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
- ¼ cup shea butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ ounce piece of beeswax, grated
- 10 drops essential oil of vanilla
- 10 drops essential oil of peppermint
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over very low heat, stir until melted
- Remove from heat and stir to combine, then add essential oils
- Pour mixture into a clean ½ cup mason jar
- Massage a small amount into your feet at bedtime to moisturize
- Or give as a gift to friends and family
If you love my Foot Balm check out my Homemade Lip Balm.
Betty-Ann Hansford says
Can I add vitamin E to this? And how much ?
Betty-Ann, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
So I just made this balm, only to realise, after finishing adding the essential oils, that I forgot to put in the beeswax. Do you think this will be ok? Thanks!
Meagan, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
I want to make this in large scale, for sale, and my country here is really hot. Do you have any advice for me? Or possibly an enduring recipe?
Ameenah, thanks for your comment. Maybe store it in the fridge? I hope you’ll stop by and LMK what works :-)
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!
Tara, I’m so happy to hear you love this recipe!
MARION HILL says
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 :-)
Hi – does this melt in hot temperatures?
Heather, I store mine in a cool spot, either a bathroom cabinet or our pantry :-)
Kindly inform the quantity of shea butter in gram rather than cups. I want to make this magic potion but confused.
Thanks in advance.
Debalina, thanks so much for your comment! I haven’t ever weighed this out so not sure :-)
1/4 cup US
Equals : 54.50 g (gram) of shea butter
pamela strong says
Do you have a hand cream or hand lotion that you make? I’d love your recipe.
Pamela, I will be posting that recipe, so stay tuned :-)
Sounds like a great recipe! How long does something like this last for? How should you store it?
Jody, mine keeps fresh for 6-8 weeks.
Which essential oil brand do you recommend?
Thanks for any info you can provide!!
Melissa, I use any brand that is organic, I’m pretty mellow when it comes to purchasing essential oils :-)