Peppermint Foot Cream
Sometimes after a long day of standing, working on the farm, or in the garden – or even just shopping, all I want to do is lie on the couch with my feet up. It just seems like the natural response to tired feet.
But I’ve found something better! Peppermint is an excellent aid to circulation, which is part of what makes it such an invigorating herb, and rubbing peppermint essential oil into your feet will do worlds more good than just “putting your feet up”.
Combine peppermint essential oil with this foot cream, and you end up with the most luxurious and healing foot cream you could ask for. I love how fresh and cool this cream makes my feet feel after a long day!
The oils in this cream are both skin nourishing and healing, helping to prevent dry, cracked heels, or helping to heal those that are already cracked and dry.
This cream is amazing all on it’s own, but for an extra pampering touch, soak your feet in a warm epsom salt bath for twenty minutes, and pat dry before apply your peppermint foot cream. You’ll be amazed at how soft and fresh your feet feel afterward!
Since I have two little people underfoot (literally!), I like to do my foot soaking out on the porch where they can splash and stomp in the water without stressing momma out. There’s no reason being a mom has to keep us from pampering our tired feet!
So take a few minutes to whip up this refreshing, minty foot cream – you’ll be glad you did!
Peppermint Foot Cream
What You Need:
- 1/4 cup Shea Butter (Where to Buy)
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (Where to Buy)
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (find more Uses for Olive Oil here!)
- 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (Where to Buy)
What To Do:
1. In a double boiler set up, melt shea butter and coconut oil over gentle heat.
2. Add olive oil and let cool to lukewarm.
3. Stir in the peppermint essential oil.
4. Beat until light colored and creamy using rotary beaters, a stand mixer, or an immersion blender. This should take less than five minutes.
Store in container of your choice. The consistency of this foot cream is perfect for a pump bottle in my 86º kitchen. If you keep your house 73º (or cooler), you’ll want to store it in an open top container since coconut oil will harden up at that temperature.
Have fun pampering your feet!
Find even more Peppermint Oil Uses here!
Do you think you will whip up some of this Peppermint Foot Cream? Would you add any other essential oils?