Lavender Velvet Foot Cream Recipe

For feet like velvet, treat them to this Lavender Velvet Foot Cream recipe.

| July/August 2014

Lavender Velvet Foot Cream

Calming lavender essential oil makes this cream a real treat for your feet.

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This scented cream is a great daily foot treatment, and is one of my favorites.

Find more ways to pamper your feet in Natural Foot Care: DIY Treatments for Healthy Feet.

Lavender Velvet Foot Cream Recipe

• 1/2 cup all-vegetable shortening
• 1 teaspoon beeswax
• 3 tablespoons distilled water, rose water, German chamomile tea or lavender tea
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 medium bowl ice cubes
• 15 drops lavender essential oil
• 15 drops rose or geranium essential oil
• 5 drops spearmint essential oil (optional)

1. In a small saucepan, heat shortening and beeswax over very low heat until just melted. Remove saucepan from heat. Set aside.

2. In another small saucepan, warm distilled water and dissolve baking soda in it; remove saucepan from heat. Set aside.

3. When both mixtures have cooled to about the same temperature, set shortening pan into a bowl of ice cubes and add essential oils.

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