It is easy to forget to take care of our number one supporters during colder months. We are busy stuffing them into tight boots and thick socks, and using them to explore the beautiful (but cold) outdoors.
Unfortunately, between the fluctuating temperatures our feet are subjected to, and the restricted blood supply from winter footwear, our feet suffer at this time of year. Restricted blood supply leaves feet feeling achy and stiff, but also causes the feet to become dry and easily irritated. During winter, our feet can become as chapped as our lips, despite not being exposed to the elements.
This hydrating and restorative foot balm is packed with three different moisturising agents; Beeswax, Shea butter, and Coconut Oil.
When applied topically, beeswax creates a protective barrier on the skin that retains moisture. The high concentration of fatty acids in Shea butter nourish the skin, working together with the Beeswax and coconut oil to lock moisture into the skin.
We have teamed this hydrating trio with antimicrobial Peppermint, and Cedarwood essential oil These oils work to not only keep your feet smelling lovely (and seasonal), they ward off any bacteria, which is a major issue when feet are stuck inside thick socks and boots every day. Both oils also work to reduce inflammation, helping your feet feel refreshed, and alleviating the achy sensation.
PEPPERMINT + CEDAR FOOT BALM RECIPE
(makes one 50ml container)
2 tbsp Coconut oil
1 tbsp Shea butter
1 tbsp Beeswax
3 drops of Peppermint essential oil
2 drop of Cedarwood essential oil
Put the Shea Butter and beeswax into a large saucepan and melt on a medium low heat, stirring gently. Once they have melted together, add the Coconut Oil. Continue to stir gently until the Coconut Oil is fully combined with the wax and the butter before adding the essential oils.
Pour into a container, and set aside to cool and set. You will know the balm has set when it is no longer clear.
We recommend using the balm in the evening before relaxing for the night. Massage a small amount of the balm into the base of the feet and into the toes. Whilst you kick back and let the hydrating balm work its magic, why not treat your hands to a massage too with our nourishing Lavender, Patchouli and Rose Geranium hand lotion.