Cracked Heel Salve Recipe with Essential Oils for Natural Skin Care

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Learn how to make this easy cracked heel salve recipe with essential oils for your natural foot care routine for soft, beautiful feet! Formulated with natural skin care ingredients to help promote healing, this foot salve recipe for cracked heels helps hydrate, soften and soothe dry skin.

DIY beeswax body balm recipe with essential oils for natural winter foot care and relief of dry heels. Cracked heel and dry skin remedy for rough dry feet, elbows, skin & lips as part of your natural winter beauty regimen. This peppermint essential oil foot repair balm recipe contains natural ingredients that promote healing & protect cracked heels, hands, elbows, knees & lips! Homemade skin care recipes for natural beauty. Easy dry skin remedies you can craft at home for DIY gifts or self care.

Soften & Hydrate Feet with A Cracked Heel Salve for Natural Skin Care

This cracked heel salve recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to promote healing, soften and protect cracked heels and feet. It’s also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips – pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

Cracked Heel Salve Recipe with Essential Oils for Natural Skin Care. Learn how to make this easy cracked heel salve recipe with essential oils for your natural foot care routine for soft, beautiful feet! Formulated with natural skin care ingredients to help promote healing, this foot salve recipe for cracked heels helps hydrate, soften and soothe dry skin.

Cracked Heel Salve Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. beeswax
1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. sal butter
1 oz. refined coconut oil
.5 oz. 100% neem oil
.5 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. lanolin
.1 oz. sea buckthorn oil
.1 oz. patchouli essential oil
.15 oz peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

You will need to use a digital scale for this project.

My cracked heel salve recipe yields two 75 gram containers that smell like peppermint! The peppermint also lends its cooling properties to hot, tired feet. If you prefer to have the patchouli shine through instead, use .15 oz. of patchouli essential oil and .1 oz. of peppermint oil. The patchouli essential oil is included in my cracked heel salve recipe for its ability to not only promote healing, but also for its natural deodorizing and antifungal properties.

To make my cracked heel salve recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter and combine in a 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Be careful when removing your container from the microwave as the glass will be hot. I recommend using a potholder or towel to protect your skin from the heat.

Next weigh out and stir in the sal butter, coconut oil, lanolin and neem oil. Stir until these ingredients have liquified completely. If needed, pop back into the microwave at 50% power just until melted.

Now weigh out and stir in the remaining ingredients.

White Styrene Twist Up Deodorant Tubes with White Screw Caps and Discs

You will now fill two 75 gram white styrene deodorant tubes with your cracked heel salve. To fill these deodorant tubes, first place the container upside down, with cap and disc insert in place and the base off. Fill the tubes with the now liquid cracked heel repair balm from the bottom, up to the plunger (the internal mechanism with three oblong holes that will move the product upward). Be sure not to fill above the plunger or the tube will not function properly.

This cracked heel repair balm recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. It's also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips - pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love!

Once the cracked heel salve has solidified completely, snap the base back onto the bottom of the tube, then apply your labels. (Download the free printable labels for my cracked heel repair balm here.)

Cracked Heel Salve Recipe with Essential Oils for Natural Skin Care. Learn how to make this easy cracked heel salve recipe with essential oils for your natural foot care routine for soft, beautiful feet! Formulated with natural skin care ingredients to help promote healing, this foot salve recipe for cracked heels helps hydrate, soften and soothe dry skin.

To use, unscrew the cap and remove the disc. Then simply twist up to dispense product for use. Apply and massage in as desired.

You can find these awesome twist up deodorant tubes I used for my cracked heel repair balm recipe at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

(Side note: In warmer climates and if transporting outside of a climate controlled environment, you’ll want to increase the beeswax in this recipe to 1.25 oz.)

Other skin care recipes you can use with these twist up tubes include my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe, my cayenne pain relief salve recipe and my natural homemade deodorant recipe.

In addition, if you like my cracked heel salve recipe, you may also like my other foot care recipes for making a natural foot repair salve with neem oil and my natural rosemary and neem oil foot salve.

