How to Make Peppermint Foot Lotion
We often focus on moisturizing our face or hands, but all parts of the skin can lose moisture and need an extra helping of hydration. Harsh weather, especially cold winters, or being on your feet for long periods of time can cause your skin to dry out and even crack.
To give your feet the hydration and pampering they need, try making your own Infused Peppermint Foot Lotion. Making your own infused lotions from home just got easy with a LĒVO home infusion machine. The peppermint smells great and is refreshing but adding botanically infused medicated flower oil will take this DIY lotion to the next level.
The medical botanicals in your oil will cut down on the inflammation of your feet and help restore your dry and cracked skin. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the flower will go great with some of the other soothing ingredients of the foot lotion.
The peppermint in this recipe offers a cooling, fresh aspect along with the moisturizing shea and cocoa butter. With this recipe, you know that the maximum amount of moisture is being absorbed into your feet. Only a few applications are needed, and you’ll be ready for sandal season in no time.
How to Make Peppermint Foot Lotion
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2 tablespoons beeswax, pastilles or finely chopped bar
4 tablespoons shea butter (can be infused)
4 tablespoons cocoa butter (can be infused)
4 tablespoons of botanically infused coconut (or other) oil made in your LĒVO machine
1/2 cup grapeseed oil (can be infused)
1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil
30-35 drops of peppermint essential oil
1 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1 250 ml jar (or 5 50 ml jars)
In a glass (Pyrex) measuring cup or bowl, measure the beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, and grapeseed oil.
Put some water into a shallow pan and warm up the water.
Place the bowl (with your ingredients in it) into the hot water. With the pot of water off the stove, stir your ingredients in the bowl until they melt.
Let the mixture cool until just before it begins to solidify completely, then stir in the Vitamin E oil and essential oils.
Allow the mix to cool completely at room temperature.
Using a spatula, transfer the cream to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or a regular mixing bowl to use a hand mixer. Turn the mixer on to medium speed to break up and whip the cream.
After about 25 seconds, or when the mixture is looking creamy, turn it off and sprinkle the cornstarch (you could alternately use arrowroot powder) evenly into the bowl.
Turn the mixer back on at a low setting to incorporate the cornstarch. Mix the cornstarch in and then turn the mixer to high speed and whip until the cream is fluffy, light, and opaque. The mixture should seem like frosting.
When the cream is whipped, transfer it to cream jars. This is enough lotion to make five 50 ml cream jars.
How to Use Your Infused Peppermint Foot Lotion
Rub in a bit of your homemade lotion every morning after your daily shower. The lotion smells so good that you won’t even want to wear perfume. You can use this lotion on any part of your body that has dry skin. Rub a little lotion into your hands if they’re dry from the wind and cold. You can also apply the lotion to those sun-exposed parts of your body if they’re dry from overexposure too.
Give The Lotion Away as Gifts for Friends
This lotion makes a great gift for friends and family. You can package the containers with a customized label and coordinated ribbon or thread, so this lotion looks as good as it smells and feels. Enjoy!
Note: Just make sure you’re not using any ingredients that your recipient might be allergic to.
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