When I first started to make my own self-care products, the very first thing I set out to re-create was my favorite foot balm. The company that originally made it had been bought by a larger brand and they had changed the formula so that it included a whole bunch of yuck ingredients that I didn’t want to use on my skin. I knew I wouldn’t purchase it again, but I missed the old formula so I set out to make a batch for myself.
This is the recipe that I came up with and I still love it! It makes for a great gift for loved ones who you know suffer from dry skin on their feet or even cracked heels.
Ingredients and Supplies
- 3 ounces of organic, unrefined sunflower seed oil, double or triple-infused with calendula flower, self-heal leaf and flower, comfrey leaf and oxeye daisies
Note: If you don’t have access to self heal or oxeye daisies right now, you could substitute lavender buds and rose petals.
- 2 ounces of organic, unrefined coconut oil infused with helichrysum flowers and rose petals (or lavender and rose, if you don’t have helichrysum)
- 1 ounce of beeswax
- 20 drops of lavender essential oil (angustifolia)
- 12 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 4 drops of helichrysum essential oil (italicum)
- Melt the beeswax over low heat in a double boiler. Once melted, remove from the heat.
- Stir in the coconut oil and sunflower seed oil (in that order). Turn the heat back on if needed to reach a liquid state, but usually if you just stir them for a minute, they’ll incorporate nicely.
- Add the essential oils to the blend and stir until they are thoroughly mixed through.
- Pour into tins and allow to sit still until completely cooled.
- Add your label with ingredients and the date you’ve made the product and enjoy!
Tip: Spray the feet with hydrosol before massaging the balm into the skin until it’s thoroughly absorbed, then cover the feet with socks. Repeat daily for best results.
If you decide to make this recipe, leave a comment below to let me know how it goes or share a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #floranellarecipe so I can find it. =)