homemade cracked heel balm in jars


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Handy Equipment for DIY projects like this homemade foot balm

I find this tool very handy to have.  It fits up to 600 ml (20oz) of ingredients, fits over the top of your pots, and doesn’t require a ton of storage space.  

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You’ll use be able to use this double boiler in many DIY projects.  And you can even use this double boiler to melt chocolate for baking!

When making this foot ointment and any other DIY beauty project  like this whipped body butter that requires you to melt ingredients together, you’ll need to melt all the ingredients in a double boiler so this is an inexpensive investment that will make your life much easier.

Ingredients for your homemade foot ointment

You’ll want to use organic ingredients when possible.  You will be absorbing the ingredients into your body through your skin – our largest organ.  You do not want to be absorbing harmful preservatives and synthetic ingredients which can disrupt hormones, and cause all kinds of health issues.

Essential Oils

When choosing essential oils to use for your DIY projects, be sure you are choosing a high quality, TRUE essential oil and not one that is fragrance only as so many from the drug stores are.  I choose to use doTERRA essential oils.  They are the purest, highest quality and only brand I use.  .   

doTERRA Tea Tree 15ml essential oil with succulents

 Tea Tree Essential oil adds extra benefits for your skin and toenails.

Tea Tree can help with unsightly toenails and is wonderful for your skin – it can help anyone who suffers from scaling, inflammation, itching and burning

doterra peppermint 15ml essential oil with succulents

You can substitute Peppermint Essential Oil in place of the Tea Tree essential oil, and you’ll have a really wonderful cooling balm that feels fantastic on tired feet.  

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is a wonderfully nourishing ingredient used in many natural products. Be sure to choose one that is raw and unrefined. This is the one I have used for this and many other projects and it is a great price. (Look at the price per ounce when shopping price for raw ingredients.). You’ll have enough left to make a few other DIY projects .

shea butter for diy cracked heel balm recipe

Directions to Make your Homemade Cracked Heel Balm

The best foot balm for dry cracked heals and daily moisturizing treatment. Add your favorite essential oil such as tea tree, peppermint, or frankincense

DIY Cracked Heel Moisturizing Foot Balm Recipe

This DIY cracked heel foot balm is my favorite way to heal dry cracked heels, and it makes an excellent overnight moisturizer for your feet.  I notice a massive improvement in my heels in just one use.  
When you use this foot ointment regularly, your feet's skin, especially the heels, turns super soft and feels amazing.  Say goodbye to cracked heels!
Essentials Oils such as doTERRA Tea Tree help treat any underlying fungal infections.
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  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over very low heat, or double boiler. Stir until melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir to combine, then add essential oils.
  • Pour mixture into a clean jar.
  • Massage a small amount into your feet at bedtime to moisturize.  Throw on some socks and your feet will be magically improved in the morning.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Cracked Heel Foot Balm”

    1. Hi Rhonda – I haven’t done it, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use cocoa butter. It is very similar in texture to shea butter so I think it would work well. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

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