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Homemade Foot Cream With Coconut Oil For Cracked Heels Recipes

Coconut oil recipes for cracked heels

One of the areas of the body that often gets overlooked is the feet which is why I decided to round up these homemade foot cream with coconut oil for cracked heels recipes. A day-long presentation at the office, going grocery shopping, taking your kids to the park, fetching your clothes from the cleaners – there is no end to the day-to-day bustle. By the time you get home, your poor feet simply give up and desperately ask for some “me” time.

We often ignore how overworked our feet are. They carry our body weight throughout the day, manage to fit into fancy but uncomfortable shoes, and suffer from shoe bites, corns, and calluses. It is quite common to overlook the hardships we put our feet through, and we do not take care of them like we should.

An important part of this caretaking is keeping your feet well-moisturized. Since our feet lack oil glands, the skin can easily become hardened and cracked due to the constant pressure. There are some really amazing foot scrub recipes you can make for weekly exfoliation. But don’t forget, you also need a good foot cream.

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People often forget to take good care of their feet, ignoring the rough, callused edges. Cracked heels look bad, snag on blankets and clothes and can be downright painful. One solution is to treat them overnight with coconut oil for some relief. Moisturizing cracked heels overnight is a pretty standard way of treating them, but not all moisturizing agents work equally. Oils tend to work better than lotions because lotions absorb into the skin more quickly.

While you can use any vegetable oil for this, coconut oil is great because it stays solid at room temperature, making it easier to apply without making a mess. Apply the oil liberally, slip on a pair of clean, white socks, and go to sleep. You’ll have smoother heels in the morning. If your heels are in particularly bad shape, wash them in warm water and use a pumice stone to take off the worst of the dry skin before your oil treatment.

However, if you want to have soft, beautiful feet, then a foot cream might be in order. These Homemade Foot Cream With Coconut Oil For Cracked Heels Recipes are all natural, and will help you pick the ingredients that work best for you.

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Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe 1

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.

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Coconut oil, especially the extra-virgin variety, is loaded with healthy fatty acids that easily penetrate into the skin. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties will also help you deal with any foot infections as well as prevent them.

The shea butter is rich in vitamins E and A that are great for maintaining healthy skin. The sweet almond oil also will help soften the skin and deeply moisturize it to prevent dry and cracked heels.

Last but not least, the peppermint essential oil will leave a cooling sensation on your feet, relax the stiffened muscles and take away any pain. It is also a powerful antibacterial that will help prevent skin infections. If you have excessively sweaty feet, incorporating peppermint oil in your foot care regime is a must.

Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe 1 Ingredients

  • 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

Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe 1 Method

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, and let the blend cool down to room temperature.

Step 2. Add the peppermint essential oil & let the mixture solidify.

  • Squirt 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.

Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe 1 Use

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!

Homemade Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe 2

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.

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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!

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!

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 my Vanilla Chai Body Oil, Grapefruit & Sweet Orange Body Scrub and my Homemade Coconut Cocoa Lip Balm. 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. Peppermint is also useful in relieving headaches. Simply rub a dab of the peppermint foot cream into your temples (being careful not to get it in your eyes.)

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

  1. In a double boiler or heat safe measuring cup in a pan of water, melt the shea butter and coconut oil.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the sweet almond oil. Allow the oils to cool to room temperature before adding the peppermint essential.
  3. Stir in the peppermint essential oil and place mixture in the freezer for 15-20 minutes until the oils start to solidify.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 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.

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Homemade Cracked Heel Cream

After I made this Easy Homemade Crockpot Peppermint Lotion, I decided that I’d never attempt to melt butter and oils again for lotion-making without using a crockpot and crockpot liner! It is the easiest way to make them, with virtually zero clean-up!!!!

