Minty Foot Moisturizing Cream


Searching a calendar website for inspiration, I discovered that March 7-11 is National Foot Week. While the focus of the week is primarily foot health, pampering your tooties is never a bad thing.

This week we will look at ways to make your feet feel great! Today that looks like a sumptuous moisturizing cream that will combat the winter dryness we all experience.

I chose some great ingredients to make your feet feel fine. Squalane Butter is one of my favorite ingredients in a foot cream because it does such amazing things for super dry skin. It gives your formulas extra luxury with velvety emollience and no greasy feeling. (Though I don’t mind greasy foot preparations for using before bed, I do enjoy a less greasy feeling cream to use right before putting on socks and shoes or any time my feet could use a bit of moisturizing.)

Rounding out the formula are Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Lanolin, and Calendula Oil Extract. Hydrovance is the humectant, and our delightfully minty Spa Mint Medley Fragrance Oil will add a sensory treat for the nose. After all, who wants their feet to smell bad?

Join me in making this fabulous cream!

What You’ll Need

Supplies

Distilled Water
Squalane Butter
Handcrafted Shea Butter
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Hydrovance
Cocoa Butter
Jojoba Oil
Lanolin
Calendula Oil Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Spa Mint Medley Fragrance Oil

Equipment

Scale
Thermometer
Microwave-safe container
Spoon
Spatula
Immersion Blender
Pipettes
Jars and Lids

Formula

68% Distilled Water
7% Squalane Butter
2% Handcrafted Shea Butter
3% Stearic Acid
4% Emulsifying Wax
3% Hydrovance
4% Cocoa Butter
4% Jojoba Oil
2% Lanolin
2% Calendula Oil Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Spa Mint Medley Fragrance Oil

100-gram Test Batch

68 grams Distilled Water
7 grams Squalane Butter
2 grams Handcrafted Shea Butter
3 grams Stearic Acid
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Hydrovance
4 grams Cocoa Butter
4 grams Jojoba Oil
2 grams Lanolin
2 grams Calendula Oil Extract
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Spa Mint Medley Fragrance Oil

12-ounce Batch

8.16 ounces Distilled Water
0.84 ounce Squalane Butter
0.24 ounce Handcrafted Shea Butter
0.36 ounce Stearic Acid
0.48 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.36 ounce Hydrovance
0.48 ounce Cocoa Butter
0.48 ounce Jojoba Oil
0.24 ounce Lanolin
0.24 ounce Calendula Oil Extract
0.06 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.06 ounce Spa Mint Medley Fragrance Oil

Instructions

Weigh everything but the Calendula Oil Extract, preservative, and fragrance into the microwave-safe container. Heat in short time bursts until everything is melted.

Blend thoroughly with the immersion blender until the emulsion forms. Check the temperature; cool to less than 120ºF, then add Liquid Germall Plus and Spa Mint Medley Fragrance. Stir well.

Scoop cream into a plastic bag with a zip closure and cut off a corner to pipe cream into jars. After cream has cooled completely, put lids on jars, label, and enjoy.

Ingredients before melting.

Preparing to pipe cream into jars.

Notes

Wow! This formula turned out exactly how I’d hoped! It rubs in really quickly and feels decadent. My feet are moisturized without being greasy.

This also works as a deep moisturizing cream for the hands or wherever else you have super dry skin – think knees and elbows. Give it a try; I think you’ll be really pleased with it!

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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