Homemade Lavender and Peppermint Heel Balm for Cracked Heels!
Our feet “support” the entire body and they surely have a tough job. They help keep us “strait” and upright during the whole time. How do we give them reward? By putting and stuffing them in our socks and shoes every day.
When the warm weather is coming, you are ready to release them for the season. Of course, they need some help, especially if your heels are dry and cracked.
Let’s quickly get them back into shape with a healing balm made of lavender and peppermint. Peppermint and lavender have anti-fungal and healing properties. They are simply perfect for our feet, and they smell great together.
- 2 oz of cocoa butter
- 2 oz of coconut oil
- 5-8 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 5-8 drops of lavender essential oil
- heat proof jar
- small sauce pan
- digital scale (optional)
The most accurate way to measure your dry ingredients is to weigh them. Yes, 2 oz is equal to 1/4 cup but you cannot compare dry measurements to volume measurements. For example, 2 oz of coconut oil in its solid state will not be the same “size” as 2 oz of cocoa butter. To get a consistent product, it’s better to weigh it. If you do not have a scale and use a measuring cup instead, it’s not the end of the world. Your end result may be a looser balm. I set the scale to zero with my cup on it first, and then added the coconut oil to actually get the weight of 2 oz.
Cocoa butter usually comes in a large hunk. It’s easy to scrape off what you need with a small knife. Cocoa butter is solid at room temperature, but it will start to melt in your hands the more you handle it.
Add the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a jar or heat proof cup. Put the cup into a pan with enough water come up the side about 2 inches. Turn the burner on low and let the ingredients melt slowly.
Once the ingredients have melted, remove slowly the cup from the pan. Add in the lavender and peppermint essential oils.
Pour and Cool
Pour the heel balm into a glass jar (“size” of 4 oz). Let it sit at room temperature until completely cooled. It will become solid. Cover with a lid and store in a cool, dry place.
How to Use
The heel balm does it magic if you do a small preparation work on the feet before hand. In warm water, soak your feet for 10-15 minutes. Follow up with a foot scrub or pumice stone to remove dry skin you have from the heel. Dry them with clean towel and then add a nice and generous amount of the homemade heel balm. With a pair of socks cover your feet to ensure the moisture has enough time to soak in.
Your heels will be soon back in shape and ready to show up in no time.
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