Homemade Cracked Heel Cream Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup or 4 oz raw shea butter
  • 20 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops of Tea Tree essential oil

Homemade Cracked Heel Cream Utensils

  • Slow cooker liner
  • Wide mouth 8oz mason jar for storage

Homemade Cracked Heel Cream Method

  1. To start making your heel cream, put your slow cooker liner in place, and go ahead and add 3/4 cup of coconut oil to the slow cooker.
  2. Then add 1/2 cup of raw shea butter.
  3. Now it’s time to add the essential oils to your cracked heel cream. I recommend adding about 20 drops each of lavender and tea tree (melaleuca) essential oils. I chose the combination of lavender and tea tree essential oils for this as they are both therapeutic for skin issues. Lavender is known to heal dry or chapped skin and will help keep it hydrated to avoid that dry, cracking skin. Tea Tree oil is anti-inflammatory which will ease any redness and avoid skin infections in any cracked skin. It can also help remove the already dry and dead skin cells on the surface that cause the dry and scaly look on your heels. As an alternative, you can use your favorite essential oils. Peppermint would be another good, soothing and cooling option to try.
  4. Turn your crockpot on low and let all of the ingredients warm up and melt – probably no more than 2 hours is needed.
  5. Once it is all melted, then pour the contents of the crockpot plastic liner into a glass container for storage. I chose a short, wide glass jar. Whatever container you use to store your heel cream in, be sure it has a wide enough mouth for your hand to reach the bottom. A regular, tall mason jar, for example, would be difficult to reach into the bottom.
  6. Allow your cracked heel cream to sit at room temperature for a few hours until it’s solid. Or, to speed up the cooling process, you can put it in the freezer.

Suggestions for Using Your Homemade Cracked Heel Cream

To use this cream, I recommend putting this on your feet each night before bed. I would even cover with socks to be sure it soaks in overnight in your feet. If you want the full pampering, then I would suggest using a foot spa followed by a pedicure foot file tool on your heels and lastly applying your homemade cracked heel cream. For the best results, use your cracked heel cream on your feet daily to keep your heels nice and smooth and soft. This will also help prevent drying and cracking.

Aloe Vera Foot Cream

This fresh-smelling foot cream recipe is nothing less than a tropical treat. It uses the richness of coconut oil, the soothing coolness of aloe vera gel and the relaxing fragrance of the lavender essential oil. Fresh aloe vera gel helps take the heat off your overworked feet. It also brings with it plenty of vitamins and minerals that revitalize dull skin. The amino acids found in aloe vera also boost the body’s fibroblast cells to produce healthier skin cells. When used in a foot cream, it will enrich the skin and promote healing of any cracks in your heels. If you have an aloe vera plant or buy fresh leaves, you can learn how to extract your own fresh aloe vera gel.

The coconut oil works better than any other oil in protecting the skin from infections and environmental stress. It forms a protective antimicrobial layer on the skin, while the lauric acid in it moisturizes dry skin. The lavender essential oil imparts a soothing fragrance to the cream and also relaxes your mind. It is also anti-inflammatory and will soothe any irritation. Plus, this oil helps extend the shelf life of your DIY foot cream.

Aloe Vera Foot Cream Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin coconut oil (moisturizes skin) – ¼ cup
  • Fresh aloe vera gel (revitalizes skin) – 2 tablespoons
  • Lavender essential oil (anti-inflammatory) – 5 drops

Aloe Vera Foot Cream Method

Step 1. Combine the three ingredients.

  • Put ¼ cup of extra-virgin coconut oil in a mixing bowl. The extra-virgin variety stays in a soft solid state, making it suitable for use as a cream.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel to it. You can use packaged aloe vera gel in a pinch, but nothing can replace the effectiveness of the original clear gel.
  • Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil as well.

Step 2. Whisk up the ingredients & store the cream in an airtight container for daily use.

  • Use a motorized hand blender to whisk up the ingredients. This process will aerate the mixture and give it a creamy consistency.
  • Spoon the DIY foot cream into a tin container for storage.
  • The shelf life of this DIY foot cream is comparatively shorter at about 2 to 3 weeks. This is due to the presence of fresh aloe vera gel that can spoil quickly. Store it in a dark and cool place.
  • Massage this DIY foot cream in daily to maintain soft feet.

Shea Butter and Beeswax Foot Cream

Here is another excellent recipe for a coconut oil foot cream. This one will use extra ingredients that provide even more softness and moisture for your feet. This includes adding some shea butter, which is so soft on your skin, and beeswax that is grated. You will also add in some coconut oil and avocado oil, along with your choice of essential oils. Vanilla is a really good scent for this type of coconut oil, but as with many other foot creams, you can also add in a few drops of peppermint essential oils.

