Tomorrow, June 17th, is National Flip Flop Day! Every spring I break out the flip flops as early as possible, and I’m thrilled to say I’ve already been living in them for months now. I love being in bare feet, but unfortunately, this means my feet are often in rough shape – literally. One year for my birthday, my mom gave me a heel balm. I loved it, but I have since run out. I decided to make my own version which resulted in this homemade Flip Flop Foot Balm using natural ingredients.
Flip Flop Foot Balm
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp calendula oil (calendula infused extra virgin olive oil)
2 tbsp shea butter
2 tbsp beeswax
15 drops patchouli essential oil
15 drops peppermint essential oil
In a heat-safe bowl in the microwave or double boiler over the stove, melt the coconut oil, calendula oil, and beeswax together.
Add in all the drops of essential oil and stir.
Pour the oil into a twist tube container* and allow to cool and set.
Put on the lid and store in a cool place.
To use, rub onto heels, toes, and anywhere else that feel rough or dry.
If you want, you can put on socks afterward to really let it absorb into the skin.
This would pair beautifully for use after my Chamomile and Lavender Foot Soak.
*I cleaned out an old deodorant twist tube container and reused it.
Any carrier oil can be used, but I chose calendula for this recipe because of its powerful skin-healing ability. Patchouli essential oil is ideal for the Flip Flop Foot Balm because it promotes healing and also acts as a deodorant. It can be used to treat cracked and chapped skin and other wounds. Peppermint essential oil is soothing. It is slightly numbing which can also relieve itching. The cool, tingly sensation from the menthol can also be somewhat energizing to tired, worn out feet.
How do you keep your feet soft during flip flop season?