How to make a soothing balsam for feet

Introduction

How to make a soothing balsam for feet

The painful chaps on our heels often emerge in the summer time when we start wearing sandals and walking barefoot. Some people suffer from them all the year round, even in winter. To avoid this unpleasant problem, it is necessary to take care of the foot skin, to have chiropody made and to use nourishing and moistening creams. But if the heel chaps have already emerged, you can make a moistening balsam that contributes to the quick healing of the small injuries.

You´ll need

  • Olive oil – 1.4 oz (40 g)
  • Shea butter – 0.7 oz (20 g)
  • Coconut oil – 0.7 oz (20 g)
  • Cocoa butter – 0.35 oz (10 g)
  • Beeswax – 0.18 oz (5 g)
  • Candelilla wax – 0.18 oz (5 g)
  • Cedar essential oil – 10 drops
  • Juniper essential oil – 10 drops

Steps

  • How to make a soothing balsam for feet

    Weigh oils and waxes and heat them on the water bath. The oils we have chosen (the olive, shea, coconut and cocoa ones) have soothing and skin nourishing characteristics. The bees and candelilla waxes soften our skin by forming a membrane on its surface that prevents moisture loss and protects from the aggressive impact of the environment. Moreover, these waxes have a pronounced bactericidal injury healing effect.

  • How to make a soothing balsam for feet

    The waxes melt much longer than the oils. To accelerate their melting you can stir the oil mixture with a spoon or a glass stick while heating.

  • How to make a soothing balsam for feet

    Take the molten oil mixture out of the water bath and let it get cool. After that add the cedar and juniper essential oils which eliminate the foot odor and have the antimicrobial and antifungal effect, they also intensify the skin regeneration processes and contribute to a quicker heel chap healing.

  • How to make a soothing balsam for feet

    Stir it all once again and pour it into jars with large mouths.

  • How to make a soothing balsam for feet

    While getting cool, the balsam for feet solidifies. When it gets in touch with skin it melts immediately. The balsam is perfectly spread on the skin, it is completely absorbed in 10-15 minutes. It should be applied on the clean skin in the evening. To strengthen the effect you can put on cotton socks.

Warnings

  • It would be much more effective to use the soothing balsam after exfoliating gel for foot or «magic socks».
  • As there is no water phase in the balsam composition, we don’t add conservation agents.

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Comments

  1. Malibu 04 January 2014 :

    Chaps on heels is a real problem, they are so painful that sometimes it is even impossible to walk. All these ingredients are rather nourishing but are they really helpful?

  2. Jenny 09 January 2014 :

    I`ve tried to make this balsam and I can`t say that it helped me a lot, but nevertheless skin on my feet became softer and smooth.

  3. Kossta 09 January 2014 :

    For me it is really helpful because cracks on my feet were really terrible and this balsam helped me a lot. The main thing is to apply it systematically, only in this case you will see the result.

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