I read where somebody said that when they were in their teens, they suddenly developed cracked heels. They did not know how they got them, but they started applying Vaseline on their feet at night and covering them with a pair of socks before bed. In the shower, they vigorously scrubbed their heels with a Pumice and it worked well in sloughing off the flaky skin. Unfortunately, it seemed that Vaseline was only a quick fix to seal moisture and soften the cracks but not heal the cracks, which is what they wanted.

They then started using raw shea butter for cracked heels and said it was really soothing and moisturizing. Then recently they found that when shea butter is mixed with a few drops of tea tree oil, it can act as a powerful antimicrobial cream so they ended up combining the two together coupled with other healing ingredients to form a simple yet very effective foot cream!

This foot cream is intensely healing, seals moisture and neutralizes foot odor PLUS it lubricates the dry cracked skin while cooling and soothing painful cracks and fighting off fungus! What a load of benefits! Okay, without further ado, check out this intense healing shea butter foot cream recipe!

Shea Butter and Beeswax Foot Cream Ingredients

  • ½ cup unrefined shea butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp beeswax pastilles
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

Shea Butter – Extracted from the Karite tree found in Africa, raw and unrefined shea butter is what you need to use. It has a high vitamin A and vitamin K content which provides intense nourishment to dry skin. If your cracked heels bleed and are painful, shea butter promotes quick healing!

Coconut Oil – This coconutty goodness is ideal for moisturizing dry wrinkled and flaky skin which is what many mild cases of cracked heels look like. Because it has a small molecular structure, it’s easily soaked up by the skin leading to instant moisturization. Coconut oil is also antibacterial due to its high lauric acid content so it’s good for staving off germs on your heels.

Beeswax – This natural wax helps dry skin by holding in moisture by forming a protective barrier which also keeps out skin irritants as well as shields the skin from harsh weather that can lead to cracked skin. Beeswax is also antibacterial, it encourages wound healing, gives relief to itchy cracked heels as well as promotes cell turn over which is important for healing cracked heels!

Avocado Oil – A strong anti-inflammatory, avocado oil repairs painful, bleeding and rough cracked heels. It also provides intense lubricating action due to its thick consistency. Avocado oil also has a boatload of vitamin E, which speeds up wound healing!

Tea Tree Essential Oil – A very powerful anti-fungal and antiseptic essential oil, tea tree is used to fight off fungus, which is a main cause of cracked heels. It also helps disinfect the cracks and soften the hard skin as well. Tea tree also has a fresh medicinal and ‘clean’ scent that is soothing.

Peppermint Essential Oil – Cooling and refreshing, peppermint essential oil provides relief to tired heels and provides an invigorating tingling sensation that feels really good! It also smells has a nice fresh scent that you’ll love!

Shea Butter and Beeswax Foot Cream Method

  1. In a double boiler, melt the shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil and avocado oil to liquid form.
  2. Once melted, leave it to cool for about 2 minutes then add the essential oils and stir well with a spatula.
  3. Now place the melted mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes or until it cools off and solidifies half way. It should become rock hard but partially solidify – this allows it to be whipped into a butter/cream.
  4. After 10 minutes, it’s ready to be whipped! Get your hand mixer and start beating the semi solid mixture until your form a white butter like consistency.
  5. Your healing shea butter foot cream is complete! Transfer it to a clean container and store in a cool dry place.

How To Use Shea Butter and Beeswax Foot Cream

If you want to heal your cracked heels and keep them lubricated, follow these steps every night before bed!

  • Wash your feet with warm water and a mild soap.
  • Place a bit of soap on the Pumice stone and start scrubbing your heels for about 10 seconds each to exfoliate dead cells and soften the rough skin.
  • Rinse your feet in warm water then let your feet dry.
  • Now get a dime-sized amount of the shea butter foot cream with clean fingertips and slather it on your cracked heels.
  • Put on some comfortable socks and go to bed!
  • The next morning, your heels will be soft, the cracks will have lessened, the pain/burning gone plus feel lubricated and fresh!

