Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion
As mamas, we all need a bit of pampering. And if you’re a peppermint lover (if you like this Chocolate Peppermint lip chap), you’ll love this healing whipped foot lotion! This peppermint foot cream makes the perfect addition to your spa routine. Full of hydrating ingredients this foot cream looks tasty and feels even better!
As mamas, we’re on our feet a lot. Both working and chasing littles. This leaves our feet feeling less silky than we’d like and more cracked and sore than we’d hoped!
So our feet can definitely use some love!
This Peppermint Foot Lotion is full of repairing ingredients making it perfect for your feet after a long soak. Coconut oil is especially hydrating and helps with cracked heels. The shae butter in the recipe helps nourish and repair dry skin and peppermint oil has been shown to help heal cuts, stings and ease muscle tension. Plus, the magnesium oil in the recipe promotes relaxation throughout the body and since you’re applying the lotion to your feet, one of the most highly absorbable areas, this butter is a perfect addition to your pre-bedtime routine.
This particular butter is a bit hard when stored but once it touches your feet it melts. It’s meant to be massaged into your soles not just slapped on so really take your time and enjoy the aroma!
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Ingredients for soothing peppermint foot lotion
- 1/4 coconut oil (measured solid)
- 1/4 cup shae butter
- 5 tbs magnesium oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil (or more as per preference)
Tip: Keep in mind that the temperature of your house will vary the consistency of the butter slightly. It’s naturally oily (so don’t put on your best socks after lathering up!) but the warmer your house the more melted it will be and vice versa when cold.
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How To Make Peppermint Foot Cream
In a double boiler (or a small jar in a small pot of water), combine the coconut oil and shae butter. Heat over medium high heat until a rolling boil develops. Melt the butter and the oil together.
Remove from heat and let cool on the counter for five minutes. Add in the magnesium oil and the peppermint oil. Whisk/stir briefly to combine.
Place in the fridge for one to two hours until mostly solid. Alternatively, place in the freezer for 45 minutes. The magnesium oil will separate from the shae butter and coconut oil which should be solid.
Remove from the fridge and whip with electric beater. You may have to use a small paring knife to scrape down the sides of the jar where the mixture is hard.
Once mostly whipped, add in the peppermint and finish whipping until completely blended. Transfer to a small jar to use!
Note: If stored in the fridge this butter should last upwards of four to six weeks but the consistency is harder (due to the coconut oil solidifying). If left in the cupboard the lotion will only last three weeks depending on any moisture that gets into the jar.
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If you’re feet are in need of some love give this Whipped Peppermint Foot Cream a try! It’s simple to whip up, smells amazing and gives those sore feet some pampering. It makes the perfect addition to a long relaxing bath right before bed.
Have you ever made homemade lotion? What was your experience?