Homemade Cooling Foot Lotion That Soothes And Moisurizes Dry Feet

Ultra Healing Foot Balm

Whether you spend your day in high heels, work boots, or flip flops, this foot balm is just the thing to perk up tired feet.Apply this healing foot balm liberally at night and then cover your feet with socks. In the morning they will be soft again!

As a gardener my feet take a beating. This peppermint foot balm is full of all-natural ingredients that heal, soften and soothe so I can spend my time digging rather than dealing with dry, cracked heels and achy feet. This foot balm is made to go together harmoniously with this Peppermint Foot Scrub recipe. After a good soak in warm water, a cooling peppermint foot scrub, this balm seals in moisture and helps to repair cracks and dryness. A true peppermint pampering for hard-working feet.healing peppermint foot balm recipe

In the summer I’m typically flip-flop-clad when I should be wearing steel-toed boots. I romp around the garden and stomp on a spade with only a tiny bit of foam between me and the earth. My feet get filthy. So filthy that often times I’m banned from the house until I hose off those bad boys.

When I come inside at the end of an exhausting yet invigorating day out in the garden I follow this routine to soothe my achy feet:

  1. Soak feet in a warm foot bath filled with this Herbal Foot Soak.
  2. Scrub feet, ankles, and calves with this Pampering Peppermint Foot Scrub.
  3. Dry feet, lather on healing foot balm (recipe to follow), and slip socks on.
  4. Go to bed. The next morning the aches are long gone and the bottom of my feet feel like a baby’s bottom.
    Ultra healing peppermint foot balm to soothe dry, cracked feet and heels

    Ultra healing peppermint foot balm to soothe dry, cracked feet and heels


Makes 1 cup 

  • 1/4 cup olive oil infused with calendula and chamomile
  • 1/4 cup lavender infused coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter
  • 25g grated beeswax
  • 25 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Melt the oils, wax and cocoa butter together over medium-low heat in a double boiler or a Turkish coffee pot.If the beeswax you have is a solid chunk, grate it using a cheese grater to allow it to melt faster and keep the oils from warming too much. Add essential oils when the oils and wax are melted.melting oils and wax for the healing peppermint foot balm recipe

Pour into a heat-proof container,pouring the healing peppermint foot balm recipe


and leave undisturbed for 6-8 hours to cool.cooling healing peppermint foot balm recipeApply after the shower or bath and at night before bed for 2 weeks and you are sure to feel a big difference!

homemade cooling foot lotion that soothes and moisurizes dry feet


About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Janeen
    JaneenFebruary 26,15

    This sounds wonderful, I can’t wait to make some. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Melissa
    MelissaMarch 1,15

    I’m sorry to sound dense, but I’m struggling with how much 25 g of beeswax is. Really!

    • Teeny
      TeenyJune 9,15

      A scale would always help with that! Measuring in grams is very common and more accurate!

    • Sherry
      SherryApril 30,16

      Almost an ounce. 28 grams = 1 ounce

  3. Stephanie
    StephanieMarch 1,15

    Hi Melissa – Because beeswax can be so many different volumes depending on if it is grates, pellets or solid, it’s best to weigh it. 25g = 0.881849 of an oz.

  4. Diane
    DianeJuly 4,15


    I have a question, please. In this and your other “recipes” is there a substitute for the peppermint? I am one of the few persons on the planet who abhor the smell (and taste) of mint – all kinds. I would love to try the recipes with a different ingredient. Thanks very much.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJuly 4,15

      Hi Diane, how about lemon? That would be really nice in this foot balm! Rosemary would also be nice. or just increase the lemongrass or lavender.

  5. Sharon
    SharonSeptember 25,15

    I was disappointed that I could not print off your recipe. :(

  6. kirsty
    kirstyOctober 6,15

    Hi, gorgeous recipe, but when do I add the cocoa butter? In with the oils and wax, or do you have to add in later separately melted? Thanks! Am going to try this weekend! Xxx

    • Stephanie
      StephanieOctober 6,15

      Hi Kirsty, yes, add it in with the oils and wax. Melt it all together and voila!

  7. cindiana
    cindianaOctober 28,15

    I mix cocoa butter & vitamin E cream, about 50/50

  8. Rachel
    RachelDecember 20,16

    I made this last night, and it smells AMAZING.

    The only problem I have is that it’s a solid, not a nice lotion like you have. I used a scale to measure the beeswax, so I know it’s not that. Did you whip yours?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseDecember 20,16

      Hi Rachel, that is strange. Could it possibly due to colder weather? My coconut oil is hard as a rock right now and in the summer it can be more liquid. This never ceases to amaze me because I do heat the house after all! But if it is cold enough for the coconut oil to harden then that will affect the foot balm, until you warm it up in your hands. It is firm once set, as you can see in the second to last photo, but intended to be much less firm than a lip or cuticle balm. You could melt it down again and add some more olive oil for better consistency, or keep it in a warmer spot and see if that helps.

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