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Homemade Foot Cream for Cracked Heels

Heal your feet with this homemade foot cream for cracked heels. It is easy to make, 100% all-natural, and will heal your heels fast!

How to Make Homemade Foot Cream

Dry, cracked heels are the worst. Not only can they make you feel self-conscious, but they can also be quite painful.

I’ve struggled with cracked heels for quite a few years. No matter how often I exfoliated and moisturized my feet, the dryness and cracking just kept coming back.

It wasn’t until I realized that my cracked heels weren’t just an external issue but also an internal issue that I finally healed my cracked heels and dry feet.

Simply moisturizing my heels wasn’t enough. I had to take a holistic approach to eradicate my cracked heels completely.

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What Causes Cracked Heels?

Before we discuss the potential causes of cracked heels, I think it is important to clarify that there is a huge difference between dry feet and cracked heels.

If your feet are a little dry, all you need to do is use a good foot cream or lotion.

If your heels are severely cracked, this is a sign of a much more serious issue going on inside the body. Yes, you will need to use a good foot cream but you will also need to address the root cause.

The root cause of severely cracked heels could be many things. Below, you will find a list of potential underlying causes of severely cracked heels.

  • Insulin Resistance
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Estrogen Dominance
  • Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies (specifically vitamin A, vitamin B3, and zinc)
  • Fungal Overgrowth

That said, I can not tell you the root cause of your heel issues. You have to figure that out. But what I can tell you is you have to address it or your heels will never truly heal.

This homemade healing foot balm will help, but it won’t completely heal your cracked heels. Once again, severely cracked heels aren’t just an external issue; cracked heels are an internal issue as well.

How to Fix Cracked Heels Permanently

To heal cracked heels permanently, you have to address the root cause, and as I mentioned before, unfortunately, I can not tell you what the root cause of your cracked heels is.

But I can tell you what I believe was my root cause. I believe it was due to blood sugar dysregulation, severe vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and thyroid issues.

Instead of only focusing on the external, which was my cracked heels, I began to take a whole-body approach, which included blood sugar management and addressing vitamin and mineral deficiencies, amongst several other things.

I plan to write an in-depth post about healing cracked heels, but until then, I recommend checking out the posts below.

Although these posts do not address the things I did to heal my cracked heels specifically, they do address my overall approach to health, which played a big role in finally healing them completely.

How do you Make Homemade Foot Cream for Cracked Heels? 

To make this homemade foot cream for cracked heels, you’ll first need to gather all of your ingredients and supplies. Everything you need is explained in detail below.

Container

You will need a container to store your DIY foot balm. I used these empty cosmetic tubes, but I will admit that I am not a big fan. Mostly because they leak, but only slightly when the foot cream is in liquid form before it has time to solidify.

Once the foot cream is in solid form there is no issue with leaking.

You could also use an empty deodorant tube like these or a simple jar like this. Whatever you decide to use, just make sure it is a 2.5 – 3 ounce container.

The recipe below will make approximately 2.5 ounces of foot balm.

Solid Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the base for this DIY foot cream. It helps to give it a firm consistency and is also very moisturizing.

Be sure to only use solid coconut oil, not fractionated coconut oil.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is also a base for this homemade foot cream. It is what gives it a nice creamy consistency. It is absolutely amazing for dry skin.

Shea butter is rich in vitamins A and E, which enhance skin cell regeneration and promote blood circulation below the skin’s surface.

If you don’t have shea butter, you can use cocoa butter as a substitute.

Castor Oil

Castor oil is an amazing oil. It is extremely healing. Castor oil is loaded with antioxidants and has many skin benefits. It is also incredibly moisturizing.

You can click here to learn more about the amazing benefits of castor oil.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants, such as vitamins A and C and retinol. It is extremely moisturizing and healing.

You can click here to learn more about the benefits of rosehip oil.

Lavender Essential Oil (optional)

Lavender essential oil gives this DIY foot balm a wonderful scent and provides additional skin benefits.

Lavender essential oil is one of the best essential oils for the skin. It contains antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that can reduce inflammation and heal the skin. 

If you prefer the foot cream to remain unscented, you can skip the lavender essential oil.

Tea Tree Essential Oil (optional)

Tea tree essential oil also helps to give this homemade foot cream a scent. However, the main reason I chose to use it in this recipe is because of its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

It is believed that severely cracked heels can sometimes be caused by fungus.

But just like the lavender essential oil, tea tree essential oil is also optional.

Need Essential Oils?

Many essential oil companies sell high-quality essential oils. I used to use Young Living oils exclusively, but I just couldn’t afford to use them anymore.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover several brands that sell amazing, high-quality essential oils at very affordable prices.

A few of my favorite brands are Far & WildPlant Therapy, and Simply Earth essential oils. 

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Ultra Healing Foot Balm Recipe

To make this foot cream, add three tablespoons of coconut oil and two tablespoons of shea butter to a double boiler.

If you dont have a double boiler, you can melt the shea butter and coconut oil in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl.

Once the coconut oil and shea butter are completely melted, turn off the heat and add one tablespoon of castor oil, one tablespoon of rosehip oil, ten drops of lavender essential oil, and ten drops of tea tree essential oil.

Blend everything together well. Let it cool for a minute or two, and then carefully pour the mixture into your container.

Allow the mixture to cool completely before using. To speed up the cooling process, place the container in the refrigerator.

Homemade Foot Cream for Cracked Heels

Homemade Foot Cream for Cracked Heels

Yield: 2.5 ounces
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes

Heal your feet with this homemade foot cream for cracked heels. It is easy to make, 100% all-natural, and will heal your heels fast!

Instructions

    1. Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of shea butter to a double boiler.
    2. Once the coconut oil and shea butter are completely melted, turn off the heat and add 1 tablespoon of castor oil.
    3. Add 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil.
    4. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
    5. Add 10 drops of tea tree essential oil.
    6. Blend everything together well.
    7. Let it cool for a minute or two, and then carefully pour the mixture into your container.
    8. Allow the mixture to cool completely before using. To speed up the cooling process, place the container in the refrigerator.

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How To Use Healing Foot Balm

To use this homemade healing foot balm, simply roll the foot balm onto the bottoms of your feet, ensuring you saturate the heel area fully.

It is best applied to freshly washed feet. To get the full benefit of the foot cream, I recommend applying immediately after showering or bathing.

Also, putting on socks right after applying the foot balm will help lock in the moisture.

How to Store Homemade Foot Balm

It is best to store this homemade foot balm in a cool, dark area. Also, do not let water contaminate the foot balm. This will help ensure a long shelf life.

When Does This Homemade Foot Balm Expire?

This homemade foot cream will expire whenever the ingredients used expire. That means that if your shea butter expires in January 2025, then your foot cream will also expire in January 2025.

So check all the expiration dates on the ingredients you plan to use and note the one with the soonest expiration date. That is the expiration date for your homemade foot cream.

Just be sure to store it in a cool, dry, dark place.

Well, I hope you enjoy this homemade foot cream for cracked heels. I will write an in-depth post about healing cracked heels soon!

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