27 Apr Rich homemade foot balm for beautiful feet
Foot care knows no age and to counteract calluses in particular, the feet should be provided with sufficient moisture. Especially in the wintertime, due to thick socks and boots, the skin does not get enough air and is not supplied with sufficient moisture. It is not important how often we care for our feet, but that we do it regularly. After a long day on your feet, possibly in high heels or thick boots, it is advisable to give your feet a break and relax them with a foot bath. Afterward, the presented foot balm can be massaged in.
RAW MATERIALS USED
Olive oil is slowly absorbed by the skin, moisturizes it and makes it soft and supple. The oil is particularly suitable for the care of dry, brittle skin. Its ingredients, especially the fats it contains, help the skin to regenerate. Thus, the oil moisturizes and provides a soft skin feeling. It can also smooth out small wrinkles as well as prevent the formation of new wrinkles.
Castor seed oil
Castor seed oil is very skin-friendly, has good penetrating power, and has softening properties. As an accompanying oil in body oils, it cares for dry, cracked, and brittle skin. Applied pure, it provides a protective film against water and harmful substances on the skin.
Peanut oil is used both internally and externally. In cosmetics, it is often used as a massage oil, since it is only very slowly absorbed by the skin. The oil forms a thin film on the skin, which acts as protection against harmful influences and ensures regular moisturizing of the skin. The high-fat content of the oil offers excellent protection of the skin and is therefore used in skin and sun oils, as well as bath additives.
Although coconut oil has a low penetration capacity into the skin, it is often used in cosmetics due to its moisturizing and cooling effect. The oil is absorbed quickly by the skin, but only superficially. The oil relaxes the facial skin and gives a fresh complexion. For irritated skin areas or sunburn, coconut oil provides a cooling, soothing relief.
The beeswax serves as a protective barrier for the skin. However, it is permeable to air and does not clog the pores. You can imagine beeswax as a plaster, which lies on the skin and protects it from foreign bodies. Beeswax also stores moisture from the air and passes it on to the skin. Vitamin A contained in beeswax supports the cell generation and promotes the elasticity and tightness of the skin. In addition, beeswax has an antibacterial effect and thus supports the healing of wounds and bacterial inflammations.
Berry wax is suitable as a consistency-giving, slightly coemulsifying and refatting component in cosmetic products. It can also be used as a vegan substitute for beeswax. In skin care applications, however, it is much lighter and less film-forming than beeswax.
Essential myrrh oil
Essential myrrh oil has a healing effect on the skin. It strengthens the skin tone and prevents wrinkles by revitalizing the skin. It is particularly effective in healing wounds and is therefore well suited for the treatment of acne. Myrrh oil is suitable for the care of cracked, brittle or chapped skin and eczema.
Essential lavender oil
Linalool, which is contained in large quantities in lavender oil, has anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effects on the skin, thus preventing impurities. It also supports the healing of red pimple marks. Lavender oil can also help with more serious skin diseases such as psoriasis by preventing the further spread of psoriatic spots. In general, essential lavender oil renews the skin cells and accelerates the healing process of the skin. It can also be used for burns and sunburn. Essential lavender oil is suitable for all skin types.
Essential lavender oil
Essential lemon oil tightens and detoxifies. It also stimulates the blood circulation, cleanses oily skin, and helps to reduce wrinkles. In addition, it is also used to treat oily and acne-prone facial skin.
Here you can find other essential oils.
Application and Shelf Life
- The nourishing foot balm can be applied as required.
- We recommend taking a foot bath or alkaline footbath before use and then massaging your feet with the balm.
The foot balm can be stored for up to 3 months.
Nourishing Foot Balm Recipe
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tbsp castor oil
- 2 tbsp beeswax
- 2 drops of essential myrrh oil
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of lemon essential oil
- heat resistant vessel for the water bath
- cream jar/screw glass
- Melt Beeswax and vegetable oils together in a water bath while stirring.
- Once everything is melted, remove the bowl from the stove.
- When the balm has cooled down to hand temperature, add the essential oils.
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Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for stated effects and skin compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application is at your own risk and responsibility.