How to Make Homemade Foot Balm and Other Sweet Treats for your Feet

Sometimes our feet just need a little bit of tender loving care. Caring for our feet can get overlooked during the winter months when they are hidden away, stuffed into shoes and boots. No wonder they get dry and cracked! The skin on our feet needs to be exfoliated to remove the dead layer of dried skin and to expose more beautiful, softer, and younger looking feet.

Minimize expensive pedicures and look to your own fridge and pantry for some natural ingredients that have huge health benefits to the skin. Here are some homemade sweet treats for your feet that will make you feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and smelling good enough to eat.

Strawberry Shortcake Scrub

Strawberries act as a natural exfoliant to gently buff away dead skin cells on top of the skin. With mild antiseptic properties, strawberries will soothe any minor sores or irritation on your feet leaving them feeling smooth, fresh and smelling deliciously sweet!

  • 8 Strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Mix ingredients together into a paste and then scrub liberally all over your feet, massaging for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and dry your feet.

Banana Honey Crème

Bananas have good nutritional value for our skin as well as for our diets. Inexpensive to buy, bananas are readily available and make an excellent soft base for a luxurious homemade foot cream. Honey, as well as being deliciously sweet and good for you, will help to promote new tissue growth when applied liberally to the skin. It contains mild hydroxyl acids which aid in smoothing the skin and increasing elasticity.

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 Tablespoon Runny Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Margarine

Before bedtime, blend all the ingredients together in a food processor and massage the crème gently and thoroughly over the feet and ankles. Cover your feet in a fresh pair of socks overnight and then wash off the next morning.

Almond Avocado Lotion

Neglected, cracked feet will love soaking up all the natural ingredients found in this almond avocado lotion! Relax and unwind as you breathe in the calming scent of the eucalyptus oil. Combined with the many soothing properties to be found in almond and avocado oil, this combination will leave your skin relaxed and supple.

  • 1 Teaspoon Avocado Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Wheat-Germ oil
  • 10 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Combine all ingredients together in a bottle and shake very well until thoroughly mixed. Apply the lotion to a cotton pad and gently dab it onto the feet, massaging in circular movements. Be generous in applying more lotion to especially dry, cracked, or damaged parts of the feet.

Chocolate Candy Scrub

There is something so comforting about chocolate! Be sure to save a couple of pieces of chocolate to eat while pampering yourself with this sweet treat.

  • 1-2 Bars Milk Chocolate, such as Dairy Milk
  • Sugar

Slowly melt the chocolate in a microwavable bowl on low power, in 15 second increments, until warm. Add sugar and stir until a grainy mixture is achieved. Give your feet a good scrub with this mixture while it is still warm and give new life to tired, overworked feet. Rinse off and pat dry.

Coconut Cream Pie Foot Balm

Coconut oil has been used for centuries as an essential ingredient in skin care products. Its healing and repairing properties bring lasting relief to worn out or damaged skin. Coconut oil penetrates deeply into the skin to bring out natural youthful beauty, encouraging a new healthy glow. This balm combines the properties of coconut with a delicious vanilla scent to give your feet a true pampering experience.

  • ¼ Cup Shea Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ Ounce Piece of Grated Beeswax
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 10 Drops Essential Oil of Vanilla
  • 10 Drops Essential Oil of Coconut

Mix first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until melted over a very low heat. Remove from the heat and then stir in the essential oils. Pour the mixture into a clean jar and leave to cool. Smooth this luxurious sweet foot balm over your feet before bedtime to cool down your skin and leave it deliciously soft and smooth.


So, next time your feet feel in need of a little TLC, consider taking a little time for yourself and (if you can resist the temptation of eating all the delicious ingredients in these recipes) make some homemade sweet treats for your feet. What a great way to reward yourself after a hard day at work wearing uncomfortable shoes!

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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Cloverleaf, as a male, I am a big proponent of taking care of your feet. People could save a lot of money on pedicures with your information. I will pass it along and bookmark it. Thanks and voted up, up and away!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I will try these but might fail because I ate the ingredients! They sound wonderful, so natural and fragrant. I promise to try the scrub tonight for my tootsies.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Gosh these scrubs sound so yummy, but I love the idea of Strawberry Shortcake Scrub - I think I would just lick it off - especially if it was off the one I love!!!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Dexter, I appreciate you so much. Thank for spreading the word and for the vote up :-)


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Hypenbird, I think your tootsies will feel wonderful afterwards. Enjoy the pampering, you deserve it!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Acaetnna, the Strawberry Shortcake Scrub is my favorite, it smells so sweet and yummy. No reason why you couldn't make it a full body scrub ;-)


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Oh my! fancy wasting chocolate and fruit on my tootsies, no sirree.

