Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe with Neem Oil
This natural foot repair salve recipe contains neem oil, prized for its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties, to help promote healing and tackle troublesome foot care issues. Learn how to make your own as part of your natural skin care routine for healthy looking feet.
Foot Repair Salve with Neem Oil
If your feet are damaged or if 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.
Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
Foot Salve Ingredients:
These are the ingredients you will need to make this homemade foot salve recipe:
- .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
How to Make a Foot Repair Salve
Here is how to make a natural foot repair salve for your natural skin care routine for healthy looking feet:
- 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.
How to Use a Foot Salve
To use this foot repair salve, simply apply to feet once a day to maintain healthier feet. Alternately, this natural foot salve can also be sued twice a day for damaged feet until the 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.
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June 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Hi Rebecca, Love this recipe! I have all the ingredients except the Rosehip Seed Oil. I like how you say it will make this less greasy but do you have anything else you could suggest to use instead? Thanks so much!
Rebecca D. Dillon
June 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm
Rosehip seed oil is one of the driest carrier oils. Others you could sub for a similar effect would be fractionated coconut oil or hemp seed oil. You can of course use any other carrier oil but obviously some of the properties of the salve will change based on the properties of the oil you sub with. I was especially pleased with how quickly this absorbed using the rosehip seed oil and that it was non-greasy without additional ingredients so I recommend it if you can get your hands on it. Otherwise you can sub as you see fit.
June 15, 2015 at 5:19 pm
Making your own natural foot oil is so much fun! Neem oil is a great addition to the recipe =)
June 16, 2015 at 5:21 am
Hi Rebecca! I just wanted to say thank you for the so many awesome skin Loving recipes that you share with us! I have to admit, the whole natural skin care thing has become a total addiction, but at least it’s a good addiction, LoL! I’ve been learning about essential oils, all natural butters, carrier oils and herbs for health and skin care over the past couple of years and the only regret that I have is not learning about it sooner! Please keep the awesome recipes coming, and we’ll gladly keep reading. Blessings and peace to you : )
Rebecca D. Dillon
June 16, 2015 at 7:43 am
Thanks so much! I’m thrilled to hear from you and that you’re a reader. I hope to have more time to start churning out more recipes on a regular basis soon! (The day job always slows down in the summer.)
October 30, 2015 at 2:49 am
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY OF LEARNING
November 4, 2015 at 10:25 am
Thank you so much for this, been looking for something for my daughter, who came to me the other day and asked me what to do about this and showed me a really bad fungus between her toes, as she is allergic to most products on the market, I have been looking for something, and this may be the ideal solution. I will let you know. Once again I thank you.
January 5, 2016 at 2:31 am
Other recipes I’ve seen measure EO oils in drops. Can you break this down?
Rebecca D. Dillon
January 5, 2016 at 8:40 am
1 mL contains approximately 20 drops.
May 12, 2016 at 1:08 am
I read your recipes everyday, love them, thank you so much,keep up the good work.
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