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Easy diy foot lotion in a small mason jar with mint leaves and cacao butter behind it.

Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion

A four-ingredient, DIY lotion recipe perfect for your feet! Easy to make and thoughtful to gift, this homemade foot lotion is the perfect addition to your pre-bedtime routine.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 small jar



  1. 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.

  2. Remove from heat and let cool on the counter for five minutes. Add in the magnesium. Whisk/stir briefly to combine.

    diiy foot lotion: adding essential oils to melted iingredients
  3. Place in the fridge for one to two hours until mostly solid. Alternatively, place in the freezer for 45 minutes. The shea butter and coconut oil which should be solid.

  4. Remove from the fridge and whip with an electric beater. You may have to use a small paring knife to scrape down the sides of the jar where the mixture is hard.

    Diy whipped peppermint foot lotion, hardend ingredients in a bowl being whipped with mixer
  5. Once mostly whipped, add in the peppermint and finish whipping until completely blended.

  6. Transfer to a small jar to use!

Recipe Notes

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.

Note: you can use magnesium oil in place of the powder. Use 1.5tbs. It will separate slightly but that's okay!

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