Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe with Lanolin
Treat your feet with my all natural rosemary & 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. This handy little homemade foot salve recipe is made using the same calendula, comfrey and plantain infused olive oil as my natural homemade black drawing salve recipe so don’t be afraid to make up more of the herb infused oil for this recipe than you need.
Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
4 oz. pure lanolin
1 oz. raw beeswax
1.5 oz. olive oil infused with calendula flowers, plantain leaves & comfrey leaves
.5 oz. shea butter
.25 oz. cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon neem oil
1/4 teaspoon sea buckthorn oil
1 mL vitamin E oil
1 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL rosemary essential oil
1 mL fir needle essential oil
1 mL tea tree oil
1 mL rosemary extract
Begin by making your herb infused olive oil. To do this gather the plantain leaves, calendula flowers and comfrey leaves and place desired amount inside a mason jar. Cover the herbs with olive oil and tightly close the container. Keep in a cool, dark location turning occasionally for 4-6 weeks. To hasten this process, place the mason jar of oil and herbs in a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on the stove on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Once you’ve infused the olive oil with the botanicals, strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar.
After you have your infused oil you are ready to make your foot salve.
Start by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter using a digital scale and placing into a double boiler and heat. Once these ingredients are 3/4 of the way melted, weigh out the shea butter and lanolin and add into the double boiler. Continue heating until all of the contents have melted completely, then weigh out the infused herbal olive oil and mix into the pot. Remove from heat.
Using measuring spoons, measure out the neem oil and sea buckthorn oil and add to the salve base. Then with a fresh graduated transfer pipette for each ingredient measure out and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well, then pour into glass salve jars or tins and allow to cool completely.
Have leftover herbal infused oil? Be sure to also check out my natural skin care recipes for my natural black drawing salve, homemade lavender mint balm and a natural herbal calendula balm. Or try your hand at making my lanolin and neem salve recipe, chili and chocolate sore muscle salve recipe, all purpose salve recipe, and my natural lanolin salve recipe. The herbal infused olive oil can be substituted for any of the carrier oils in these recipes. You can also use your infused olive oil for soapmaking.
Prefer to buy a natural foot salve? You can purchase a wonderful Neem Oil Foot Salve from Spun Gold Naturals. It’s handcrafted with neem oil, lanolin and sea buckthorn oil to maintain foot health. You can buy it here. Other natural products you may be interested in are Berube Botanicals’ Neem Salve, Spinster Sisters’ Hand & Foot Salve and red headed honey’s Peppermint Foot Salve.
You can discover even more great DIY beauty, bath and body recipes by following my boards on Pinterest.
June 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm
I was wondering is you sell this foot salve?
Rebecca D. Dillon
June 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm
I do. You can find it here while supplies last. Thanks. 🙂
September 5, 2014 at 4:14 am
Hi could you kindly tell me what I can use instead of lanolin and beeswax please and do a vegan salve? Thanks!
Rebecca D. Dillon
September 5, 2014 at 5:19 pm
There isn’t really a substitute for lanolin.
November 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm
Thank you for the recipe!
December 2, 2014 at 11:28 am
Are the ounces measured in weight or volume?
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