Notes:

  • This shea butter foot cream has a shelf life of over 6 months but it’ll probably get used up before that time! Just keep it away from tap water and other contaminants and use clean fingertips to scoop it up.
  • You can also use oregano essential oil as it is a very powerful anti-fungal essential oil!
  • To care for your cracked heels, foot soaks are a must at least every weekend. Simply fill a tub with a gallon of hot water (as hot as your skin can handle), add ¼ cup of Epsom salts, 7 drops of tea tree essential oil and ¼ cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Soak for about 15 minutes then lubricate your feet with the foot cream.

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Coconut Lavender Foot Cream

If you want a foot cream that not only moisturizes your feet, but can also provide a relaxing and soothing experience, lavender is the perfect option. To make this type of foot cream, you will still need to start with your coconut oil, usually a couple tablespoons of it, then add about ½ cup of olive oil. Combine this in a bowl with the same amount of beeswax pastilles, and add in as many drops of lavender essential oil as you want. You should start with 5 drops, mix it, then smell it to see if it is strong enough. Add about 5 drops at a time until you’re happy. For this much cream, 15-20 is usually enough.

You can also make a plain foot cream that just uses coconut oil with something cream based, or you can whip the oil to make a cream consistency, then apply it to your feet. After a couple of treatments with this natural lavender foot cream, my heels were soft and my toes were ready for the spotlight. Why lavender? It has calming and soothing properties to help you relax, fight stress, and drift off to sleep, while the rich, natural cream smoothes and softens your skin.

Coconut Lavender Foot Cream Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax pastilles
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil

Coconut Lavender Foot Cream Method

  • Put everything except the essential oil in an empty canning jar or glass measuring cup.
  • Place the jar into a pan of simmering water (this is the frugal way to make a double boiler) and stir gently until all the solids have melted.
  • Using an oven mitt or tongs, take the jar out of the water and set it on a towel on the counter. Stir it occasionally as it cools.
  • When the lotion is cool but not solid yet (about 30 minutes for me), mix in the Lavender essential oil. You don’t want to add the lavender when the mixture is warm, because the heat can have an adverse effect on the oil.
  • If you prepared your lotion in a canning jar, you’re done!

At bedtime, apply the cream generously to dry heels, ankles–all over your feet. Put on clean, cotton socks and allow it to soak in and nourish your skin overnight. This lotion is great for fussy babies and crabby kids, too! Rub on their chest after their bath and before putting on pajamas.

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DIY Foot Balm

You may notice that some of the ingredients in this foot balm, such as coconut oil and olive oil are food. I saw where somebody said that they were taught during their Ayurvedic training, that the skin is the largest organ of absorption in the human body. Therefore, they make sure that anything they put on their skin is healthy enough for them to eat.

DIY Foot Balm Ingredients

  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ ounce beeswax pastilles
  • 10 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

DIY Foot Balm Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over very low heat, stir until melted
  • Remove from heat and stir to combine, then add essential oils
  • Pour mixture into a clean ½ cup mason jar
  • Massage a small amount into your feet at bedtime to moisturize.

How to Soothe Dry Cracked Feet Naturally With Wild Orange & Honey Foot Scrub And Ultra-Moisturizing Foot Cream

Wild Orange & Honey Foot Scrub Ingredients

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup sugar – use organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 cup coconut oil – I use it melted, which is handy in the summer time since it’s already in that state
  • 8-10 drops wild orange essential oil

Wild Orange & Honey Foot Scrub Method

  1. Add Epsom salt and sugar to a bowl and slowly begin stirring in the oil until mixture is smooth, but not goopy. (You may not need the full cup of oil.)
  2. Add the honey and stir well, then mix in the essential oil. Spoon into a decorative container or canning jar with a tight-fitting lid.

To use: While soaking your feet, grab the wash cloth and sugar scrub. Pull one foot out of the water and scoop about a tablespoon onto your foot and start rubbing it all over, paying special attention to heels. (If you have cracked heels, be careful and stop scrubbing if it hurts.) Add more scrub to your foot as needed.

Now take the wash cloth and start scrubbing in a circular motion all over your foot. When you’re done, put the scrubbed foot back in the water and repeat the process on the other one. Rinse off the scrub and pat your feet dry.

