I have been trying to get ready for a women’s retreat that is taking place this weekend. I always like to gift a few items to some of the women that I know will be there working with me. This time I thought I would try make some Peppermint Foot Cream.
I found this recipe a few years back on someone’s site…..I have no idea anymore whose site it was. So I apologize for not putting a link in here to your site if this is your recipe. Back when I hand wrote this recipe into my essential oil recipe notebook I was not blogging and did not see the need to write my source down as I was going to make them just for personal use.
When you are going to attempt this cream it is a good thing to assemble what you will need. I have found I feel a lot more organized when I do this.
The recipe is as follows:
Peppermint Foot Cream
1/4 cup Shea Butter (I bought it here)
1/4 cup Coconut Oil (purchased at local grocery store)
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil (local grocery store)
15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (buy yours here)
Melt Shea & Coconut Oil
Olive Oil and stir
Let cool and add Peppermint EO
Beat till smooth and creamy
I have found that if I microwave water in a bowl ,
I can put my Shea butter and Coconut oil in a small stainless steel bowl,
set it in the bowl of boiling water, and it will melt easily. (See photo above)
Once the oils have been mixed I place the stainless bowl
in my freezer for approximately 5-7 minutes.
Once it has cooled and the edges have started to solidify
I remove, add the essential oil and use my Kitchenaid hand mixer to whip.
This recipe makes 4 oz. of cream. I like to put it into 4 containers (1 oz.) for gift giving.
This foot cream smells amazing! It also feels wonderful. The peppermint seems to warm your feet and the Shea butter and coconut oil do wonders for moisturizing the dry areas on your heels and ankles.
I made this for my sister-in-law last year. She made the mistake of using it on her feet right before she went to her yoga class. She said her feet felt wonderful, they smelled wonderful, but…….they would not grip the yoga mat and she kept sliding off. (I really wish she had gotten a video of that!)
It is kind of fun to make your own spa-type products. Some of them turn out better than others…..and that is half the fun. If you give this recipe a try, let me know how it turned out for you.
“Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God.
But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved
and by those who are perishing.”
2 Corinthians 2:15
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