Natural Foot Care and Summer Body Care Recipes

How to Make Your Own Natural Foot Care

Pamper your feet all year round!

Foot Balm

Instructions: makes 50ml

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2 Tbsp Body Blend oil *(or your favourite carrier oil: Avocado, Jojoba, Almond or Apricot)
1/2 tsp Aloe vera gel
1 Tbsp Beeswax pellets
15-20 drop of Essential oils

 

* If not using Cranberry Lane’s Body Blend
Add 1 ml Vitamin E after oils and waxes have been melted.1. Heat wax and Body Blend oil on the stove in small stainless steel pot, or in a microwavable glass container in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
2. Remove from heat when wax has melted, add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
3. Pour directly into glass or plastic containers. Store in a cool dark place.

See list at bottom for Essential oil suggestions:

Foot Soak

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Instructions: makes 100g (1/2 cup) one treatment

1/4 cup Epsom salt
1/4 cup Baking soda
10-12 drops Essential oils

 

Add a herb soak by using 1 tsp each of:
Horsetail, Lavender and Peppermint Leaves
place in a tied cheese cloth and add to your water.1. Mix Epsom salts and Baking soda together in a stainless steel bowl, add essential oils and mix well with fork.
2. Place in air tight glass jar (dark is best). Store in a dark cool area.
Use 2 Tbsp’s of mixture per 4 Litre amount of water.
See list at bottom for Essential oil suggestions:

Foot Scrub

Instructions: makes 100g (1/2 cup) one treatment

1/2 cup Sea Salt, finely ground
1/2 cup Baking soda
10-12 drops Essential oils

 

1 Tbsp *Glycerin (Vegetable)

*You can use Vegetable oil such as Apricot, Sunflower, Grape seed, Almond instead of the Glycerin.
If using an oil instead of Glycerin shelf life is approximately one week.Mix Sea Salt and Baking soda together in a stainless steel bowl, add essential oils and mix well with fork. Place in air tight glass jar (dark is best). Store in a dark cool area. Mix in Glycerin just prior to treatment.

Use the entire amount for one treatment of both feet.
See list at bottom for Essential oil suggestions:

Essential Oil Suggestions:

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Try one of our Essential oil blends:
Muscle Therapy”: Great for sore tired muscles. Helps relieve stiffness and pain.
“Fresh Mint“ : Invigorating and stimulating.
Detox” : Detoxifying blend of Essential oils
Relax”: Essential oils that help you relax from head to toe!
Daily Deodorant”: A blend of Essential oils that help kill odor causing bacteria.

Foot Powder

Instructions: makes 100g (1/2 cup)

2 Tbsp Baking soda
4 Tbsp Cornstarch
1/4 tsp Orris root powder
10-15 drop of Essential oils. Mix essential oils with Orris root powder and add a small amount at a time to mixed baking soda and cornstarch until blended. Store in an air tight container in a cool place.

 

Foot Spray

Instructions: makes 60ml

3 Tbsp (45ml) Witch Hazel
1 Tbsp flower water (Rose or Orange blossom) Or Distilled water.
1/8 tsp Glycerin
10-15 drop of Essential oils. Mix all ingredients together Store in a glass container. If using plastic bottle use within 2 months.

 

Summer Bodycare

Bug Off Spray

Instructions: makes 60ml

Use Cranberry Lane’s “Body Mister Base” or
follow this recipe…
10ml Aloe vera gel
30ml Witch Hazel
10ml Grain Alcohol, use Vodka or Ethanol
10ml Filtered or Distilled water Blend all ingredients together. Shake before use. Store in a cool dark location..
Shelf life up to 6 months.
Essential oils:
15 drops Catnip Essential oil
Optional: add 5 drops Geranium essential oil

Bug Off Skin Gel

Instructions: makes 125ml

25 ml Aloe vera gel
75 ml Witch Hazel
25ml Filtered or distilled water
1 tsp (level) Kelp powder (deodorized type)

 

20 drops Catnip Essential oil
5 drops Geranium Essential oil. Mix all ingredients together, use fork or whisk to blend Kelp powder until well dissolved. Store in a cool dark location. Shelf life up to 6 months.

For easy dispensing use the 30ml glass roll on bottles or plastic tottles.

Soothing after Sun, Aloe Skin Gel

Instructions: makes 125ml

100 ml Aloe vera gel
20 ml Witch Hazel
5 ml Cranberry Lane’s Skin Care Complex
1 tsp (level) Kelp powder (deodorized type)

 

Essential oils:
5 drops each: Chamomile, Lavender & Peppermint<Blend all ingredients together using an electric hand mixer or whip. Pour into dark glass bottle or white plastic bottle.
Shake before use. Keep out of direct sun. Best stored in a cool place. Shelf life up to 3 months.
For easy dispensing use the 30ml glass roll on bottles

Sun Protection Lotion Stick

Instructions: makes 3 x 30ml

Use either Shea Butter Lotion base or
Cocoa Butter Lotion Base for this recipe.

 

6 Tbsp Lotion Bar base.

Desired Sun Protection value:

SPF 15 = 1/2 tsp Titanium Dioxide per recipe
SPF 30 = 1 tsp Titanium Dioxide per recipe1) Gently heat (low) lotion bar base in a stainless steel pot or use glass microwavable measuring cup until material melts and becomes clear.
2) Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly (the mixture will become slightly cloudy). Add Titanium Dioxide powder and stir until blended.
3) Pour into clear 30ml lotion stick container. Allow to cool completely before using.

For best shelf life store in cool dark place. Shelf life for finished product is approximately 6 months

 

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