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 x 4 ounce jar.
50g Coconut Oil
42g Olive Oil
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
Step 1: Making the Balm
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 are melted.
Step 2: Mixing the Essential Oils
While you are waiting for the oil to melt add the essential oils into the jar that you will be storing the balm.
Step 3: Mixing it all Together
Once the essential oils are in the jar and the oils are melted. Pour the oils into the jar. Stir carefully to mix the essential oil in with the oil.
Step 4: Setting
Let the mixture cool down and solidify. You can place it in the fridge if you want it to cool down faster.