|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?
Collect needed items:
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.
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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?
Preservative Efficacy testing will/may be able to reduce this amount.
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?
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!!!
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.
Thanks Andee – I use Distilled water and/or Aloe Vera Extract so I guess I don’t need it then. Cheers
I made this cream. It is wonderful! I have been using it on my feet and have seen a difference.
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.
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!