Peppermint Foot Lotion

24 Jun

Now that its winter here in Australia (& maybe because I am getting older!) I am finding it necessary to moisturise my tootsies to keep them in strappy shoe shape all year round.

So instead of buying a foot lotion that is filled with all sorts of nasties I decided to make me own & the recipe was such a roaring success I have decided to share it with you all.

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This lotion is light, fluffy & super easy to make. It is slightly greasy & doesn’t disappear into your skin, but leaves a nice slight barrier that gives your tootsies a nice glow about them. Never fear though its not so greasy that you can only apply it at night with socks!. I have been applying mine after showering & then waiting ten minutes to put my shoes on & have found that my skin absorbs it nicely. And my tootsies? Well they are looking ten years younger – at least!!

Actually I have a confession to make, I love this lotion so much I have made it with Rose Geranium essential oil instead of peppermint & have a large jar of it on my bathroom counter as a post shaving balm, hand cream, elbow & even dare I say it face cream!!

I love this stuff!! So experiment with it, you may find you want to make several pots of it with different scents & use it as your go to lotion like we currently are.

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Peppermint Foot Lotion a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1/4 c coconut oil
  • 2 T Emulsifying wax
  • 1 c Aloe vera juice
  • 1 T shea butter
  • 4 T cocoa butter
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil

The easiest way I have found to make lotions at home is to use two mason jars & place them in a pot of simmering water.

In jar 1 place your coconut oil, wax, shea butter & cocoa butter

In jar 2 place your aloe vera juice or water

Heat both jars in your simmering water until the contents of jar 1 have melted & mixed together.

Take your jars off the heat & pour the contents of jar 1 into a blender, or stick blender container, blend your mix as you add in the liquid ingredients from jar 2. Blend your lotion for at least 3 minutes continuously. It should start to thicken as it cools, keep blending it from time to time to ensure that your lotion stays nice & whipped. Once your lotion feels like it is at body temperature add your essential oils & blend one last time.

Pour into clean jars & keep the bulk of your lotion in the fridge as it has no preservative & will go off otherwise. We keep a small jar on the bathroom bench & the rest in the fridge & just keep topping up our counter jar.

Have fun with this lotion & experiment with your essential oil blends, trust me you will love this stuff!

Enjoy

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2 Responses to “Peppermint Foot Lotion”

  1. Genny Wells June 25, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Hi the foot lotion sounds great, but was wondering where you get emulsifying wax?

    Regards, Genny.

    • mamagoingnatural June 25, 2014 at 11:29 am #

      You can buy it on eBay or from several places here in Australia like New Directions.

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