Step 3: Soften – This part is wonderful, especially if you can get someone to give you a nice foot massage. I find it’s best to complete this step when you know you won’t need to put sandals back on (it’ll be quite slippery if you do) or are ok with putting socks over freshly-moistened feet (I can’t stand this feeling, but many can).

I’ve found shea butter and coconut oil to be a great combination for deeply moisturizing skin. When used in the right ratio, it rubs in nicely without feeling super greasy and also offers a nice antifungal property for those who experience athlete’s foot.

Ultra-Moisturizing Foot Cream Ingredients

  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup shea butter
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil – you can use any essential oil you wish, or a combination like lavender/mint or lavender/tea tree to further combat fungal issues

Ultra-Moisturizing Foot Cream Method

  1. Combine the coconut oil and shea butter in a sauce pan and place on low heat.
  2. Once they’ve melted, remove from heat and stir in the essential oil.
  3. Store in a glass jar with a lid and don’t forget to label it! Store it somewhere cool in the summertime if you want to start with a solid moisturizer (I spill a lot less on myself that way).

To use: Massage this foot moisturizer into feet, focusing on dry, cracked areas. Cover feet with cotton socks right away if you wish. Try this every once in a while for some nice pampering or repeat on a regular basis to soften dry feet.

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DIY Foot Salve for Cracked Heels

With this recipe we have a word of caution: Do not use oregano or peppermint essential oils on children or while pregnant. As with any medical condition, check with a doctor if things don’t improve or if you have any specific concerns.

DIY Foot Salve Ingredients

  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 TBSP beeswax pastilles
  • ¼ cup magnesium flakes + 2 TBSP boiling water (or ¼ cup of pre-made magnesium oil, though this won’t yield as much magnesium in the final product)
  • 10 drops oregano essential oil (Not for use during pregnancy or on children.)
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

DIY Foot Salve Method

  1. Pour 2 tablespoons of boiling water into the magnesium flakes in a small container and stir until dissolved. This will create a thick liquid. Set aside to cool.
  2. Set a quart-size mason jar inside a small pan with 1 inch of water. Add the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter to the jar. Melt slowly over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. When melted, remove the jar from the pan and let the mixture cool until room temperature and slightly opaque.
  4. At this point, put into a medium bowl or into a blender. If in a bowl, use a hand blender or immersion blender on medium speed and start blending the oil mixture.
  5. Slowly (starting with a drop at a time) add the dissolved magnesium mixture to the oil mixture while continuing to blend. Continue until all of the magnesium mix is added and it is well mixed.
  6. Add the oregano and peppermint essential oils (if using) and whip until combined.
  7. Put in the fridge for 15 minutes and re-blend to get body butter consistency.
  8. Store in fridge for best consistency (and a cooling lotion feel), or at room temperature for up to two months.

To Use: Apply the salve to cracked heels at night.

For best results, a few steps are needed:

  • Exfoliate feet while dry, using the pumice or Ped Egg.
  • Do a detoxifying foot soak. Let skin dry fully.
  • Apply a thick coat of salve. Wear socks to bed to keep salve where it’s needed (and to keep sheets clean).
  • Repeat as needed until problem resolves!

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Coconut Oil for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are especially prevalent when feet are exposed through open-back shoes. The condition stems from untreated dry skin. Once feet are cracked, it is difficult to undo the damage with a simple foot lotion. Coconut oil is one of the treatments you can use to relieve cracks in your feet.

Functions – Coconut is often considered a “miracle” ingredient when it comes to skincare. However, its benefits for extremely dry skin are pretty straightforward. Not only does coconut oil help retain hydrating water on the skin’s surface, but it also removes dead skin cells. On top of that, coconut oil can help strengthen tissues underneath the epidermis, celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder tells the “Huffington Post.” While this oil may provide your feet with the deep moisture they need, some people also choose coconut because of its tropical smell. The scent of coconut may be especially welcome during the summer months.

Application – Coconut oil can be applied directly to the feet. An added benefit to coconut oil is that it goes a lot further than regular lotion. One spoonful is generally enough to cover your entire body. Since coconut oil has a greasy texture, make sure you don’t walk barefoot until it is absorbed. For the best results, apply before bed and wear socks to seal in the moisture.

