Cool Summer Foot Oil 4


With things starting to heat up around here, I wanted to make a light, non-greasy foot oil that had a little bit of menthol for a slight cooling affect. I am not looking for something so intense the user will want to wash their feet afterwards. I am just looking for a very mild cooling oil. Shall we head to the kitchen for some cool foot goodness? 

I used High Melt Point Shea Butter in this recipe because I didn’t want to have to worry about fractionation. I also think High Melt Point Shea Butter is a little denser and creamier than regular Shea Butter. I wanted that dense creamy goodness in this formulation. The High Melt Point Shea would also make it a little thicker than if I had used regular Shea Butter.

Additionally, I used Rice Bran Oil. The Rice Bran Oil was used in the recipe to keep the texture light and from feeling too greasy. I didn’t want it greasy because while I hate shoes and even more when my feet get dry or rough, I hate slip-sliding away in my shoes and on the tile floor. Heavy foot creams tend to leave greasy foot prints on the floor and me grabbing onto every piece of furniture to keep me from landing on my backside.

I also used Isopropyl Myristate to reduce the greasy feeling of this foot butter. Can you tell I am not a fan of greasy feeling butters? Are you now ready to make this foot butter? I know I am!

Ingredients
Rice Bran Oil
Shea Butter, High Melt Point
Isopropyl Myristate
Spearmint
Menthol
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Dropper Bottle

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams 
200 grams Rice Bran Oil
156 grams Shea Butter, High Melt Point
40 grams Isopropyl Myristate
3.2 grams Spearmint
0.8 grams Menthol
Recipe in Ounces
7.05 oz Rice Bran Oil
5.5 oz Shea Butter, High Melt Point
1.41 oz Isopropyl Myristate
0.11 oz Spearmint
0.03 oz Menthol
Recipe in Percentages
50% Rice Bran Oil
39% Shea Butter, High Melt Point
10% Isopropyl Myristate
0.8% Spearmint
0.2 %Menthol

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container except for the Spearmint Essential Oil and the Menthol Crystals. Heat gently until the shea butter has melted. Stir well. Add the Spearmint Essential Oil and Menthol Crystals. Stir well. Pour into jars. Seal, label and enjoy!

 

Taylor

Finished Foot Oil

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Adding Spearmint Essential Oil and Menthol Crystals

Added Spearmint Essential Oil and Menthol Crystals

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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4 thoughts on “Cool Summer Foot Oil

  • Dawn

    Love this! Is this solid like a balm or does this stay liquid?

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  • Terrie Schultz

    Taylor, what could I use in place of Isopropyl Myristate to achieve the same effects? Don’t you have a produce that is similar to cornstarch that helps alleviate that “greasy feeling” in products?

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  • Dawn

    Thanks Taylor! I was hoping it was. I think I’ll whip up a batch and take to my massage therapist next week. =)

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