homemade foot cream with coconut oil

Foot cream plays an important role in foot care routine. You should not apply foot cream only in the winter. Because your feet need it every day throughout the year. And homemade foot cream is great for this purpose.

The widely used ingredient to make foot cream at home is coconut oil. It has a tremendous moisturizing capacity to heal your dry cracked heels and feet. And it also provides antibacterial and anti-fungal benefits to your skin.

coconut oil foot cream

Why Homemade Foot Cream?

It is really a good question. There are lots of worthy commercial foot creams available in the market. Then why we need homemade one?

I think it is one’s preference. Everybody has the freedom to choose. If you can’t rely on the commercial creams and the ingredients they are made with, you can choose homemade foot cream. I don’t tell you to use because it is cheap. But, it is completely safe, natural, and effective.

And the main benefit of homemade foot cream is, you can pick the ingredients according to your need and choice. Here, I have brought 5 best recipes of homemade foot cream with coconut oil. These foot creams are made with different elements for different purposes. And you can add or remove any elements to make a foot cream that meet only your purpose.

[Pro tips: For skin care, you must choose the extra virgin coconut oil. Here you know little more about the best types of coconut oil for skin.]

Let’s check out my list of homemade coconut oil foot cream.

01. Very Basic Foot Cream with Coconut Oil

Purpose

The homemade foot cream is great to provide needed moisture to your feet after bathing or scrubbing. You should use this cream daily to moisturize feet even it is healthy.

What You Need

  • ½ cup of coconut oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin.
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil (your favorite one).

Procedure

As a very basic foot cream, its making procedure is very simple. Just take a glass bowl, put the coconut oil into it. If the coconut oil is solid in room temperature, use an oven to melt it down. It takes about one minute to melt down. Now put the essential oil and vegetable glycerin in it and mix them properly. After mixing pour it into a mason glass jar and store to use in the future.

Benefits

The is not a special foot cream for problematic feet. It is a regular moisturizing cream for healthy normal feet. You should use it daily without any hesitation. It gives moisturizing care to your feet and keeps them fresh and energetic.

02. Homemade Foot Cream with Tea Tree Oil

Purpose

This foot cream is great for the foot with nail fungus, athlete’s feet, jock itch, ringworm, etc.

What You Need

  • ½ cup of coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of raw shea butter.
  • 30-40 drops of tea tree essential oil.
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (for inflamed and irritated feet).

Procedure

It is as simple as previous foot cream recipe. Just take a glass bowl, put the coconut oil and shea butter into it and melt them down. After that, pour the tea tree and peppermint essential oil in it and mix them properly. Pour it into a mason glass jar and use when needed.

Benefits

Though it is a moisturizing cream, here tea tree oil fulfills the main purpose. Tea tree oil is well known for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It helps you in various foot problems like athlete’s feet, ringworm, jock itch, nail fungus, ingrown toenail infections and more. Moisturize your feet twice daily with this anti-bacterial foot cream and never forget to moisturize after bath and exfoliation.

03. Homemade Foot Cream with Coconut Oil and Olive Oil

Purpose

This awesome foot cream is for those want healthy feet with soft and glowing skin. It keeps your feet soft and moisturizes with coconut and olive oil.

What You Need

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil.
  • ¼ cup of cocoa butter.
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil.

Procedure

Take the coconut oil and cocoa butter into a glass bowl and mix them with a whipping tool. Stop when they turn into a smooth creamy texture. After that put the extra virgin olive oil and peppermint essential oil and whip them to mix well. Now take a mason jar and store into it for regular use.

Benefits

This is a superb moisturizing cream for your feet. This homemade cream moisturizes your skin with coconut oil and cocoa butter. Besides hydration, cocoa butter also locks moisture and protects from further moisture loss. It also makes your foot skin soft and smooth with olive oil. Both olive oil and coconut oil give anti-bacterial benefits. Olive oil also nourishes your skin with essential vitamins and nutrients. And lavender oil helps to reduce inflammation of your feet. You can use this foot cream to heal the pain of your ball of foot.

04. Foot Cream with Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera

Purpose

This foot cream is great for tired, irritated, and dry feet.

What You Need

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil.
  • ¼ cup of shea butter.
  • 1 fresh aloe leaf.
  • 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil.

Procedure

First, extract the aloe gel from the leaf and keep it in a glass bowl. Turn the gel into liquid aloe juice with a fork. Now take another glass bowl and put coconut oil and shea butter into it and mix them well with a whipping tool. After whipping, pour 2 tablespoons of aloe leaf juice and lavender oil in it. Again whip them to make a creamy texture. After that, pour the foot cream in a tinned can and store for regular use. I don’t recommend to make this cream in a large amount because raw aloe vera may lose its potency with time. You should store it in the fridge to increase its shelf life.

Benefits

This is a moisturizing foot cream with soothing aloe vera. You can use this cream to heal your dry cracked feet and heels. It provides the optimum moisture to your dry and flaky skin and gives a calming feel to the irritated and inflamed feet. And lavender oil provides anti-inflammatory benefits to your problematic feet.

05. Homemade Foot Cream with Coconut Oil & Beeswax

Purpose

This foot cream is made to protect your feet from moisture loss besides moisturization.

What You Need

  • ½ cup of coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of grated beeswax.
  • 1 tablespoon of argan oil.
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil.

Procedure

First, melt down the beeswax using double boiler method. It keeps all the values of bees wax intact. Now put the coconut oil into the beeswax and whisk to mix them well. Let it cool down. Put the argan oil and essential oil into it and whisk again. Now the foot cream is ready to use. Store it in a lidded glass jar for next use.

Benefits

This foot cream is made with beeswax to protect your feet from moisture loss. It creates a protective barrier over your skin and blocks the moisture to go outside. And the other ingredients fill the gap of the moisture of your feet. This homemade foot cream is great for dry cracked feet and heels. It also gives anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits.

coconut oil foot cream

Tips for Healthy Hygiene Feet

  • Wash your feet regularly.
  • Moisturize properly after washing and exfoliation.
  • Alter shoes and socks regularly.
  • Do a foot spa at least once a month.
  • Look after nails carefully.
  • Do exercise.
  • Drink enough water.

If you need to know more about foot hygiene, check my post foot hygiene tips.

The Last Words

Foot cream plays a very important role in foot care. A moisturizing foot cream not only hydrates your feet but also protects from various foot problems.

It makes your feet strong, and your feet let you walk strongly.