I am so crazy excited that boot season is right around the corner! I love my little boot collection, especially my tall boots. But at the end of a long day, my feet are hot, itchy and achy. I guess after living in sandals for months, my feet have a hard time adapting to being encased in leather all day. So I’ve been experimenting and have come up with this Cooling & Comforting Shea Butter Foot Balm.
I chose the ingredients after a lot of research. All of the ingredients are organic, unrefined and skin-loving. She Butter and Almond Oil for moisturizing. Beeswax for skin protectant. For the essential oils, I chose peppermint and wintergreen for cooling. Wintergreen and White Fir for aching joints and inflammation. Melaleuca for skin soothing and anti-fungal properties. Myrrh for dry skin and cracked heels. Bottom line, after a full day in boots my feet are hot, but they need moisture and protection. This Cooling & Comforting Shea Butter Foot Balm provides all that.
Here’s how you can make it too. Gather up your ingredients. I used Unrefined Organic Shea Butter, Certified Organic Beeswax Pellets and Expeller-Pressed Almond Oil, an Airtight Glass Container, and (as always) my Modern Essentials Reference Book to help me choose my essential oils. All purchased from my good buddy, Amazon. (Affiliate links)
If you have a question about the brand of essential oils I use, send me an inquiry here. Due to policy regulations, I am not allowed to tell you directly. I promise to only answer your questions and WILL NOT pester you with newsletters and sales gimmicks. I honestly don’t have the time to be a multi-level marketing guru.
Measure out your ingredients. I have a tendency to weigh ingredients with a digital kitchen scale (optional) rather than use measuring cups. I use a really old one from before college, but one day, I wouldn’t mind splurging for one of these: Glass Top Digital Food Scale. Start with a heat-safe container. I use a 1-Quart Pyrex Measuring Cup and my scale. 125 grams of shea butter, 125 grams of almond oil and 75 grams of beeswax.
Melt it all in a double boiler on the stovetop. Normally I would definitely speed this process along by melting it all in a microwave, but a microwave won’t melt the beeswax. As soon as everything is all melted, I pull it out of the water and put in the storage container to heat it up as well. Beeswax solidifies really quickly, so this will slow down that process. Everything melted and the container hot, I immediately pour it in to the storage container. A little tip, immediately wipe out the remaining mixture from your heating container. The beeswax leaves quite a residue if you don’t wipe it out as much as possible. Wait about ten minutes then add your essential oils. 30 drops each of all five oils.
Stir and allow to cool and harden. Use every night before bed after your shower on clean feet. Cover with socks and hit the hay. Your feet will thank you and your boots will be waiting for you tomorrow! Are you ready for boot season? Tell me your favorite brand of boots in the comments below because I am on the prowl for my next pair!