Thursday, July 21, 2016

Super Rich Peppermint Foot Cream

This DIY recipe is for a daily foot moisturizer that is invigorating and cooling. My recipes contains aloe and pure peppermint essential oil. This is a very rich and thick formula that is perfect for applying to dry and tired feet. The cooling sensation from the peppermint oil goes to work immediately and the rich moisturizers protect and cushion your feet.

Super Rich Peppermint Foot Cream
Makes about 4 ounces

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon lanolin
2 1/2 teaspoons cocoa butter
3/4 teaspoon liquid lecithin
1 teaspoon grated beeswax
3/4 teaspoon stearic acid
2 1/4 heaping teaspoons emulsifying wax NF
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
30 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil

Measure out the oil oil, lanolin, cocoa butter, liquid lecithin, beeswax, stearic acid and emulsifying wax into a glass measuring cup and sit this in a saucepan containing a few inches of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until everything has melted and the temperature reaches about 160 degrees F.

Measure out the Aloe Vera Gel and the vegetable glycerin into another glass measuring cup, sit this in a saucepan of simmering water, and heat to a temperature of about 160 degrees F.

Carefully remove both measuring cups form the simmering water. Pour the oil and wax mixture carefully into a heatproof mixing bowl and begin mixing with a hand-held mixer set on medium speed.

Carefully add the aloe vera and glycerine mixture and continue to mix for a further 5 minutes. Mix in the peppermint essential oil and the tea tree essential oil.

Pour your cream into a sanitized container and allow to cool completely and thicken. Store cream in the refrigerator and use within 3 weeks.

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