Make Your Own Foot Balm!
This peppermint foot balm feels wonderful rubbed into my dry, cracked skin. I created the recipe to help soothe my rough feet, but now I actually use it on my face, hands, and elbows just before bed!
The peppermint essential oil is invigorating and helps to cool and soothe tired feet at the end of the day. Best of all? This wonderful balm costs much less than storebought!
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Soothing Foot Balm Makes a Wonderful Gift!
Peppermint foot balm makes a wonderful gift for anyone who loves a spa treatment for their skin! Make a batch and pour the melted balm into decorative tins to share with your friends, family, and co-workers! If you’d like to create a relaxing spa experience, check out my Peppermint Gift Set!
Customize this Balm Recipe to Suit Your Needs
This foot balm is easy to make and the vitamin E oil will help nourish your skin. If you’d like a somewhat harder salve, increase the beeswax to 3 tablespoons. Not minty enough for you? Increase the peppermint essential oil to 3 teaspoons.
Here’s a quick video with the basic steps for creating your own salves and balms at home…
What You’ll Need…
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Vitamin E Oil (optional)
- Peppermint Essential Oil
Perhaps you really aren’t into mint. Feel free to swap the peppermint essential oil for something you like better. I also like sweet orange, lemon, lavender, bergamot, and cedarwood in place of mint.
Peppermint Foot Balm
- Double boiler
- 1 cup sweet almond oil or other skincare oil
- 2 tbsps beeswax grated
- 2 tsps peppermint essential oil
- 1 tbsp vitamin E oil optional
- Pour 1 or 2 inches of water in the bottom pan of a double boiler. Place the top pan over water. Make sure there isn't any moisture in the top pan.
- Pour 1 cup of sweet almond oil in the top of the double boiler.
- Place your double boiler on a medium burner.
- Add 2 tablespoons of grated beeswax or beeswax beads to the sweet almond oil.
- Stir the oil and beeswax occasionally until the beeswax melts completely. Remove the pan from heat.
- Add the peppermint essential oil and vitamin E oil and combine.
- Remove the top pan from the double boiler.
- Carefully wipe the bottom of the pan to remove moisture.
- Allow the oil mixture to cool slightly if you are pouring it into plastic containers.
- Pour the oil mixture into containers. Allow the oil to cool completely before placing caps on containers.
This Peppermint Foot Balm is Soothing for Tired Feet Any Time of Year
In the summertime, your feet will appreciate the cooling power of peppermint in this homemade balm. If your feet are tired from standing or walking for long periods or wearing uncomfortable shoes, slather this balm on your tootsies then put on old socks.
Rub this foot balm on any skin that needs cool, refreshing peppermint! Just avoid rubbing near your eyes or other sensitive areas of the body!
Print Out My Free Labels!
I know that you’ll love this recipe and so will your friends and family! That’s why I created these free labels for you to download and print. They are completely free for you to use as much as you like. 🙂
Each sheet has 9 labels that are approximately 2 1/2 inches wide…the perfect size for the 4 oz tins I’m using to make gifts for my family. Each label has a circle around it to make it easy to cut out. I used clear packing tape to attach the labels to the bottom of my tins and prevent water damage.
I used the Tosnail 4 oz aluminum Round cosmetic tins for my peppermint foot balm and peppermint sugar scrub to give as gifts. You could also use small decorative jelly jars.
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I hope you enjoy the labels!
You might also enjoy making your own Gardeners Hand Salve.
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