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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.