Homemade Flip Flop Foot Balm

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.

Homemade Flip Flop Foot Balm DIY Recipe

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?



Homemade Flip Flop Foot Balm DIY Recipe

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16 Comment

  1. Reply
    Melanie Frost
    June 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I definitely need to make some of that balm. But I’m just not that crafty. Can I just have yours instead? LOL! #SundayBlogHop

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      June 19, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Haha, aw. I would give you some if I could. It’s really not too hard though. 🙂

  2. Reply
    June 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Sounds awesome! I hate crusty heels! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Inspirations!

    1. Reply
      June 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Haha, definitely!

  3. Reply
    June 28, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I love this idea, I am always looking for a Natural Foot Balm, can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    1. Reply
      June 28, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Awesome! I’d love to hear what you think of it afterward. 🙂

  4. Reply
    June 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    This foot balm sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing how to make it and what a great idea to reuse a deodorant container!

    1. Reply
      June 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it if you decide to make it. 🙂

  5. Reply
    June 29, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I hate showing my crusty heal. Your balm would soothe them. A big help this summer. And i like that you reuse deodorant tube.

    1. Reply
      June 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Thanks! It definitely helps a lot. I use the balm plus a pumice stone occasionally, and my feet look good as new.

  6. Reply
    June 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    My feet are HEINOUS right now so I need to do this 🙂 Thanks for saving my dogs!

    1. Reply
      July 4, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Haha, aww! You’re very welcome. I hope you (and your dogs) enjoy it! 🙂

  7. Reply
    November 22, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Just wondering , could use calendula wax and substitute the oil for just EVOO? Thank you for sharing this!! Sounds delightful!

    1. Reply
      November 23, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Do you mean candelilla wax as a vegan option? I haven’t tried it personally, but I imagine it would work well. And substituting just EVOO for the calendula oil will work the same because it was EVOO already. I love using this balm, and I hope you enjoy it too!

  8. Reply
    August 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I made this balm and one of my friends decided to try it out as a natural deodorant and she loved it!

    1. Reply
      August 16, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Oh wow – that is so cool! 😀 I guess that does make sense that it would be a good deodorant as well, haha. Thanks for letting me know!

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