As much as I love the cooler weather with warm sweaters and a good pair of boots, I also love me some flip flops. One of the first tell-tale signs of the spring and summer months is the baring of feet; however, after being cramped into socks and shoes all winter, many of us have dry, cracked skin on our feet leaving them a less than desirable sight. If you, like me, have found yourself in this predicament – and trust me, it’ll get worse as we travel with our bared feet through these months – then you’ll need some of our April box’s Summertime Heel Butter.
Our homemade heel butter is made with the super versatile shea butter. Though it’s mostly used in cosmetics, shea butter has also been used to make candles, for cooking, for a variety of hair treatments, and even for waterproofing. Just from those uses, we can tell why it is so strong as a cosmetic agent. It holds moisture in, leaving your skin silky smooth and hydrated. In addition to the shea butter, we included some coconut oil and beeswax for consistency, some magnesium for the added health perks, and some orange essential oil for the scent as well as its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. Once we whipped these ingredients together, our magical, fluffy heel butter formed, and we were ready to indulge.
Since you’ll never find me in close-toed shoes once the weather reaches 60 degrees, I knew I needed some continual help for my poor little piggies. I am currently loving our citrusy scent, but we are definitely open to trying other essential oils in the future (plus, the citrus oil attracts the sun, so be careful with exposed skin!). I recommend spreading some heel butter on post-shower to keep your feet silky-smooth all day long. You can also use some just before bed, as the magnesium can help you sleep. Don’t limit your use to just your feet, either. The shea butter and coconut oil will help soothe some of your sore muscles if you’ve had a rough day working outside, too. One thing we love more than nice, smooth skin is endless possibilities!