homemade peppermint foot cream and scrub

Feet.  Our poor, tender, hard-working feet.  Don’t they deserve a break?
Between a summer of heat, hiking and sandals, jobs that keep me on my feet 12 hours a day and the moment I smashed my big toe on the crush pad this fall (toe is fine, but toenail is gone), I know mine have certainly earned some pampering.
So, I went searching for some ways to treat my feet and was enticed by these pepperminty options. It only takes 9 ingredients to make both the cream and the scrub, several of which may already be sitting on the bathroom and/or kitchen shelves.
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PEPPERMINT FOOT CREAM

Ingredients:
1 T. Cocoa Butter
1/4 cup Shea Butter (I used a little more)
2 T. Coconut Oil
1 T. Avocado Oil
1 t. Vitamin E Oil
1/4 t. Tea Tree Essential Oil
1/4 t. Peppermint Essential Oil
1-2 t. Peppermint Extract (optional)

My process:
1. Soften/melt cocoa butter. (Mine is in a microwavable container)
2. Combine all ingredients
3. Place container in freezer for 5 minutes.
4. Stir well and enjoy!

I am including the original instructions below as my process was a little more simple, but created more of a heavy lotion than a cream.  Though I love what I created, I look forward to following these steps more closely and making a nice fluffy cream.

1.In a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil.  Mix well and remove from heat.
2. Let cool until it starts to set up. Put it in the fridge or freezer to help this process go a little faster. Once cooled, add in remaining ingredients.
3. Using a hand mixer, whip lotion and then pour into desired container.

found recipe via pinterest on Robyns View

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PEPPERMINT FOOT SCRUB

Ingredients:
3.5 T. Sea Salt (I used Epsom Salt)
1 t. Vitamin E Oil
1/2 t. Olive Oil
5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Combine Ingredients in bowl.  I made double the recipe, so that I had enough for a few uses.

To Use:
Massage scrub all over feet and then rinse off.

found recipe via pinterest on The Sensible Mom

I had such a great time creating and using these simple and delicious foot treatments.  One of my favorite things about the process was the minty smell that filled the house on a rainy Monday morning.  I also loved the results and look forward to using these products often.

Treat your feet and enjoy!!

 

 

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Posted on November 4, 2014, in beauty, diy projects, health, products, refresh and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m pretty sure winter hit my poor feet before any other place. I actually have all the ingredients for the scrub and will do this asap 🙂 Thanks!

    • Yay! I actually just made up another batch of the cream/lotion. I have been absolutely loving it! Hope you are too. 🙂

      • It works great and I’m in love with it! From one batch I’m able to scrub my legs too because it makes such a good amount. Just what I need during the winter.

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