Foot cream can be made at home, with some easy and simple recipes. If you are interested in making this cream, try the recipes, given in this article.
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art - Leonardo da Vinci.
Our tootsies have an amazing anatomy that enables them to bear the stress of our physical activities. Think about the stress borne by the feet from years of walking alone.
While most of us will agree that the famous Leonardo da Vinci quote is right, the fact is that feet are still among the most ignored parts of our body, as far as beauty care and health care is concerned. In fact, foot care is also a vital part of the regular beauty regime. An unkempt feet can be repulsive for many.
So, try regular pedicure along with some daily care so as to retain the looks of your tootsies. Daily application of foot cream will soften the skin of the feet and provide it with adequate moisture.
How to Make Foot Cream at Home
As mentioned above, foot care is often forgotten and this results in dry, rough and dull skin with cracked heels. Even the skin of the toes may develop fine lines and cracks. You can get rid of such a condition by proper and regular foot care.
This include scrubbing and moisturizing. While, scrubbing is not a necessary part of daily foot care routine, moisturizing is a must. For this purpose, you may use a store-bought creams for feet or a homemade one.
Homemade ones with natural ingredients are always preferred to ready-made ones that can be expensive too. So, here are some recipes for homemade foot creams.
Peppermint Foot Cream
If you are looking for an easy recipe for making peppermint foot balm, the best method is to mix a moisturizing cream base with a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Make sure to weigh the cream base beforehand and use peppermint oil in the right amount.
In this case, the right amount is 2 percent of the weight of the cream base. All you have to do is to mix them well and store. You may also add a few drops of aqua blue liquid color for that minty feel. If you are looking for an elaborate recipe with more ingredients, then try the following one.
Peppermint essential oil - 5 grams
Liquid glycerin - 20 grams
Cocoa butter - 75 grams
Stearic acid (thickener) - 15 grams
Emulsifying wax - 25 grams
Germaben II (preservative) - 5 grams
Distilled water - 350 grams
How to Prepare Take a microwave safe bowl, into which you have to add the ingredients, except Germaben II and essential oil. Heat the mixture, till the solid ingredients get melted. Make sure that the mixture does not boil (you may also use a double boiler for heating the ingredients).
Take out the bowl and add Germaben II in it. Combine well and let it cool, before adding the peppermint oil. Use an immersion blender to mix them well. Allow the cream to get completely cool, before storing it in sterilized jars. If you are using two ounce jars, you may need eight of them.
Shea Butter Foot Cream
Shea butter - ¼ cup
Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons
Vanilla essential oil - 8 drops
Peppermint essential oil - 8 drops
Beeswax (grated) - ½ ounce
How to Prepare Take a pan and add the ingredients, except the essential oils. Place the pan over low heat and allow them to form a melted mixture. Make sure to stir the ingredients continuously, while they melt. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, before stirring in the essential oils. Combine well and store in sterilized jars, as it gets completely cool.
You may try any of these recipes, but make sure to use the cream, every night, before bed. You may wear socks to cover the feet, after application of foot cream. If you find the task cumbersome, the option is to buy foot creams from the stores.
Otherwise, you may collect more such recipes and try different types of homemade foot creams, before choosing the best.