Love the scent of lemons? Lemons always remind me of lemonade and summer time. I found this recipe by Diane Buono of Queen Esther's that you may want to apply to your tired and sore feet after a long day. According to Diane it can be applied to insect bites that can tolerate the cool and hot scensation of peppermint. This recipe makes up to 22 ounces of cream. So it should last you along time.
What I found sort of weird is that it is called a foot butter, but the list of ingredients for the base calls it a cream. Normally, a cream has water in it which this recipe does not. So I would say that it is a butter recipe.
Ingredients for Cream Base:
1 lb. Shea butter
2 oz. jojoba oil
2 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 TBS Calendula infused oil
1 TBS evening primrose oil
1 TBS Rosehip seed oil
10 ml Lemon-Ice essential oil blend (see below)
Ingredients for Essential Oil Blend:
1 1/2 tsp. lemon - organic
3/4 tsp. tea tree
1/4 tsp. myrrh
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/8 tsp. peppermint - organic
1/8 tsp. carrot seed
*Make essential oil blend at least 3 - 5 days ahead of time.
*Place Shea butter in large bowl and, using the back of a large spoon, mash until it breaks down; slowly add all other ingredients to Shea butter and mix until oils are well blended.
*For extra creaminess: use a mixer (blend for about 15 - 20 minutes) or a food processor (blend for 5 minutes).
*Pour into desired containers and allow mixture 1 - 2 days to set up. For quicker set up, place in refrigerator several hours.
Method of use:
Begin with a very small amount, (about the size of a pea), work in between fingertips until cream is pliable, apply to desired area. Repeat as necessary. Use 1 - 2 times daily, depending on severity of problem.