This is a homemade super whipped foot cream recipe that you may find helpful for dry, aching feet. It’s so easy to make and doesn’t take much time either.
This basic recipe minus the essential oils also makes a great super whipped body cream due to it’s nourishing butters and oils.
And the best part is, this DIY super whipped foot cream is made with all natural ingredients, so there are no hash chemicals that are harmful to your skin.
It is super whipped, meaning it is so light and airy that it has the consistency of dairy whipped cream.
The base of this homemade whipped foot cream is a moisturizer made by combining oils (liquid) with butters (solid).
Unlike certain lotions, whipped butters and creams, like this one, work into the layers of your skin providing a hydrating solution for your skin with healing agents from the oils.
This makes it especially great for the very dry areas of the body – such as heels of the feet.
It also includes an essential oil blend that I find helpful for body aches, such as foot discomfort.
There are several kinds of butters you can choose from for your base, but the main two that I like using for this type of recipe are shea and cocoa butter.
Shea butter is fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is one butter that is useful for all skin types, especially those with acne or oil skin.
Shea butter moisturizes dry, cracked skin and is known to increase circulation in the skin.
Cocoa butter is fat extracted from the cocoa bean. Cocoa butter fights signs of aging, prevents skin peeling and dryness, and is an antioxidant powerhouse. I find it a perfect ingredient in whipped creams I am making specifically for my feet.
Using the combination of shea and cocoa butters makes this super whipped foot cream full of nourishing properties for our skin.
Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins and amino acids. It is also light and smooth. It moisturizes and nourishes the skin and is suitable for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin
Grapeseed oil is also a dry oil. It’s a great choice for oily skin because the oil soaks into the skin quickly.
It also acts like a natural astringent and can tighten and unclog pores. It can help reduce inflammation while it nourishes the skin.
The chemical makeup of jojoba oil is similar to the natural sebum produced by the skin, making it very compatible with the human skin.
It is easily absorbed into the skin, and it moisturizes without making the skin oily. It is great for combination type skin, or any skin type.
Avocado oil is choked full of essential fatty acids, making it suitable for deep moisturizing.
This is because it can penetrate into different layers of the skin to nourish, moisturize and make the skin soft and smooth.
It is one of the best carrier oils for aging skin because it can help improve skin’s elasticity.
It is nourishing to sensitive skin and can help reduce stretch marks as well as skin irritation, itching and redness.
Each one has its qualities. Some are better for dry skin, others for oil or combination skin, and some work with all skin types.
Most reputable sites that sale these products give great information about the oil in question.
Other ingredients used include: Arrowroot powder or cornstarch, vitamin E oil, essential oils, and natural colored clay. Read below about the ingredients.
The butters and oils add healing and moisturizing properties.
The arrowroot powder or cornstarch cuts some of the greasy feel that is a complaint with body butters, mousses and creams.
The overall consistency of this homemade super whipped foot cream is perfect for moisturizing your feet without it feeling too greasy.
I like adding vitamin E oil to my body butters, mousses, and whipped creams. It is not compulsory, but I use it because it can help keep the product from going rancid.
The cocoa butter in this recipe may add a nice subtle smell, but adding essential oils will give you a stronger scent and I find adds a more healing effect.
You can use any essential oil of your choice in this super whipped foot cream, depending on what you are using it for.
For this recipe I have used some essential oils that can help with foot, especially heel inflammation or discomfort.
Peppermint essential oil is used for it’s anti-inflammation benefits. I recommend it for ages 10 and up. Check with physician first if pregnant or nursing a baby.
Not only is tea tree essential oil antifungal, but it is also antiseptic, antiviral and antibiotic.
Little wonder it is beneficial for a wide array of health conditions.
Tea tree has been found useful for treating various infections such as nail fungus, yeast infection/candida, ringworm and of course athlete’s foot.
Roman chamomile is high in antioxidants and is naturally anti-inflammatory.
It is great for dry skin and eczema because it is anti-inflammatory and gentle on the skin.
Chamomile has phytochemicals and polyphenols that can promote skin healing, which can help heal dry skin. This makes it perfect for foot care products.
I love the fresh clean aroma of lemon essential oil and I believe a lot of people do too! Its also has antimicrobial properties.
To add color to my products I now try for more natural sources. One is the use of clay. For this recipe I used Purple Brazilian Clay, but Rose Clay also would be nice.
Always remember to do a skin patch test if using any new essential oil containing product.
Also, remember to only use recommended essential oils for children, or pregnant, or breast feeding women! Not sure? Read the following:
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Now, are you ready to help heal and nourish those dry or aching feet? Then read on to get the recipe.
To use apply a small amount to foot, concentrating on area of discomfort. Massage it in, using gentle to firm pressure, depending on your preference and discomfort level.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.