Minty Foot Cream

I’m sure at one point or another, we all have been up and running all day on our feet. Unfortunately, by the time the day is over, our feet hurt and we just want to sit. Now, you can sit and soak your feet with the Peppermint Candy Sticks Foot Soaks and then gently massage your tired and aching feet with the Minty Foot Cream. Pamper yourself, or your friends, with a collection of the Peppermint Candy Sticks Foot Soaks, Minty Foot Cream and small collection of tea bags, such as Chamomile, Peppermint, Peach, Raspberry or their favorite tea. Doesn’t that just spell R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N?

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Ingredients
Citric Acid
Liquid Glycerin
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Avocado Oil
Shea Butter, Refined
Mango Butter
Anhydrous Lanolin
Purified Water
Germaben II
Peppermint Essential Oil
Spearmint Essential Oil
Equipment
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Spoons
Immersion Blender
Containers for the finished products (I’m using the I’m using the 2 oz Clear PET Low Profile Jars, Size 58 with Size 58 Straight Black Lids.)

Recipe:

Recipe in ounces
0.02 ounces Citric Acid
0.21 ounces Liquid Glycerin
0.39 ounces Stearic Acid
0.49 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.74 ounces Avocado Oil
0.53 ounces Shea Butter, Refined
0.18 ounces Mango Butter
0.32 ounces Anhydrous Lanolin
5.29 ounces Purified Water
0.09 ounces Germaben II
0.025 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
0.021 grams Spearmint Essential Oil
Recipe in grams
0.6 grams Citric Acid
6 grams Liquid Glycerin
11 grams Stearic Acid
14 grams Emulsifying Wax
21 grams Avocado Oil
15 grams Shea Butter, Refined
5 grams Mango Butter
9 grams Anhydrous Lanolin
150 grams Purified Water
2.5 grams Germaben II
0.6 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
0.6 grams Spearmint Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
0.3% Citric Acid
2.5% Liquid Glycerin
4.7% Stearic Acid
5.9% Emulsifying Wax
8.9% Avocado Oil
6.4% Shea Butter, Refined
2.1% Mango Butter
3.8% Anhydrous Lanolin
63.7% grams Purified Water
1.1% Germaben II
0.3% Peppermint Essential Oil
0.3% Spearmint Essential Oil

Weigh all ingredients except Germaben II, Peppermint Essential Oil and Spearmint Essential Oil into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add Germaben II, Peppermint Essential Oil and Spearmint Essential Oil once the temperature drops below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely. Cap the jars.

Notes: This recipe makes approximately 8 fl oz of cream.

While I was making this batch for the pictures, I was told by our photographer, Mitch, that he really doesn’t like the smell of Lanolin. After I added the Peppermint Essential Oil and Spearmint Essential Oil to the cream, Mitch said that he couldn’t smell the Lanolin anymore and it smelled really good. After the cream cooled, I gave him a small test jar to try on his hands. Guess what? He fell in love with the cream and said that it was an amazing hand or foot cream and the Lanolin gave it an excellent massage quality.

Enjoy!

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Minty Foot Cream on my finger.

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Weighing ingredients.

All ingredients have been weighed.

Mixing the ingredients together.

Adding the essential oils and preservative.

Filling the jars.

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9 Comments

  • bluebutterflz says:

    Hi,

    Okay I know I ask this a lot but until I get this down right I’d rather ask. LOL. But what amount would you suggest for this recipe using optiphen instead?

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  • bluebutterflz says:

    Okay I hope this doesn’t sound dumb but how do you test a preservative to make sure it’s the right amount? When would I know if it’s not the right amount? Will it start to go bad quickly?

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  • Lindy says:

    I’ve been making lotions for a while now and I see that you are adding Citric Acid to your lotions. Can I ask what properties this brings to the lotion?

    Thanks! And thanks too for sharing these recipes!!!

    Cheers
    Lindy

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    • Andee says:

      Citric is often used to reduce the pH of ingredients that are more soap like. The citric can reduce the pH of your water in the event you have hard water. If you are using distilled water, especially older distilled water, then omit the citric acid altogether.

      Not all formulations use citric. Most don’t.

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  • Lindy says:

    Thanks Andee – I use Distilled water and/or Aloe Vera Extract so I guess I don’t need it then. Cheers

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  • Penny says:

    I made this cream. It is wonderful! I have been using it on my feet and have seen a difference.

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  • Zany says:

    Fragrance Tip: Anise essential oil will neutralize the odor of lanolin. I add it by 0.5 mls until the off smell disappears, but the anise doesn’t come through. Tricky to do, but it works, with a little patience.

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    • Andee says:

      For people who can tolerate even small amounts of anise, this may be a great option. I’ve not tried it yet. It makes me curious though!

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