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Homemade Peppermint Healing Foot Balm that Cools + Soothes Sore Feet

Can we talk about feet for a moment? As a gardener my feet take a beating. I love to be outdoors no matter what the season and I walk everywhere I can. I have a car, but it sits there all week in front of my house while I don my walking shoes (or flip flops) and head out for a jaunt around the neighbourhood. Nothing quite beats the feeling of kicking up your tired feet at the end of a day, except of course a little foot pampering. Just taking a few moments to sit and rub this healing foot balm on my feet, helps to melt away the stress of the day. Peppermint is both cooling and a pain reliever, so it’s made for hard-working feet. Whether you spend your day in high heels, work boots, or flip flops, your feet with thank you for this recipe!Ultra Healing Peppermint Foot Balm for Dry Cracked Heels

Healing Plant Ingredients for Soft Skin and Pain Relief

This peppermint foot balm is full of all-natural ingredients that heal, soften and soothe the skin on your feet that can often become dry, calloused, cracked, and rough. Taking a few moments to run your feet with this balm can take away the aches and muscle tightness as well. If you have really dry or calloused heels, 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.How to Make Foot balm


Makes 1 cup 

Making Peppermint foot balm

Make it!

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.Making Peppermint foot balm

Pour into a heat-proof container,

Pouring DIY foot balm

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

4-Step Foot Care Therapy

While I find this balm is wonderful in the winter when my heels get really dry, I also like to use it to help with the pain of long days gardening in the summer. Here are 4 steps to pampering your feet to help repair skin and ease pain no matter what the season.

  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, massage in healing foot balm .
  4. Slip on a pair of socks and go to bed. The next morning the aches are long gone and the bottom your feet feel like a baby’s bottom.

Cooling Peppermint foot cream

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  1. 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?

    • 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.

  2. Hello. I’m very interested in making this FOOT BALM. But what is the process I’ll need to use to infuse the OLIVE OIL And COCONUT OIL. I’m not familiar with this process at all. Can you please direct me. THANKS

  3. Hi, this is simply amazing.i will be trying this today…thank you so much for this.
    My question is do I have to use so many essential oils?? Could I use vanilla, peppermint and lavender only? Would they compliment each other and all provide the necessary healing

  4. I am wondering the best way to measure the ingredients? Sometimes a recipe will specify a weight of the ingredient. (like you did with the beeswax) Otherwise if no weight is specified, should I measure by volume? Is there a good guideline on when to measure by weight vs by volume? Thanks for any suggestions.

    • Hi Lynda, I have listed volume measurements for all the other ingredients. It’s not a recipe that needs to be 100% exact so that will work. The reason why I listed the beewax in weight is because it comes in so many different forms (shaved or pelleted wax will have a much different volume than a solid chunk). I hope this helps.

      • Yes, Stephanie, that helps. Thanks for your quick response. Guess I am worrying about too many details… :-)


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