If you struggle with dry feet and want a natural way to remedy your cracked heels, this cracked heel cream is the best way to moisturize and soften your dry skin. Coconut oil plus lavender and tea tree essential oils combine to make a recipe that’s not only effective but smells heavenly.
I used to have horrible, painful, cracked skin on my heels. It seemed like no matter what I did, what new product from the internet I tried, or no matter how many times I went to get a pedicure, nothing helped.
I tried every lotion and cream on the market, including the best foot creams and even Vaseline (petroleum jelly). Nothing worked.
Everything changed for me when I tried this DIY cracked heel cream (also called foot balm or foot mask)!
If it sounds overwhelming to make your own healing foot balm, don’t worry! Not only is it incredibly simple to whip up, but it really works. Your feet will be smooth and healthy—no chemicals or expensive products necessary!
DIY Pedicure At Home
If you haven’t done it lately, it’s time to take a few minutes and pamper yourself. I’ll show you how to make a simple homemade cracked heel cream that’s perfect for pampering worn-out, rough feet.
In fact, you can have a homemade, super inexpensive pedicure with this homemade heel cream too. Because, after all, a pedicure isn’t just about painting the toes, it’s about taking care of the entire foot.
You can use this homemade cracked heel cream both to prevent and treat dry and cracked heels. Plus, it smells amazing, too, so you’ll get some aromatherapy benefits also.
Plus, once you master this recipe, you’ll be able to make all sorts of other things. For example, this DIY homemade face cream is so moisturizing and nourishing!
Benefits Of Cracked Heel Cream Ingredients
The ingredients in this cracked heel cream are effective and affordable. More importantly, each one has its own superpower, of sorts.
- Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer. It also offers antifungal properties and acts as a carrier oil to help distribute the essential oils evenly throughout the foot balm. Coconut oil is semi-solid at room temperature and melts at skin temperature. It also soaks into the skin quickly.
- Raw shea butter is a popular option for cosmetics, thanks to its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids. It’s ultra-moisturizing and can help hydrate skin and reduce inflammation.
- Lavender essential oil is known for its lovely smell, but did you know that it also can calm your skin while exfoliating rough patches?
- Tea tree essential oil is antifungal and has antibacterial properties, making it the perfect way to relieve your feet.
DIY Heel Cream Supplies Needed
Ready to get started? Here’s how to easily make your own cracked heel cream and enjoy the soothing benefits.
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup or 4 oz raw shea butter
- 20 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 20 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- Slow cooker liner
- 8oz wide mouth mason jar for storage
How To Make This Easy Cracked Heel Cream
You’re going to be amazed at how easy it is to make this essential oil coconut oil for feet recipe! Here’s the process.
To start making your heel cream, put your slow cooker liner in place. Then go ahead and add 3/4 cup of coconut oil to the slow cooker.
Next, add 1/2 cup of raw shea butter.
Now it’s time to add the essential oils to your cracked heel cream. I recommend adding about 20 drops each of lavender and tea tree (melaleuca) essential oils.
Turn your crockpot on low and let all of the ingredients warm up and melt. You probably don’t need more than 2 hours of melting time.
Once it is all melted, then pour the contents of the crockpot plastic liner into a glass container for storage. I chose a short, wide glass jar.
Allow the cream to sit at room temperature for a few hours until it’s solid. Or put it in the freezer to speed up the cooling process.
DIY Heel Cream Notes
I highly recommend using a crockpot liner. After I made my Easy Homemade Crockpot Peppermint Lotion, I decided that I’d never attempt to melt butter and oils for lotion-making again without using a crockpot and liner! It is the easiest way to make them and has virtually zero clean-up!
I chose the combination of lavender and tea tree essential oils for this because they’re both therapeutic for skin issues. Lavender is known to heal dry or chapped skin, and it will help it stay hydrated to avoid that dry, cracking skin.
Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory, easing any redness and avoiding skin infections in cracked skin. It can also help remove dry and dead skin cells on the surface that cause the dry and scaly look on your heels.
Feel free to substitute your favorite essential oils. Peppermint would be another good, soothing, and cooling oil to use in this recipe.
Whatever container you use to store your heel cream, make sure it has a wide enough mouth for your hand to reach the bottom. For example, a regular, tall mason jar would be difficult to reach into the bottom!
How To Use Homemade Cracked Heel Cream
To use this cream, I recommend putting it on your feet each night before bed. I would even cover your feet with socks to ensure the cream soaks into your skin overnight.
For the best results, use your cracked heel cream on your feet daily to keep your heels smooth and soft. This will also help prevent your heel pad from drying and cracking.
This homemade coconut oil for feet would make a great homemade gift idea for the special people in your life, including friends and family. In addition, your child’s teacher may appreciate it as a special ‘thank you’ gift!
Softening Heel Cream FAQs
Here are a few questions I commonly see readers ask about making their own homemade foot balm. If you have a question you don’t see answered below, please leave it in the comments!
What causes cracks on heels?
The skin on heels can crack when it becomes thick and dry, increasing pressure under the heel and causing it to split.
Several things can make it worse, including wearing open footwear. And one thing I learned from experience was to avoid harsh soaps and overusing liquids because they just dry skin out more.
Can Vaseline heal cracked heels?
I know that’s something that some people claim, and maybe it even works for some. However, it did not work for me. Instead of nourishing my skin, it just created a goopy mess.
That’s why this coconut oil for feet is so effective! The coconut oil soaks into the skin and moisturizes my feet, while the essential oils work their “magic” to help any current cracks heal and prevent new ones.
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Homemade Softening Cracked Heel Cream
Make this easy DIY cream to heal the painful dry, cracked skin on your heels.
- Start by putting your slow cooker liner into your slow cooker. Then add 3/4 cup of coconut oil to the slow cooker.
- Next, add 1/2 cup of raw shea butter.
- Add the essential oils to your melting coconut oil. I recommend about 20 drops each of both lavender and tea tree essential oils.
- Turn your crockpot on low and let all of the ingredients melt for about 2 hours.
- Once all the ingredients are melted and blended together, pour the mixture into a glass container to store it.
- Allow the cream to solidify at room temperature. Alternatively, you can put it in the freezer to speed up the cooling process.