Recipes > Lotions, Creams & Other Things > Intense Lanolin Foot Salve

Lotions, Creams & Other Things
Intense Lanolin Foot Salve


    Date : 2012-08-21

    Introduction

    A wonderful foot care product for the summer time when sandals and barefeet are common! Also a great treatment for dry feet year round!

    This was made on the blog on August 21st, 2012.

    Ingredients

      95 grams Lanolin
      47.5 grams Shea Butter, Refined
      43 grams Liquid Glycerin
      27 grams Golden Jojoba Oil
      4.5 grams Vitamin E Acetate
      4.5 grams Emulsifying Wax
      2.2 grams Optiphen
      2.2 grams Helichrysum Essential Oil

    Equipment

      Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
      Scale
      Pipettes
      Spoons
      Containers for the finished products

    Instructions

    Weigh all of the ingredients except for the Optiphen, Vitamin E Acetate and Helichrysum Essential Oil. Heat gently until everything is melted. Don t overheat it! You don t want the glycerin to burn! Stir the mixture thoroughly. I discover that my glycerin hadn t emulsified into the mixture while I used a spoon. I ended up pulling out my immersion blender. I mixed for about two minutes spread intermittently over five minutes. Make sure the glycerin is completely mixed in, but remember that you don t want a whipped airy product. Once the mixture has cooled below 170 F, add the Helichrysum, Optiphen and Vitamin E Acetate. Pour into jars. Label and enjoy! Note: This mixture can be difficult to use in a bottle. I find a jar is easier but it can be messy. I notice it tends to be more fluid the warmer it is. If you choose a bottle for this product, keep in mind you will have to heat the product to get it out. I find a wide mouth jar is easier and tends to be less likely to get everywhere.

    Yield

    Makes approximately 8 fl oz.