Autumn In Tennessee - The Spot Where I Was Engaged

Autumn In Tennessee - The Spot Where I Was Engaged
by Sherri Wear 2008

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Homemade Foot (Or Extra-Dry Skin) Cream

I have the most cracked, disgusting feet of anyone I know.  I'm constantly trying something new to keep them smooth.  I've seen some recipes for homemade treatments, but they lacked that "tingle" that the fancy foot creams have.  I didn't have any peppermint oil on hand, so I went looking for something in my house that tingled (and wasn't Icy/Hot).  I found the bottle of Solarcaine left over from our beach trip.  BINGO!  I get the tingle and the benefit of aloe.  Who could ask for anything better?  Here is MY recipe for foot cream.

Homemade Foot Cream

  •  1 cup of your favorite lightly-scented mild lotion
  • 1/2 cup of petroleum jelly
  • 1/3 cup Solarcaine

Fruit of the Earth Vitamin E skin care cream works as well, if not better, than baby lotion.  They come in packs of two jars.  Use both jars in the recipe to equal 1 cup.

Place all ingredients in a large metal mixing bowl.

Use an electric mixer to combine all ingredients.  Mix on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture is extremely smooth.  You may beat in a VERY SMALL drop of green food coloring if you like.  The mixture will have a slight green tint from the Solarcaine.

Store in plastic containers.  I happened to have 2 empty soap containers to use along with the two empty plastic jars from the vitamin E cream.  Voila!

My Foot Cream

I put some on my left foot after I made the first batch. I put on my socks, and made a second batch.  I took this photo 2 hours after I put the lotion on my foot. Tell me it didn't make a difference in my feet!

  •  NOTE Wipe each foot with an acne pad each night before you go to bed.  Next, cover feet with homemade foot cream.  Cover your feet with socks.  Go to sleep.  :-) The acne pad exfoliates the feet and makes the cream work even better.

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