Friday, May 15, 2009

How to Make Heel Balm

by Karen Cotton

Cold weather and outdoor activities wreak havoc on your feet. Using a good heel balm will soothe and heal cracked soles and allow you to put your best foot forward every time.

Things You’ll Need:

2 oz beeswax
2 oz shea butter
2 oz cocoa butter
2 oz coconut oil
2 oz avocado oil
2 oz apricot kernel oil
2 oz aloe vera oil
2 oz jojoba
2 oz emu oil
40 drops orange essential oil
10 drops ylang ylang


Step 1 In a heat-safe bowl (pyrex) place all ingredients except for orange oil and ylang ylang.

Step 2 Place bowl into a water bath over medium heat to melt the butters, wax and oils.

Step 3 Remove from heat as soon as beeswax is nearly melted.

Step 4 Stir thoroughly.

Step 5 Add ylang ylang and orange oil and mix.

Step 6 Once cooled, place your mixture into a sealed container.

Blogger Note: If you have a favorite fragrance or essential oil than what is described in this recipe then go ahead and adjust the amounts. If you try this recipe, please let me know what you think.


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