NEW: Peppermint Foot Cream
Are your feet in bad shape from wearing sandals all summer long? We’ve formulated this soothing peppermint foot cream to help you restore your feet! Here’s a breakdown of key ingredients by order of predominance and how they can help you maintain smooth and soft feet!
Cocoa Butter – This solid butter is the richest of all of the oils in this foot cream. At room temperature this oil is very hard, so hard that we have to chip away at it with metal tools to get the proper measurement for recipes that use it. Due to its unique characteristics, this oil is perfect for acting as a barrier that traps moisture to the skin, keeping your skin from drying out! We blended it with softer moisturizing oils (below) in order to make it work in a cream.
Shea Butter – Shea butter is another solid oil, but it already has a cream-like consistency. This oil is wonderfully moisturizing and due to its skin penetrating capabilities, it can help with cracked heels and other dry areas on your body with the added benefit of having high concentrations of vitamins E and A.
Aloe Vera Gel – We put aloe vera gel into our recipe due to its skin soothing capabilities as well as its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. We include aloe vera gel in all of our creams and body butters, we love it!
Avocado Oil – Not only are avocados the perfect food to eat, the oil they produce in their creamy flesh is perfect for the skin. Avocado oil is high in beneficial, skin-loving fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, & B5. Be sure to check out our tutorial on how to make your very own avocado oil easily at home from a very avocodos! Just click HERE.
Jojoba Oil – This oil is sort of like a superfood in the skincare industry. It’s great because it readily absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind while also conditioning the skin for hours. It is also rich in vitamins A and B.
Witch Hazel – Also known as Hamamelis virginiana, witch hazel is a type of shrub that was used by Native Americans in many different applications. It is said to be good for skin ailments, such as cracked dry skin, among many others. It is naturally anti-inflammatory and soothing.
Beeswax – We use beeswax to alter the texture of the cream. Bee byproducts, such as honey, and beeswax, which holds the honey in a comb structure, are high in antioxidants and offer natural protection to the skin surface. We hope that humans can get it together to save the bees and their unique purpose. Without them we cannot enjoy the many things they provide, or even survive.
Peppermint Essential Oil – We used a small amount of peppermint essential oil to provide a tingling and cooling sensation after you apply this cream. This essential oil is known to stimulate blood circulation and relieves sore muscles when applied to the skin.
Tea Tree Essential Oil – You won’t smell it, but we added a little bit of tea tree essential oil with the peppermint. Tea tree is known to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
We hope that you will enjoy our new peppermint foot cream! We recommend putting on a pair of socks after applying, not only so your feet don’t feel too cold from the cooling peppermint, but so that you don’t slip! Happy fall!