DIY Foot Balm

You may notice that some of the ingredients in this foot balm, such as coconut oil and olive oil are food. I was taught during my Ayurvedic training, that the skin is the largest organ of absorption in the human body. Therefore, I make sure that anything I put on my skin is healthy enough for me to eat.

I found the base for this recipe in the February issue of Living Without magazine –their recipe was for a body butter. I changed it quite a bit, adapting various ingredients and adding essential oils. My boys and I enjoy rubbing this on each others feet at bedtime. It also makes a wonderfully thoughtful Christmas gift. Customize with your own “flavors” and enjoy!

DIY Foot Balm

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over very low heat, stir until melted
  2. Remove from heat and stir to combine, then add essential oils
  3. Pour mixture into a clean ½ cup mason jar
  4. Massage a small amount into your feet at bedtime to moisturize
  5. Or give as a gift to friends and family


14 responses to “DIY Foot Balm”

  1. Love this simple and effective recipe!! I walk around barefoot a lot, which can be tough on your feet. I put it in my feet at night with a pair of socks and it works great!!
    And, it’s stuff I already have on hand. I actually put all my ingrediants in an old Crock-Pot wax melter and let it all melt together, put in the essentials oils (Mountain Rose Herbs has been my go-to for over a decade. Been around a LONG time and started with the Mother of Herbalism, Rosemary Gladster. NOTE: I’ve got a few funky bottles of Auracacia.) and put in jars. Thanks!

  2. Hi, I absolutely love your foot balm. I made it up for myself, but after my daughters and granddaughters tried it they all wanted some. It kept me very busy. Thank you for sharing,
    P.S. I also added a little vitamine e oil to mine.

    • Marion, you are such an amazing mother/grandmother and those girls are very lucky to have you!!! Thanks for letting me know you adore the foot balm :-)

  3. Kindly inform the quantity of shea butter in gram rather than cups. I want to make this magic potion but confused.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Melissa, I use any brand that is organic, I’m pretty mellow when it comes to purchasing essential oils :-)

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