I love a good foot scrub but I also have really started loving a cooling foot mask! I played around with a few different recipes and I think I have landed on a really good one. During this time of the year especially it feels like I am running all over the place getting things together for Thanksgiving and then of course for Christmas. Our feet can really take a beating and often, we forget that it’s nice to treat them every once in awhile too! I think you will really enjoy this DIY foot mask if you are on your feet most of the day as well. This homemade foot mask recipe can be made in just a few minutes with simple ingredients. It feels nice and cooling to your feet and it’s also nourishing!
Cooling Homemade Foot Mask Tutorial
Have you ever tried a foot mask at home? You will love the results of this one. It will moisturize your dry cracked feet as well as help restore circulation for refreshed, energized feet.
All Natural Ingredients and Supplies Needed For Foot Mask DIY Recipe:
- Small Jar/Cup
- Measuring Spoon
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Shea Butter
- Peppermint essential oil
- Ecualyptus essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
I chose to use Aloe Vera Gel because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. As Naturally Savvy points out, “Aloe vera also contains bradykinase, an enzyme that helps reduce inflammation when the gel is applied to the skin.”
The shea butter was chosen to help remedy dry feet. It is rich in fatty acids that promote natural collagen production and improve the elasticity of the skin so you you will have pretty feet!
Peppermint oil was chosen because it is cooling and great for improving blood circulation. As Vivian Lou says, it “increases circulation, stops muscle spasms, and is also a pain reliever.”
How To Make A Moisturizing Foot Mask:
Grab a clean spot on your kitchen counter with all your supplies. This is a single use aloe vera foot mask diy recipe so you are using a small amount of each ingredient.
Measure out 1 TBSP of aloe vera gel and 1/2 TBSP of shea butter. Stir those together and then add your essential oils. Add 4 drops of Peppermint, 2 drops of Eucalyptus and 2 drops of Lavender. Mix those into your aloe and shea butter. Pop in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Remove foot mask mixture and give it a stir. Apply a thin coat evenly to feet. Cover the dry skin on the soles of your feet first and then use any left over to cover the tops of your feet as well.This can be done while you soak in the tub or while you just kick your feet up to relax on the couch. You will of course need a layer of saran wrap or plastic bags and a towel to place under your feet if you are going to relax on a piece of furniture.
Leave the cooling mask on feet for 20-30 minutes. When you are ready to remove the mask, take a warm washcloth and wipe clean. You can rub in the remainder of the butter and essential oils into your feet after most of the mask is rubbed off because it is very moisturizing and good for your skin. This great foot mask will leave you with baby-soft feet!
If your feet are need of exfoliation, you might want to do a quick foot soak and use a pumice stone to remove the dead skin cells first. In this way, the foot mask can have maximum effect and sink into your feet to provide the most benefits and best results.
It is so nice to sit down and enjoy the relaxing and recharging effect of this simple at home foot mask. Have you ever made a homemade foot mask? You should give this cooling foot mask recipe a try! Do you think you will enjoy this easy way to get softer feet?