The feet spend most of their time confined in socks and shoes. Needless to say that they are removed from fresh air and the natural world. That’s all the more reason to give them some undivided attention and love at the end of the day. After a pleasant dinner, give yourself a quick foot massage and moisturize them with an all natural foot butter. They’ll absorb all of the hydrating ingredients overnight and feel refreshed in the morning.
This foot butter contains four simple ingredients. We don’t have time to waste on unhealthy chemicals, additives, or anything else that detracts from core, beneficial ingredients. In the case of this recipe, three of the ingredients will revive your feet. The peppermint essential oil has nourishing properties, but it’s mainly in this recipe for the scent and cooling factor. Coconut oil, shea butter, and avocado oil are the real heroes of this recipe.
Avocado oil is a great source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. While it is a common and healthy oil for culinary applications, it also has a place in natural skin care routines. The skin easily absorbs this oil, which is helpful for anyone who needs to maintain moisture. The antioxidants help to enhance smoothness by improving elasticity. Avocado oil also works to replenish moisture, protect from damage, and heal chapped or cracked skin.
Not only does coconut oil encourage thicker hair, but it also helps promote healthier skin. If you need to encourage deep hydration to your feet, coconut oil is the ingredient for you. Coconut oil works to restore, repair, and moisturize cracked heels or dry feet. Leaving coconut oil on feet overnight is one of the best ways to allow the skin to absorb the essential fatty acids. It’s also easy for calluses to develop on the soles of your feet, especially the heels and balls. If you engage in strenuous activity, or you job requires you to stand all day, moisturize with coconut oil at night to prevent calluses from cracking.
Why should you use shea butter for cracked heels? We can give you a long list of reasons because shea butter is just that amazing. The anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce dryness and redness that are all too common in people with dry or cracked feet. If you’ve experienced cracked heels, you know how uncomfortable it can be to walk on them. Shea butter’s essential fatty acids also encourage moisture retention, helping you avoid flakiness and dryness. Lastly, the linolenic, palmitic, stearic, and oleic acids promote healing and optimal hydration, while warding off dryness and cracks.
DIY Mint Foot Butter
- 100 grams coconut oil
- 150 grams shea butter
- 30 milliliters avocado oil
- 5 ml peppermint essential oil
- Add the coconut oil and shea butter to a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until they are soft.
- You can also add these two ingredients to a stand mixer (like a Kitchen Aid mixer) and mix until soft.
- Add the avocado oil and peppermint essential oil and continue to mix until it becomes soft and fluffy. Scrape down the sides with a spatula midway through mixing to fully incorporate all the ingredients.
- Spoon this foot butter into containers and store in a cool, dry place.
- Apply to your feet at night and place socks over your feet while you sleep. This will promote optimal hydration.