Foot Maintenance Week – Keeping Those Little Piggies Moisturized


This little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy had dry feet and cried all the way home.

Filled jars of foot cream.

Filled jars of foot cream.

Today’s recipe is for a foot butter that will keep your little piggies as happy as can be. I chose to use our Body Butter Base because it is the thickest of all of our bases.  Our Head to Toe Cream Base has a viscosity rating of 72,000 centistokes. Centistokes is a measurement of viscosity. Our Body Butter Base has a viscosity rating that is 6 times thicker than the Head to Toe Base. It really is thick! I would compare the Body Butter Base to Coconut Oil which is solid at room temperature, but once you start massaging it into the skin, it melts like butter. Our Body Butter Base comes completely unscented so you can customize it to your liking.

Like the other recipes I have shared this week, this foot butter contains three essential oils that combat stinky and dirty feet.

My favorite way to use this foot butter is after using a scrub on my feet. Once we scrub off all that dead skin, it is essential to moisturize. If you continue to exfoliate your skin without moisturizing afterward, your skin may become sensitive and even drier then it was to start with. I like to apply a thick layer of this butter then put on some socks to help keep in the moisture and to keep me from leaving oily footprints around my home.

Ingredients
Body Butter Base
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Bag
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Volume
128 ounces Body Butter Base (1 gallon)
0.65 ounces Tea Tree Essential Oil
0.65 ounces Rosemary Essential Oil
0.65 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
98.5% Body Butter Base
0.5% Tea Tree Essential Oil
0.5% Rosemary Essential Oil
0.5% Peppermint Essential Oil
The Body Butter after being scooped into a bag.

The Body Butter after being scooped into a bag.

These large lotion projects are fun because you can get so much packed off in so little time, and it’s super easy!

I find that mixing with a spoon inside the bucket is complicated and can make your arm tired. The best way to incorporate these ingredients is to scoop all of the lotion out of the pail into a bag. This part is so much easier if you have an extra pair of hands to help you hold the bag open while you scoop. Plus, it is always more fun to make lotion with a friend.

Once the body butter is in the bag, I weigh out all of my oils into a single container then pour them straight into the bag. At this point, you can twist the top of the bag or zip it shut and knead the bag to get all the ingredients mixed together. Once everything is mixed, use scissors to cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and pipe the butter into the jar of your choice. For this project, I chose to use our 1/2 oz. Round Base Jar and Dome Style Lids. I love the rounded and frosted look of these jars – I think it looks so clean and elegant.

As usual, I made tons of samples of this body butter, so be on the lookout for a sample in your next order!

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About Katy

I am a twenty something goofy, cat-loving, outdoor enthusiast. I enjoy gardening, fishing, and camping. A few of my favorite fragrances are Juicy Pear, Love Spell, and Jacob. I can't lie, I am a bit of a newbie in the soap making world but I am ready to learn and so excited!

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