I decided my feet needed some work with summertime approaching so I can be summer sandal ready. I thought it would be fun to experiment with a recipe for extremely dry skin and specifically feet and heels. I combined several of my favorite ingredients from some of my homemade lotions and potions and came up with my new heel variety: “DIY Restorative Emollient.” This first batch I decided to use Bergamot essential oil as it is known for its skin benefits with soothing as well as protective support. I also added Frankincense essential oil for all its skin and cell supporting benefits. This emollient is very softening and moisturizing. It can really be used anywhere you need some extra moisture. I like to use it on any very dry patches and on hands, feet, knees and elbows too.
What you will need for this DIY Emollient:
Beeswax pastilles are naturally hydrating and increase moisture in the skin (1 1/2 tablespoons)
Shea butter is soft creamy and moisturizing (2 tablespoons)
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil that has been cold pressed is the best olive oil with the least processing (1/3 cup)
Vitamin E Oil 8-10 drops (for extra softening)
Melt first 3 ingredients in a double boiler. Once melted, let cool slightly and whip in mixer. Add Vitamin E oil and Young Living essential oils once slightly cooled. Allow to set up and thicken a bit, then mix again. Store in air-tight glass jar.
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Home Foot Pampering Regimen
Start with a relaxing and soothing foot bath. Grab a basin and fill with enough water to cover your feet. With a handful of Epsom Salt and 2-3 drops of Melaleuca alternifolia Essential Oil and 2-3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil disperse into water and add 3 tablespoons of baking soda. I chose Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) for its immune supporting properties, cleansing and soothing properties. I chose Lemon essential oil for its refreshing and stimulating properties as well as for its ability to purify and cleanse. Soak feet for 15-20 minutes then use a pumice stone to rough areas with a sugar scrub to help remove the dead skin. My heels always need a little extra attention. I then slather my feet in my new favorite homemade Restorative Emollient. You can cover your feet with a hot towel wrap (not too hot) and let sit for another 10 minutes or just let the oily-ness soak in and/or apply socks. I like do this regimen before bed as it is very relaxing after a long day on my feet chasing my 3 boys.
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