your natural skin care routine.

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.

Foot cream recipe with lavender & peppermint 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. A simple effective dry skin remedy for feet with cooling peppermint essential oils and optional menthol crystals. The best homemade peppermint foot cream recipe for your natural skin care routine.

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.

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30 Comments

  • Christine

    June 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

    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!

  • Lindsay Conner

    June 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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  • ShannonSews

    June 29, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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

  • To Sew With Love

    July 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    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!

  • Anonymous

    August 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Hi, how long can a bottle be stored?

  • Rebecca (Soap Deli News Blog)

    August 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

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

  • Anonymous

    November 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Where could you get all of these ingredients?

  • Anonymous

    March 26, 2012 at 1:14 am

    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.

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    March 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    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.

  • Anonymous

    June 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    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!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      January 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

      It can take 24 hours to two days to solidify to a cream consistency at room temperature. You can speed this up by placing in the fridge for a few hours.

  • Anonymous

    June 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    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.

  • Anonymous

    November 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    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?

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    November 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

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

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      January 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

      You can find aloe butter at Wholesale Supplies Plus. Or you can sub any other butter that is semi-solid at room temperature.

  • Krissy

    September 28, 2013 at 12:40 am

    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!

  • Judy

    January 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

    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!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      January 26, 2014 at 11:39 am

      So glad you like it!

  • Diane

    July 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    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 🙂

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      July 14, 2014 at 8:16 am

      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.

  • Diane

    August 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    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.

  • Deborah

    October 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm

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

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      October 5, 2014 at 9:48 am

      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.

  • Michele

    October 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

    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!!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      October 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      You can however it will impact the scent. If a true fragrance doesn’t matter to you, go for it!

  • Deborah

    October 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      October 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Yes.

  • Deborah

    October 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm

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

  • Fany Stefanova

    December 17, 2014 at 3:55 am

    How long does one whip this? Should wait until it is cooled down to whip it?

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