Cracked Heel Salve Recipe with Essential Oils for Natural Skin Care. Learn how to make this easy cracked heel salve recipe with essential oils for your natural foot care routine for soft, beautiful feet! Formulated with natural skin care ingredients to help promote healing, this foot salve recipe for cracked heels helps hydrate, soften and soothe dry skin.

Substitutions for my cracked heel salve recipe.

If you need to make substitutions do to allergies, you can substitute mango butter or kokum butter for the cocoa butter and refined shea butter for the coconut oil – though this will create a slightly harder product. You can also substitute the sal butter with refined shea butter.

Natural Homemade Heal and Protect Lanolin Foot Salve Recipe with Rosemary and Neem Oil

Natural Skin Care Benefits of Ingredients Used

Why use sea buckthorn oil in a salve for cracked heels?

Sea buckthorn oil is prized for its ability to promote healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. It can aid in promoting healing for burns, cuts, wounds, sunburn, rashes, and other types of skin damage. In addition, daily use of sea buckthorn oil has been shown to help slow down the signs of aging by nourishing the tissues in your skin and body.

More Natural Skin Care Recipes with Sea Buckthorn Oil

Here are a few more of my natural skin care recipes that use sea buckthorn oil as an ingredient.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring.

Benefits of neem oil for cracked heels.

Neem oil has been shown to also help to promote healing when used in skin care. Used both medicinally and cosmetically for hundreds of years, neem oil is naturally antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal and possesses moisturizing and regenerative properties. In addition it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties and contains both vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

Used topically, neem oil helps to treat skin conditions such as eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, chronic syphilitic sores, infected burn wounds, and slow-healing skin ulcers. It has also been shown to help control various skin infections including scabies and candida.

For more natural skin care recipes that contain neem oil, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

DIY Homemade Lanolin Salve Recipe with Calendula, Neem Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil - Excellent for Dry or Cracked Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

Why use lanolin for a cracked heel salve?

Because lanolin is very similar in composition to the oils secreted by our own skin, it is able to provide a protective moisture barrier when used in skin care products. It’s both an excellent moisturizer and a skin smoother. Lanolin is capable of not only penetrating the outer layers of our own skin while still allowing it to breathe, but it is also a humectant able to attract and absorb up to 300% water.

Cracked heels remedy for DIY foot care. How to make a DIY Cracked Heel Salve Recipe with Essential Oils for natural skin care. Foot care recipes to DIY. Try this easy cracked heel salve with essential oils for your natural foot care routine for soft, beautiful feet for your natural skin care routine for natural beauty! Formulated with natural skin care ingredients to help promote healing, this lush moisturizing foot salve recipe for cracked heels helps hydrate, soften and soothe dry skin.

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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

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

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.

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DIY Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

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I sold an all natural foot cream down on the Roanoke City Market for years. It was highly popular year round, but I could only sell it during late fall to early spring because it would melt during the summer while I was vending outside. Since I have decided to no longer produce this product despite its popularity, I figured I would pass the recipe on to my faithful readers. It’s rather easy to make and yields about 2lbs. of product. You can divide this up into eight 4oz. jars or four 8oz. jars and keep them stored in the refrigerator for longevity or gift the extras. Or, simply halve the recipe to make less. My foot cream was often sold in conjunction with my Exfolimint™ Peppermint Foot Soap.

Peppermint Foot Cream

My Peppermint Foot Cream is comprised mainly of natural shea butter. It’s a great, all natural moisturizer with peppermint oil to refresh your feet and anti-fungal tea tree oil to keep your tootsies in tip top shape.

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.

Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4oz. unrefined cocoa butter
16oz. unrefined shea butter
8oz. fractionated coconut oil
3oz. Japanese peppermint essential oil
1oz. tea tree oil
.02oz. Liquipar Preservative (optional)

Directions:

You’ll want to weigh all of your ingredients using an accurate scale. Melt the cocoa butter and shea butter together in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Once melted, stir in your fractionated coconut oil, peppermint essential oil – I use triple distilled Japanese peppermint oil because it has more of a peppermint candy smell than a medicinal smell, tea tree oil, and liquipar if using a preservative. Mix well with a spoon, then pour into your final containers. Screw on the lid and set in the fridge to cool until hardened.

You can purchase quality, organic essential oils and other ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs.

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

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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!

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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.

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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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