I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I don’t like learning new things. Learning new things is scary and challenging and there’s always the possibility of failure. Change is hard. A little over a year ago, I was scared to DIY with my essential oils. What if the recipe was a fail? What if I wasted my oils? What if I made a BIG mess?? The absolute farthest I had gone was making some roller bottles, baby shampoo, and foaming hand soap. If there was an ingredient that I couldn’t pick up at my local grocery store, I was not going to try it. Then I went to my friend Nicole’s house for a make and take. And the recipe I was most scared of (chapstick!) was on the menu. And I did it. All by myself. AND I DIDN’T DIE. So you know what I did? I came home and put some things in my Amazon cart and started to DIY allllll the things.
This foot balm recipe is a great starter recipe for the oily DIY newbie. It is literally three steps:
You will need some things that might not be available at your local grocery store. Here’s how you do it:
Gather your supplies: olive oil, shea butter, beeswax pellets, coconut oil, peppermint and lavender essential oils, measuring spoons and a saucepan (or double boiler). Oh and a container (2 oz or 4 oz will work fine).
Measure! 2 tablespoons of shea butter, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of beeswax pellets.
Melt! Over low heat, melt your ingredients together.
You’ll add your oils after you’ve removed your meltedness from the heat. I did 7 drops of lavender, 7 drops of peppermint, and then, just because I wanted to and it’s so good for your skin, I also threw in 5 drops of Frankincense.
Pour! Pour your foot balm into your container. Don’t procrastinate like I did (see how it had already started to solidify? Be quick about it! No dilly-dallying!)
Once it’s solidified, it’s ready to use! (My tween stuck a finger in this before I got a picture. She’s so helpful.) Don’t limit yourself to feet. You can use his anywhere and it’s awesome!
See? I told you it was easy. Go try it. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