Synergies | Recipes - Spearmint Cooling Foot Cream
- Spearmint essential oil (Mentha spicata) - 15 drops
- Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) - 10 drops
- Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) - 1/2 cup
- Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) - 1/4 cup
- Vitamin E oil (Tocopherol) - 1 teaspoon
Mixing Instructions: In a double boiler, gently melt the shea butter and coconut oil. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Add the Spearmint and Peppermint essential oils along with the Vitamin E oil. Mix the ingredients well and let the mixture cool until it starts to solidify. Whip the mixture using a hand mixer until it has a creamy consistency. Store the cream in an airtight container.
Undiluted essential oils can be added pure, drop by drop, directly into your special diffuser as per manufacturer or recipe directions. Always wash your hands thoroughly with a soft soap after manipulating essential oils. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membrane. Keep your diffuser (and its cords) away from the reach of children and pets. See safety uses page.
But, applying 100% pure, undiluted oils directly to the skin may cause irritation or adverse reactions. It is crucial therefore, to always dilute 100% pure essential oils with an adequate carrier for and before any skin contact uses.
To conduct a patch test: dilute a small amount of the essential oil in a carrier oil and apply it to a small area of your skin. Wait for 24 hours to observe any signs of redness, itching, or irritation.
If you experience any adverse reactions, discontinue use immediately and consult a healthcare professional. Remember, essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts and should be used with caution to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.