There is a foot balm recipe that I have been wanting to try for a while now. The balm claimed to help you get a more restful sleep. Since I am on vacation I decided to give it a try. At the very least it would make my feet soft! But… I didn’t have all the ingredients at home and with the cold I was not in the mood to go out to buy any. So I decided to start with the essential oil combination that I like to put on my feet before bed. Thieves, and Peace and Calming. Then add the other essential oils in the recipe that I did have on hand. I also decided to put in a few drops of Copaiba in to help enhance the properties of the other essential oils.
I have to admit that I didn’t wait until bed time to try it. I tried it as soon as the salve cooled down and put socks on.
This recipe is for (1) – 4 ounce jar.
1/4 Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbs Beeswax
1/8 tsp vitamin e oil (optional)
In a pot, add water. Add oils and beeswax into a jar. Place the jar into the pot of water and place on the stove top. Turn the heat on low and leave until the oils and beeswax have melted.
Take the jar out of water and add the vitamin e oil. Swirl the jar to mix the vitamin e in.
While you are waiting for the oil to melt add the following essential oils into the jar
Essential Oil Blend
10 drops Thieves essential oil
10 drops Peace and Calming essential oil
10 drops Copaiba essential oil (optional)
20 drops Ginger essential oil
20 drops Peppermint essential oil
20 drops Lemon essential oil
20 drops Grapefruit essential oil
Once the essential oils are in the jar and the oils are melted. Pour the oils into the jar, stir with a toothpick to mix the essential oil in with the oil and cool down before using. You can place it in the fridge if you want it to cool down faster.