Other Ingredients – It is important to do your own research before buying coconut products for cracked heels. While pure versions are available in natural health stores, many drugstore products contain small amounts of the oil mixed with other ingredients. Shea butter, grapeseed extract and goat’s milk are just a few examples. While added ingredients can help relieve dry skin too, read product labels carefully if you only want coconut oil. Some products can also contain alcohol, a known drying agent, which can actually worsen cracked heels.

Tips for Optimal Foot Health – Since dry skin can lead to cracked heels, consider measures to prevent excessive dryness in the first place. Coconut oil can be used in place of your regular foot lotion to prevent cracked heels; consider using it daily. The risk for dry feet increases when you walk barefoot or with open-back shoes, so consider moisturizing your feet twice a day during warmer months. See your doctor if the cracks on your feet become swollen or infected.

How to Use Coconut Oil for Cracked Heels

Your feet are one of the most overworked limbs of your body. Genetics, age, dehydration, walking barefoot and environmental conditions are among the causes of dry feet and cracked heels. Thankfully, there are good natural moisturizers out there such as coconut oil for cracked heels and feet. Find out how to use coconut oil for cracked heels in this post! How Does Coconut Oil Help Cracked Heels?

Coconut oil is a creamy white oil that’s solid in cold climates. It has a small molecular structure which makes it easily penetrable into skin, which readily absorbs it. Coconut oil is rich in medium chain triglycerides or fatty acids that nourish, protect and soothe skin. This is a list of ways coconut oil helps cracked heels:

  • Nourishes skin
  • Moisturizes dry cracked skin
  • Soothes painful cracks
  • Softens hard cracked feet
  • Keeps skin smooth and silky

Below are two effective ways you can use coconut oil for cracked heels:

Foot Soak with Coconut Oil

Foot Soak Ingredients

  • ½ cup liquid sastile soap
  • ¼ cup Epsom salts
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Foot Soak Utensils

  • A foot soak tub filled with hot water
  • Pumice stone

Foot Soak Method

  1. Fill a foot soak tub, or one in which you can fit both your feet, with hot water.
  2. Then add the liquid castile soap, Epsom salts, lemon juice and coconut oil.
  3. Stir well with your hand. Immerse your feet and soak for 15 minutes.
  4. Now soap up your feet and start scrubbing your heels with a Pumice stone.
  5. Rinse your feet well and pat dry with a towel.

Soothing & Healing Heel Cream

Soothing & Healing Heel Cream Ingredients

  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp lavender hydrosol

Soothing & Healing Heel Cream Utensils

  • Blender
  • 4 oz clean container

Soothing & Healing Heel Cream Method

  1. In a blender, add the coconut oil, raw honey and lavender hydrosol.
  2. Blend till you get a creamy white mixture.
  3. Transfer it into a 4 oz container.

While using coconut oil for cracked heels, also ensure to file the heels to get rid of dead cells and use a pumice every day in the shower.

Homemade Foot Cream With Coconut Oil For Cracked Heels Tips

  • Apart from using your DIY foot cream, it is important to scrub your feet regularly to slough off the dead skin. You can try one of our homemade foot scrub recipes.
  • Since the dead skin on your heels can be pretty hard, use a pumice stone to slough off the dead cells.
  • If you have dry and cracked heels, slather a thick layer of foot cream on your heels at bedtime and put on your socks. Leave it on overnight and wake up to soft and healed skin.
  • Always wash your feet when you get home after a long day. This will help get rid of accumulated dirt and impurities, preventing any buildup.
  • Keep your toenails trimmed and filed to prevent nail infections.
  • If you have extremely sweaty feet, always wear socks with your shoes. You can also apply some talcum powder before putting on the socks. This little hack will keep your feet dry throughout the day.
  • Once a week, you can soak your feet in an Epsom salt bath. It will help soften the skin and also help get rid of toxins in your body.
  • Protect your feet from extreme hot or cold temperatures to maintain healthy skin.Your feet are one of the most overworked limbs of your body. Genetics, age, dehydration, walking barefoot and environmental conditions are among the causes of dry feet and cracked heels. Thankfully, there are good natural moisturizers out there such as coconut oil for cracked heels and feet.

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