Time: 30 mins
Yields: around 300 ml
Now that winter is here, our feet get stuck in socks and shoes all day and tend to get a bit stuffy and smelly. This foot butter is made with rich avocado oil and nourishing shea butter to give your feet a bit of well-deserved pampering, to which I’ve added peppermint essential oil, which will help revive and freshen up your feet and get rid of unpleasant odours. I prefer to use this butter at night, massaging and moisturising my feet with the whipped butter, before putting on some bed socks. This will give the nourishing and conditioning ingredients to soak and do its wonders overnight, leaving you with fresh and happy feet the next morning!
ONE: Weigh out and add the coconut oil and shea butter to a bowl. Don’t make the mistake of melting the oil and butter first. They need to be solid to be beaten fluffy. (I tried melting first and it doesn’t work!)
TWO: Using either a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix on high until the oil and butter has softened and blended together. I’m using my KitchenAid stand mixer for this and have set it to 9 (10 is the highest setting).
THREE: Next, add the avocado oil and peppermint essential oil. Keep mixing on high until the oil/butter mixture has become light and fluffy.
This next step is optional, and you can easily omit it if you want to keep it all natural.
FOUR: Add 1/4 teaspoon of mica, I’m using Shimmer Mica from Pure Nature here, and keep mixing until all the colour has been evenly dispersed throughout the whipped butter. You can add more if you like a deeper green colour, but keep in mind that the mica will also add sparkly shimmer to the butter.
FIVE: Scoop the whipped butter into containers. There is no need for preservatives in this whipped butter because it doesn’t contain any water-based ingredients and as such, doesn’t create an environment for mould or bacteria to grow.
Minty Foot Butter
- 100 g coconut oil
- 150 g shea butter
- 30 ml avocado oil
- 5 ml peppermint essential oil
- Shimmer Green mica
- In a bowl, weigh out your coconut oil and shea butter.
- Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the oils until they are soft.
- Add the avocado oil and peppermint essential oil, and continue to mix until it becomes soft and fluffy. Every now and then, scrape the sides with a spatula.
- Optional: Add 1/4 teaspoon of mica and keep mixing until the colour is evenly dispersed throughout the whipped body butter.
- Scoop into containers.