Cracked heels are not only hard on your eyes and ruin the confidence of women or even men; it is also painful and often problematic. Want to know how to get rid of it, naturally?
Cracked heels are not just a cosmetic or aesthetic problem. It is often due to various health reasons, though we are going to look at ways to deal with it naturally. For cracked heels to really go away once and for all from your life, you should follow a healthy lifestyle and ensure your body is balanced and clean – from inside out.
Let’s take a look at the recipe, shall we?
Shea Butter – 1 Tbsp.
Coconut Oil – 4 Tbsp.
Neem Oil – 1 – 2 Tsps.
Lavender Essential Oil – 10 – 15 Drops
Green Tea Extract – 2 Tsps.
Aloe Vera Gel – 1 Tbsp.
Vitamin E Oil – 5 Drops
Melt the Shea Butter along with Coconut Oil in your double boiler.
When they melt, remove from heat and add in the Neem Oil.
Stir to combine and refrigerate the mixture.
When the mixture cools down and becomes slightly opaque (not hard, as you don’t want to have to melt it again!), remove from the refrigerator and add to your blender.
Now, start whipping the mixture you refrigerated and when it starts to thaw, slowly add the Aloe Vera Gel and Green Tea Extract.
Keep whipping and add the Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oils and continue whipping till the mixture is nice and fluffy.
Once done, transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.
Points to Remember
If you are preparing your own Aloe Vera Gel, it is advisable to blend it with a pinch of Citric Acid, to ensure the gel remains good. Most commercially available Aloe Vera Gels comes with Citric Acid added to it (unless stated otherwise).
Add a ½ Green Tea Leaves to a few spoons water for this extract, to keep it concentrated to the best of your efforts.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can use Avocado Oil or Tamanu Oil instead of Coconut Oil, or substitute half each or either of these oils, in this recipe for better results. I wanted to keep it simple, affordable and with items you can get easily.
If you want to improve the shelf life of this recipe and prepare a larger batch, you can avoid water-based ingredients like Aloe Vera Gel or Green Tea Extract. Instead, you can use Aloe Vera infused Oil and Green Tree Essential Oil. You can prepare Aloe Vera infused oil by adding in the Aloe Vera Gel pieces to your coconut oil and simmering it for a few minutes.
You can increase Lavender Essential Oil to counter Neem Oil odor, or you can use another stronger Essential Oil like Citrioda or Musk to counter it.
You can also use Beeswax in this recipe instead or along with Shea Butter. If you substitute it for Shea Butter, you can reduce the quantity a bit, because Beeswax is harder and hence less is more with it. Adding more Beeswax will give you a balm-like consistency.
How to Use it?
Apply to cleansed feet at night and cover with a socks to prevent it from getting on the sheets. But if you massage for a few seconds after applying, it usually gets absorbed and you wouldn’t have to use socks!
I prepare fresh batch every week or once in two weeks, though with water-based ingredients added, it is quite tricky if not refrigerated. I would suggest preparing small batches, or skipping water-based ingredients if you want large batches.
Don’t have time for preparing this recipe? Try Aya Naturals Foot Care Cream for welcome relief from Cracked Heels!