DIY Foot Cream

Pinterest Foot Cream

Are you prepared for the dry winter months in these parts?  You can be with this DIY foot cream.  I love this stuff, it is absolutely perfect for putting on before bed time (and if you sleep with socks–which I cannot do– it’s even more perfect).  As a fun side note, this is the what I use when I do foot massage for my clients.

Making this is incredibly easy, you can tailor the essential oils to what works best to meet your needs, cost effective and it’s so luxurious.

Disclaimer: do not slather this on your feet and put on sandals…you will be slipping and a sliding!

To Make DIY Foot Cream You will need:

  • 2 oz shea butter
  • 2 oz organic, cold-pressed castor oil
  • 20-40 drops of essential oil
  • 4 oz mason jar

Essential Oil Suggestions:

  1. Frankincense because you can never go wrong with it.
  2. Lavender because you can never go wrong with it.
  3. PanAway is so soothing when massaged, how much more perfect can you get than to treat your feet at the end of a day?
  4. Purification as you may know works well for odors, but it’s also a lovely blend to add for foot massage.

If you don’t have these oils, fear not!  The best bang for you buck is Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit, which gets you all four of these oils, plus 7 more and a diffuser!


  1. add shea butter to Kitchen Aid stand mixer bowl.
  2. Add Castor Oil to bowl.
  3. Drop in your Essential oils.
  4. Attach whipping too and start on a low setting.
  5. Whip until it looks like frosting, using spatula to put in your mason jar.

Clean Up:

You may want to use  a few drops of Lemon essential oil, Orange Essential Oils and/or  a drop  Thieves Household Cleaner to make for easy cleanup.  Castor Oil and Shea butter are very messy and can be a pain to clean up.

If you don’t have a stand mixer:

You may find better success by melting shea butter in the oven first (300 degrees Fahrenheit) and then adding castor oil and essential oils and using a hand mixer.  The massage therapist in me urges you not to go for the “whipped” look if you do not have a hand mixer.  It will work just as well on your feet if you don’t have the “whipped” effect.



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