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Doubly Minty Foot Cream

Doubly Minty Foot Cream

I walk everywhere I can here in Beijing. My feet have slowly adjusted to the walking, but they still can ache after walking on the concrete. I’ve come to enjoy the evening foot massage that I give myself with this cream.

The menthol crystals give the cream a light tingle and cooling effect after the application. Let’s check the other ingredients I used.

I used Peach Kernel Oil* because I enjoy the feel of this light weight oil. It can contribute a dewy finish to any lotion or cream.

Since I’m planning on making a thick foot cream, I picked High Melt Point Shea Butter for giving the cream body. I love the thickness that this butter contributes to the cream.

Lanolin is a nice ingredient as it helps keep skin keep skin moisturized by creating a barrier on the skin.

Emulsifying Wax and Stearic Acid are needed to emulsify the oils with water and thicken the cream.

I decided to use Hydrovance as my humectant for the long term moisturizing. You can use any humectant, so don’t feel limited by my choice!

Calendula Extract is a great choice for its noted abilities to combat dry and scaly skin. Just what is needed for pampering feet!

Let’s go make a lovely foot cream!

SUPPLIES

Ingredients

Water
Peach Kernel Oil*
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Emulsifying Wax
Lanolin
Stearic Acid
Hydrovance
Calendula Extract
Liquid Germall Plus Preservative
Peppermint Essential Oil
Menthol Crystals

Equipment

Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Containers for cream (I used 2 oz Low Profile Jars with Straight Black Lids.)

RECIPE

Percentages
60% Water
12.5% Peach Kernel Oil*
10% High Melt Point Shea Butter
5% Emulsifying Wax
4% Lanolin
3% Stearic Acid
3% Hydrovance
3% Calendula Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus Preservative
0.5% Peppermint Essential Oil
0.5% Menthol Crystal

8 ounces

4.8 ounces Distilled Water
1 ounce Peach Kernel Oil*
0.8 ounce High Melt Point Shea Butter
0.4 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.32 ounce Lanolin
0.24 ounce Stearic Acid
0.24 ounce Hydrovance
0.24 ounce Calendula Extract
0.04 ounce Liquid Germall Plus Preservative
0.04 ounce Peppermint Essential Oil
0.04 ounce Menthol Crystals

100-gram Test Batch

60 grams Distilled Water
12.5 grams Peach Kernel Oil*
10 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
4 grams Lanolin
3 grams Stearic Acid
3 grams Hydrovance
3 grams Calendula Extract
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus Preservative
0.5 gram Peppermint Essential Oil
0.5 gram Menthol Crystals

INSTRUCTIONS

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Calendula Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Menthol Crystals, and Liquid Germall Plus) into a microwave-safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted.

Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using an immersion blender.

Add the additives once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before capping and labeling.

Weighing the ingredients.

Weighing the ingredients.

Melted ingredients before mixing.

Melted ingredients before mixing.

Cooled cream in jars.

Cooled cream in jars.

The cooled cream on my finger.

The cooled cream on my finger.

NOTES

I like this foot cream! I have already gone through a batch for my feet as well as Jerry’s. This heavy foot cream is thick and best applied when you can put socks and then let the cream soak into your feet. Apply this for three days and I think you will feel (and see) softer feet!

*Peach Kernel Oil is no longer available, but Apricot Kernel Oil is a suitable substitute.

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