DIY Peppermint Foot Balm – Easy Recipe

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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? You can make this wonderful balm for very little money!

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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!

Make up special gift baskets for your best friend or a gift exchange. Include a variety of homemade bath and body products. Ideas include this foot balm, exfoliating scrub, lip balm, and non-toxic body spray. You’ll be their hero and save a bundle at the same time!

Ingredients for homemade Foot Balm
Only 4 Ingredients!

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.

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What You’ll Need…

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil (optional)
  • Beeswax
  • 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

This rich foot balm soothes and heals dry cracked skin.
Author: Lisa Lombardo


  • 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.


If you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients, do not use them in your foot balm.
Sweet almond oil may be replaced with olive oil, apricot kernal oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil.
Replace peppermint oil with another essential oil if you prefer.
This foot balm will soften in warm temperatures. Store in the refrigerator if you wish to keep the balm solid.
A batch of homemade foot balm

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!

You might also enjoy making your own Gardeners Hand Salve. My friend Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead shares instructions for making a healing dandelion salve you should check out too.

Do you like making your own bath and body products? Share in the comments!

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Make your own Peppermint Foot Balm to soothe aching feet, rejuvenate tired skin, or to give as gifts!

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