DIY Refreshing Mint Foot Butter

A photo of a glass jar of DIY refreshing mint foot butter on a table.

 

While we love to use lotions and body butter on our skin how often do we focus solely on our feet? We stand on our feet all day long and depend on them to get us from place to place. It’s about time we put our feet up and give them some pampering! This DIY refreshing mint foot butter soothes and softens while it helps feet look their best. Featuring rich mango butter and decadent cacao butter, this foot lotion soothes tired feet just in time for sandal season … or all year long!

DIY Refreshing Mint Foot Butter Ingredients

This DIY mint foot butter is made with just 6 ingredients that are full of great benefits!

Cacao Butter

Cacao butter makes for some delicious white hot chocolate, but it’s also great for the skin! Cacao butter is high in oleic acid, which keeps skin supple and soft. Use high-quality cacao butter-like Wildly Organic Cacao Butter, which is unrefined and smells so much like chocolate. It is solidified in oval molds so you can easily chip off as much as you need for this foot butter recipe!

Mango Butter

Similar to shea butter, mango is a soft butter and can be used on its own to repair and protect the skin. Mango butter is high in tannins which help the butter absorb faster to prevent a greasy feel, perfect for this foot butter! Mango butter delivers vitamin C to the skin to protect against harmful UV rays and prevent free radical damage.

Coconut Oil

There are so many ways to use coconut oil in food, for home remedies, and on the skin. It’s solid at room temperature but quickly melts on the skin, making it the perfect addition to a foot butter.

Wildly Organic makes two virgin coconut oils that are great in this foot butter: Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil and Centrifuge Extracted Coconut Oil. Both virgin coconut oils are extracted from fresh, dehydrated coconut and are never heated during the process. The main difference between the two is that is the flavor. The Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut oil has a stronger coconut flavor.

Since we won’t be eating this mint foot butter, you can go with either one! Though, I do encourage you to try out some of our delicious treats made with coconut oil, too!

Essential Oils

Peppermint essential oil gives this foot butter a cooling, refreshing sensation. When the weather gets warm, peppermint is just the thing to cool off! Mint calms inflammation and minimizes the appearance of unsightly veins.

Tea tree essential oil is also anti-inflammatory and supports healthy skin. This oil has an extensive history for skincare and can help clear athlete’s foot, repair blisters and other skin imperfections. Because it’s so popular, tea tree is one of the most commonly adulterated essential oils. Be sure to choose an oil from a reputable brand, not the big box store or drug store, and from a company that has GCMS test reports available.

How to Use Mint Foot Butter

Are your feet in need of some extra TLC? Then be sure to use a nourishing scrub before topping off your pamper session with some refreshing foot butter. Body scrubs get rid of excess rough skin so the nourishing butter can better soak in and do their thing. Try these easy DIY scrubs before you pamper your feet with refreshing mint foot butter!

Keep in mind, since this foot butter is made with heavier butter and not a lightweight lotion, it will take longer for the skin to absorb. Just be careful not to slip before it’s soaked into the soles of your feet!

Will you pamper your feet with some DIY Refreshing Mint Foot Butter this weekend?

DIY Refreshing Mint Foot Butter
We stand on our feet all day long and depend on them to get us from place to place. It's about time we put our feet up and give them some pampering! This DIY refreshing mint foot butter soothes and softens while it helps feet look their best.
    Servings6 ounces
    Prep Time7 minutes
    Cook Time7 minutes
    Passive Time1 hour
    Ingredients
    • 3tablespoons mango butterI used refined
    • 1/3cup Wildly Organic Cacao Butter
    • 3 tablespoons Wildly Organic Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oilor Wildly Organic Centrifuge Extracted Coconut Oil
    • 15-20drops tea tree essential oil
    • 15-20drops peppermint essential oil
    • 1tablespoon arrowroot powder or non-GMO cornstarch powderoptional but makes the foot butter less greasy
    Instructions
    1. In a heat-safe glass bowl, add the mango butter, coconut butter, and coconut oil.
    2. Perch the glass bowl on top of a pot filled halfway with water (or double boiler) and heat over medium-high heat until completely melted.
    3. When the mixture has melted, then whisk in the essential oils and arrowroot powder. Place the foot butter in the fridge to cool. Mine took about an hour to get solid enough.
    4. Once the mixture is thickened (not solid) and appears creamy-white, it’s ready to whip.
    5. Use an electric mixer to whip the butter until it resembles whipped cream.
    6. If the mixture is too soft and won’t whip then put it back in the fridge for a little longer. If it’s too hard and feels rock-solid, allow it to soften at room temperature for a bit, then try whipping again.

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    Jamie is an herbalist, a lover of essential oils, and takes way too many herbal courses. She blogs about natural health and wellness at The Herbal Spoon and makes all-natural body care products for her Etsy shop, This and That Herbal. You'll usually find her barefoot, reading medical journals, and sipping herbal tea.