DIY Cracked Heel Balm

Cracked Heel Foot Balm DIY

This DIY foot balm is my favorite way to treat dry cracked heels, and makes an excellent overnight moisturizer for your feet.  I notice a massive improvement in just one use.  

Used regularly, your feet's skin turns super soft and feels amazing.

 The Melaleuca a.k.a. Tea Tree Essential oil adds extra benefits for your skin and toenails.  It can help with unsightly toenails and is wonderful for your skin - it can help anyone who suffers from scaling, inflammation, itching and burning.   

If you don't need the anti-fungal benefits of the Melaleuca, you can skip it and use your favorite scent such as Peppermint, Wild orange, or even Frankincense!

INGREDIENTS for DIY Cracked Heel Balm


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over very low heat, or double boiler. Stir until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir to combine, then add essential oils.
  3. Pour mixture into a clean jar.
  4. 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.

In addition to moisturizing your feet every night, it's important to scrub the heels and rough spots in the shower with a pumice stone.  I use a teaspoon or so of my DIY Body Wash on a pumice stone every time I shower to keep the rough spots smoothed down.

Here's som fun extra's to use on your crackecd heels. These help moisturize and get rid of that dry skin.

doTERRA Melaleuca Essential Oil is considered one of the Top 10 oils.  Known for it's purifying benefits

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More about Melaleuca - Tea Tree Essential Oil

More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications.   It is considered one of the "Top 10" essential oils.

The leaves of the Melaleuca tree have been used by the Aboriginal peoples of Australia for centuries. They would apply crushed leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect.

Tea Tree, also known as Melaleuca, is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. 

Taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function.*

Melaleuca is frequently used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Melaleuca will help purify and freshen the air.

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
  • Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function.*
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.

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.  

 The cheapest way to get doTERRA is with a starter kit which start at only $55.  Check out the details here or fill in your information in this quick form and I'll email them to you.

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