DIY Night Time Foot Salve
Do any of you have weird quirks? Things you might be embarrassed to admit or explain to someone? I have a few, like not being able to sleep with socks on, if one hand gets wet I HAVE to get the other one wet, and I cannot, CANNOT, sleep without super-moisturizing lotion on my feet. If my feet feel dry I will wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to sleep until I fix it. Don’t ask me why, it’s just a weird thing for me. For a long time I was using really thick store bought stuff and those worked fine, but I recently ran out of my tub and have been using regular lotion, which isn’t cutting it for me. Then I realized that I can make my own!
Took me long enough right? I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner, I can’t imagine how much money I could have saved, and not to mention it means I’m adding more natural products into my regimen. So on top of face cream, night oil, face scrubs, and body wash I can now add self-made foot cream to my list.
Like I mentioned above I need a really moisturizing cream, one that is a bit more intense than a regular hand lotion or body lotion. So I wasn’t quite sure how to make that happen when making my own. So to Pinterest I went and found some helpful info, and it seemed that with resounding consensus beeswax was my answer. I’ve never used beeswax like this before though. I used to make candles out of thin sheets of beeswax but never lotion from a brick! It was surprisingly easy, all I had to do was cut off a chunk and then grate it down so it wasn’t as solid and could melt easier.
I chose to use shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax to make sure it was moisturizing enough to help me sleep through the night! I added Vitamin E oil which helps to retain natural moisture in the skin. You can also use jojoba oil or almond oil. Since I only use this at night I added my calming oils as well; lavender and frankincense.
What You’ll Need:
¼ Cup cocoa butter
¼ Cup shea butter
¼ Cup coconut oil
2-3 oz natural beeswax
1 squirt Vitamin E oil (or jojoba oil)
15-20 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
Air tight container
How To Make It:
Combine cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in a small sauce pan. Melt over low heat until the beeswax is dissolved.
Once melted you’ll pour the oil into your airtight container. PLEASE USE CAUTION, the oil is incredibly hot and the container will also get hot. I placed mine on a rag on the counter and let it dry there.
Once the oils are in the container you’ll add your Vitamin E oil, lavender, and frankincense.
Let cool for 4-6 hours and enjoy!