Chocolate Mint Nourishing Heel Salve

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CHOCOLATE MINT NOURISHING HEEL SALVE

This chocolate mint nourishing heel salve locks in moisture like nothing else I’ve tried! Apply it to dry, cracked, or rough areas on feet.

It’s wintertime, and you know what that means. Cold nights by the fire, marshmallow-topped hot cocoa, and, let’s not forget, dry skin. Yep, I said it. Winter wreaks havoc on nearly everyone’s skin. For some, it’s their hands or elbows; others deal with dry, chapped lips, and in my case, heels are the worst!

I’ve tried countless lotions and several products labeled to resolve cracked heels in past years. Most failed, and some seemed to be helping, but the results always wore off before the day’s end. Maybe you can relate?

Recently, I began reading about beeswax salves and decided to formulate my own to nourish and repair cracked heels. I’m excited to share this chocolate mint nourishing heel salve with you here, so you can say goodbye to dry, rough heels too!

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Make A Chocolate Mint Nourishing Heel Salve Recipe To Repair Cracked Heels!

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What works for cracked heels?

When you’re suffering from painful cracked heels, there are a few things you can turn to make a heel salve. The first of which is beeswax. Alone it can be very healing and locks in moisture with a protective layer to your skin.

The next of which is body butter. I choose to add cocoa butter, a rich moisturizer known for its high content of vitamin E and fatty acids. I also included one of my all-time favorites, coconut oil, for its moisturizing properties. In addition to, apricot oil a carrier oil that absorbs quickly into the skin while providing deep moisturizing benefits.

Lastly, I added pure vitamin E oil and tea tree essential oil. Combined with cocoa butter in its pure non-deodorized form, this salve has a wonderful chocolate mint aroma.

You may just want to eat it; my toddler certainly did. She kept asking for more on her hands the first time I made it, only to find her licking them after!

Making A Chocolate Mint DIY Heel Salve

This chocolate mint nourishing heel salve locks in moisture like nothing else I’ve tried! Make a batch with me now to apply to dry, cracked, or rough areas on your feet.

Heel Salve Ingredients and Supplies:

¼ cup cocoa butter

7 ½ teaspoons beeswax pastilles

½ cup unrefined coconut oil

⅛ cup apricot kernel oil

½ teaspoon vitamin E oil

6 drops tea tree essential oil

6-ounce metal tin

Chocolate Mint Nourishing Heel Salve

How To Make A Heel Salve

  1. Using a double boiler, combine 1/2 cup of cocoa butter with 7 ½ teaspoons of beeswax pastilles. Heat over a soft boil until melted, stirring often with a whisk.
  2. Next, add ½ cup of unrefined coconut oil and ⅛ cup of apricot kernel oil to the mixture. Whisk over heat until melted.
  3. Then remove the pot from the heat and pour in ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil. Follows with 6 drops of tea tree essential oil, whisking again.
  4. Pour the salve mixture into a 6-ounce tin. Allow the salve to completely cool before placing the lid on the tin for approximately 2 hours.

How To Use A Heel Salve

This chocolate mint nourishing salve will be soft to the touch when set. Apply it to dry, cracked, or rough areas on feet. Use it as often as needed. I recommend applying it before bed. Slip on a pair of socks and let it work like magic while you sleep!

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This chocolate mint nourishing heel salve locks in moisture like nothing else I’ve tried! Apply it to dry, cracked, or rough areas on feet.

CHOCOLATE MINT NOURISHING HEEL SALVE

Yield: 1 salve

This chocolate mint nourishing heel salve locks in moisture like nothing else I’ve tried! Apply it to dry, cracked, or rough areas on feet.

Materials

  • ¼ cup cocoa butter
  • 7 ½ teaspoons beeswax pastilles
  • ½ cup unrefined coconut oil
  • ⅛ cup apricot kernel oil
  • ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 6 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 6-ounce metal tin

Instructions

  1. Combine 1/2 cup of cocoa butter with 7 ½ teaspoons of beeswax pastilles using a double boiler. Heat over a soft boil until melted, stirring often with a whisk.
  2. Next, add ½ cup of unrefined coconut oil and ⅛ cup of apricot kernel oil to the mixture. Whisk over heat until melted.
  3. Then remove the pot from the heat and pour in ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil. Followed by 6 drops of tea tree essential oil whisking again.
  4. Pour the salve mixture into a 6-ounce tin. Allow the salve to cool completely before placing the lid on the tin for approximately 2 hours.

Notes

This chocolate mint nourishing salve will be soft to the touch when set.

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Needless to say, this chocolate mint nourishing heel salve locks in moisture like nothing else I’ve tried for my feet. Combined with my recipe for Softening Coconut Lavender Foot Scrub, I am ready for flip-flops and the barefoot days of Summer!

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Natasha

    This looks lovely! I’m sure the combination of several oils is very hydrating and nourishing!

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      Thank you Natasha, yes it is!

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