Thank for the info.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Haha writer20, told you they were tempting.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Very neat suggestions. I never would have though of using fruit on my feet, although I use honey with a little olive oil on my face about twice a week. Don't you just feel like eating the chocolate? :-)) I like the nice variety of choices and think I will try one. Thanks.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Pamela, oh the irony, my newest hub is all about honey! It feels great on the skin doesn't it?

I always feel like eating the chocolate..I have to buy an extra large bar when I'm making the foot scrub :-)


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

This is a hub I will bookmark so I can try them all! They sounds both healthy and appealing to the eyes and are also natural and tasty! It must be a wonderful way to pamper yourself and your family:) I am sure this will be a success!

Thanks,

Tina


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Tina, always nice to see you. I hope you have an amazing pampering experience :-)


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

This recipe I cam see help our little totsie feel good.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Fruit on feet?! wow, I have never heard of these before, I will have to try them, and to think people spend a fortune on pedicures! Many thanks for sharing a great hub.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

MM: you should treat yourself, especially as it's your birthday today. Hope you are having a good one!


SusieQ42 5 years ago

I don't take very good care of my feet but these sound like fun. (They sound more like something good to eat!)


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b. Malin 5 years ago

My feet are now saying Thank You, CloverLeaf, for I have just read them your Hub and they said, "Please try these ideas on Me"! and so I will. Thanks for a Fun, Informative Hub.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I'm sure that these would all smell amazing! Making your own scrubs is a great way to save money.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Absolutely - I'm all for saving money on skin-care! Especially when the ingredients are sooo cheap. The banana honey creme only costs a few cents to make.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

What a decadent hub. I have very few vices, but one is a regular manicure/pedicure. I wear sandals almost year-round, so my little pigs are often pampered. Thanks!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Sally, you're so fortunate to be able to wear sandals all year, I'm jealous!


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maxravi 5 years ago from India

I like the tips you mentioned in the hub.Very well written.thanks.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

maxravi, thanks for your comment and the follow! :-)


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

ahsima, thank you for stopping by and commenting, I hope you enjoy the tips.


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jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

Home foot treatment is a fantastic way to save money. I am looking forward to trying out the Banana Honey Creme - it sounds fantastic. Guess its a pamper night for me tonight! Thanks for sharing your ideas. Voted up and useful.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Jacqui2011, enjoy! Your feet will be very happy. Thanks for the vote up, much appreciated :-)


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viryabo 5 years ago

I take the care of my feet and toes very seriously, and find that footcare and pedicures cost some.

I absolutely love the recipes you have here Cloverleaf, and find each and everyone, not only sweet and 'delicious' but healthy and therapeutic for the feet.

Great and useful article. Five ***** and voted up.

Cheers.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

viryabo, you're right footcare can be so expensive! I'm glad that you enjoyed my recipes and thanks for the vote up :-)

Cloverleaf.


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Escape2Paradise 5 years ago from Bangkok Thailand

Great and interesting hub thanks for sharing :)


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Hello again EscapetoParadise,

You're welcome, I am pleased that you enjoyed this one. Our feet often get so neglected, it's nice to give them a treat once in a while :-)

Cloverleaf


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Mmmm...sweet feet for sure. Definitely booking marking. Voted up.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Hi RTalloni,

I can't resist the chocolate candy scrub because the warm gooey chocolate just smells soooooo good and feels so good on the skin! It reminds me of walking around in Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory :-)

Thanks for commenting and voting up!

Cloverleaf.


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pr0phet 5 years ago from South Africa

Yet another useful post which I completely agree with. Ladies take care of your feet :) they are an important part of you as any other part.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Hi pr0phet,

Thanks for your great comment. We all need to take better care of our feet, they carry us around every day :-)

Cloverleaf.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

In any season, my mother's heel have cracks. She does lot of things to heal her feet. I will give these tips and see if these home remedies really work for her.


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Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada Author

Hi Vinaya, good to see you! I hope some of these suggestions help your Mum's feet. I would certainly recommend the banana honey creme for her to begin with; it's especially soothing.

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