Friday, October 21, 2011

Healing Heel Crack Salve

My husband often develops painful cracks in his heels and usually requests a batch of my Healing Heel Crack Salve.  This recipe is very easy to create and is chock full of beneficial oils. Apply a layer of this salve to your heels and sleep in a pair of wool socks and you will be on your way to supple soft feet in no time.  My husband likes to use a pumice stone once a week to help eliminate the dry skin build-up. Do not use on open wounds or broken skin. Sometimes cracks in your heels can be a sign of a more serious problem than just dry skin, make sure you visit your doctor if in doubt. 

 Place a canning ring in a pot of about 3 inches of water. Bring water to a simmer. 


Measure out the following ingredients into a 4-cup capacity glass measuring cup.

11 grams Liquid Lanolin
6 grams Cocoa Butter
9 grams Shea Butter
6 grams Coconut Oil
11 grams Castor Oil
10 grams Emu Oil
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
40 grams Beeswax

You will end up with just over 1/2 cup of healing oils.
Set the glass cup on the canning ring.  The simmering water should come up just the the level of the oils. Allow the oils to melt completely. 

At about 120 degrees, both the waxes and the oils will melt and combine.
As soon as the oil cools to around 100 degrees, add in the following. 


Once the Essential Oils are blended into the base, transfer to a sterilized jar. Cap tightly.  Use a clean utensil to take out the desired amount of product. Keep out of direct light and heat.  Use within 3 months.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. 
 

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier. Please consult a health care professional if you have any serious medical conditions. Be well!