DIY Peppermint Foot Cream with Essential Oil
Have you had a long day of standing on your feet, working, or running after the kids? Feet feeling tired? You feeling tired?
Give this DIY peppermint foot cream a try. It has a great cooling sensation as it soothes tired feet. The ultra-minty combination of aloe and peppermint feels tingly and refreshing. Plus, an aromatherapy blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils clears your mind so you can relax. It is a great combination for not only your feet, by also your spirit. Helping you to relax, reset, and recharge, so you can take on the world again.
If you like pampering yourself and making great gifts for family and friends using essential oils, be sure to also check out our posts on making bath bombs with essential oils, the ultimate sugar scrub (a copycat recipe of Fresh Brown Sugar Scrub using essential oils), soft & silky whipped body butter, bath salts, bubbling bath salts, and shower steamers and melts.
This DIY peppermint foot cream is simple & easy to make!
You don’t need to turn on the stove or even open the microwave door.
It only takes one bowl. That means there’s hardly any dishes to wash.
You basically dump 3 ingredients into a mixer.
It only takes a couple minutes to whip up.
Super simple. Couldn’t be much easier. Love that!
Only 3 Ingredients
- coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature)
- aloe vera gel
- essential oil
Why Use Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, and Essential Oil in Foot Cream?
coconut oil: moisturizing and antifungal properties keep feet healthy and looking great
aloe vera gel: soothes and moisturizes skin as it cools
lavender essential oil: calming aroma relaxes mind and body
peppermint essential oil: cools, tingles, and refreshes
How to Make DIY Peppermint Foot Cream?
1. Add 1 cup coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature) to a bowl or a stand mixer
2. Add ½ cup aloe vera gel
You might be surprised at the color and consistency of the aloe vera gel in the photo below. That’s because if you’re like me, you used to buy what was labeled “aloe vera 100% gel” at the grocery store o discount store. Turns out that clear stuff (or often neon green stuff) is only partly aloe vera gel. Instead the stuff I used to buy that I thought was aloe vera gel was actually filled with ingredients like polysorbate-20, triethanolamine, carbomer, iodopropynol butylcarbanate, benzophenone-4, fragrance and artificial colors. See below in the section on “Where to Get Supplies for DIY Peppermint Foot Cream” for the real aloe vera gel that I buy now.
3. Add 20 drops lavender essential oil and 20 drops peppermint essential oil
4. Whip all the ingredients together using either a hand mixer or stand mixer.
It will only take a couple of minutes to come together and be whipped.
You’ll know the DIY peppermint foot cream is done when it is bright white, light, and fluffy like in the photo below.
Then scoop it into glass jars.
This recipe makes about 1-1/2 cups of peppermint foot cream. That’s enough to fill two 8 oz jars a little more than three-quarters full each.
One more time– What’s the Recipe for DIY Peppermint Foot Cream with essential oil?
1. Add the following ingredients to a glass bowl or stand mixer:
1 cup coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature)
½ cup aloe vera gel
20 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops peppermint essential oil
2. Whip ingredients together for a couple of minutes. You’ll know the peppermint foot cream is done when it is bright white, light, and fluffy.
3. Then scoop it into glass jars.
4. I store my foot cream in the refrigerator. It helps prolong the shelf life, and cold foot cream feels great when you put it on your feet!
How to Use Peppermint Foot Cream?
Massage onto clean, dry feet until fully absorbed. For extra-deep moisturizing, put on a pair of clean socks and let the cream soak in overnight.
I like to also rub the cream into my hands and then cup my hands over my nose, breathing deeply and intentionally to further increase the relaxing and calming effect from the essential oils.
Where to Get Supplies?
click here for my favorite coconut oil — For the creamiest lip balms, lotions, creams, and salves this is the coconut oil you want. Why? Because unlike most other coconut oils, this one doesn’t get grainy after it cools. That’s important. It’s so frustrating to put in the time and effort to making your own lotions, soaps, salves, and creams and then have them end up grainy!
click here for my favorite aloe vera — Love this aloe vera gel! It’s 99.75% certified organic aloe vera. The other .25% is made up of just a few natural ingredients: seaweed extract (natural thickener), citric acid (to stabilize ph), ascorbic acid (vitamin c), and potassium sorbate (to prevent mold)
Did you know that a product labeled “aloe vera 100% gel” is often not pure aloe vera? This misleading labeling is very common. While it seems at first glance that it would be pure aloe vera gel, what it actually means is that it is “100% gel” with at least some aloe vera in it. Tricky, huh? And worse yet, those products with misleading labeling are often filled with ingredients like polysorbate-20, triethanolamine, carbomer, iodopropynol butylcarbanate, benzophenone-4, fragrance and artificial colors.
click here for my favorite glass jars for this project — I love that they have a super wide opening opening and aren’t very tall. It makes it super easy to get out body butter (and use every last bit). I’ve found the best deal on these jars at Walmart (in the canning section) and hardware stores.
You might also like these other recipes and posts on using essential oils…
Ultimate DIY Sugar Scrub (this is copycat recipe of Fresh Brown Sugar Scrub. It’s AMAZING!!)
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