If you want an all natural foot cream for your cracked heels – one that works but also helps you feel amazing, then you definitely have to try our recommended homemade foot cream & balm with coconut oil and peppermint.
Peppermint is the secret for a really good-smelling cream and the peppermint essential oil is natural, healthy and safe to use. Combine that with all the healing and hydrating properties of coconut oil and the other recommended oils in our cream and you will be back on track in no time.
To make things even better, we’re proposing today not one, but two Peppermint & Coconut Oil foot creams so that you can choose the one that seems to be the perfect one for you.
We’d always go with option #1, but in all honestly, they are both great and do a great job fixing your cracked heels and hydrating your feet.
So let’s check the DIY recipes for these creams below! Also make sure to check out our dedicated article about the best homemade foot creams with Coconut Oil.
Coconut Oil & Peppermint Foot Cream Ingredients
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- Peppermint essential oil (antibacterial, muscle relaxant) – 7 or 8 drops
- Extra-virgin coconut oil (antifungal, antibacterial) – 2 tablespoons
- Shea butter (deeply moisturizes skin) – 2 tablespoons
- Sweet almond oil (moisturizes skin) – 1 tablespoon
Coconut Oil & Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe: How to prepare
Step 1. Combine the coconut and almond oils with shea butter & melt them.
- Put 2 tablespoons of shea butter in a microwave-safe container.
- Add 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil to it.
- Add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil as well.
Microwave the ingredients for 1 to 2 minutes until they melt completely. Take the container out of the microwave, mix the ingredients so that you get a homogenous paste and let it cool down to room temperature.
Step 2. Add the peppermint essential oil & let the mixture solidify.
- Put in 7 or 8 drops of peppermint essential oil. Since essential oils are extremely volatile, any heat will render them ineffective. Therefore, it’s important to let the other ingredients cool down completely before adding the essential oil.
- Stir well to dissolve the peppermint oil in the oil blend.
- Allow the ingredients to solidify completely. For quick results, you can place it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes to solidify.
Step 3. Whisk up the blend & store it in a tin can for daily use.
- Use a hand blender to whisk up the solidified mix until it turns into a frothy cream.
- Transfer the cream to a shallow, tin can for storage.
How to apply this cream
If you’ve ever been to the mall around Christmas time, you know how popular stores like Bath & Body Works can be.
While store-bought lotions and creams can contain a lot of questionable ingredients, this Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream contains only four natural and easy to pronounce ingredients! It’s very easy to use it as well.
Simply apply at night, before going to sleep and make sure you spread a thin layer all over your feet. To increase absorption, you can put over a pair of socks. It won’t feel great, but you get used to it!
Make sure to properly scrub your feet regularly in order to remove all the dead skin and get your feet and especially heels back in shape in no time!
Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe Alternative
This is definitely one of the more popular foot cream recipes, and can also be made with coconut oil.
Peppermint in general is often used with foot crème because peppermint has a storing scent that is great for deodorizing your feet and helping the fresh smell to last a lot longer.
Nothing can be more comforting than applying a cooling foot cream/balm on your tired and aching feet. This peppermint-based foot cream has the goodness of nourishing agents, such as coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil.
This is basically the same recipe as above, but in larger quantities so that you can use it longer. It has a solid shelf life, so you shouldn’t worry about it going bad, especially if you use it constantly.
Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe 2 Ingredients
- 1/2 cup shea butter (measure when solid)
- 1/2 cup organic virgin coconut oil (measure when solid)
- 4 tbsp sweet almond oil
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe 2 Utensils
- A double boiler or heat safe measuring cup in a pan of water
- Small glass jars or tins for your finished cream
Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe 2 Method
- In a double boiler or heat safe measuring cup in a pan of water, melt the shea butter and coconut oil.
- Remove from the heat and add the sweet almond oil. Allow the oils to cool to room temperature before adding the peppermint essential.
- Stir in the peppermint essential oil and place mixture in the freezer for 15-20 minutes until the oils start to solidify.
- Using a handheld mixer, standing mixer, immersion blender or blender, mix until it’s a creamy consistency. It should only take a few minutes, if that.
- Spoon your cream into your jars or tins. Store in a cool, dark place, out of direct sunlight or in the refrigerator (if not using right away.) Shelf life is at least 3-6 months.
Storing the Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream 2
Keep in mind, natural lotions and creams do not have the same shelf life as those full of preservatives.
Two of the ingredients in our Peppermint Foot Cream (coconut oil and peppermint essential oil) are naturally antimicrobial (they help destroy unwanted bacteria) and will extend the shelf life.
If you’re making a large batch, storing your Peppermint Foot Cream in the refrigerator will also extend the shelf life.
Even without refrigeration, your Peppermint Foot Cream should last at least 3-6 months. Store in a cool place, out of direct sunlight.
Benefits of a coconut oil & peppermint homemade foot cream
All the ingredients that we’re recommending for the DIY foot creams below will help keep your feet hydrated and in tip top condition. Let’s learn a few things about each of the recommended oils and ingredients below to fully understand the benefits!
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – You’ll find coconut oil used in a lot of homemade skin products. It’s an excellent moisturizer and is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. You can read more about coconut oil here. I love to use it in my homemade lip balm!
Shea Butter – Shea butter is a wonderfully moisturizing and healing butter from the nut of the shea tree. It’s rich in vitamins A and E and boosts collagen production when applied to the skin. That means less wrinkles, and more smooth, supple skin!
Sweet Almond Oil – Sweet almond oil is another oil used a lot in homemade skin products. It has a light texture and easily penetrates the skin. It’s rich in vitamins A & E as well as fatty acids.
It also makes a wonderful makeup remover and I love using it in various other concoctions. It’s one of my favorite oils for the skin!
Peppermint Essential Oil – Not only does peppermint smell wonderful, it adds additional benefits to your homemade foot cream.
Peppermint is naturally cooling and energizing to the body AND it is wonderful for relaxing muscles and relieving pain. It also helps your feet smell fresh for longer.
You now have two recommended peppermint & coconut oil foot creams to choose from. No matter which one you choose, you will be extremely satisfied with the results – guaranteed!
Just pick your favorite and enjoy getting your feet and especially heels back in shape.