How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm

How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!





How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm

Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!

At the base of this soothing foot balm are some awesome, all-natural ingredients that may have positive benefits for your body – such as shea butter and beeswax. The bottom of your feet is the best place to put ingredients like this as well because it leads directly to so many vital places in your body. (Check out this reflexology chart online if you are unfamiliar! It is amazing!)

The essential oils of melaleuca and peppermint are both considered powerhouse oils, too. The melaleuca has antifungal and antibacterial properties and many people feel it really helps soothe and heal the skin. It can really help with your feet, and if you have cracking going on, make sure you apply this balm liberally to it! The peppermint extract may help by relaxing you, cooling your feet and helping to relieve pain and tiredness. Peppermint is so invigorating! So, give your feet a good soak and then apply this soothing foot balm to help with those cracks and tired, worn tootsies.

How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!


Soothing Foot Balm Ingredients:

• ¼ cup Shea Butter
• 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
• 2 TBSP Olive Oil
• ½ oz Beeswax Pastilles (or if you have the brick type, just be sure to chop it up somewhat to let it melt easier.)
• 15 drops Melaleuca Essential Oil
• 13 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Soothing Foot Balm Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
Double Boiler
• Spoon
Measuring Spoons
Spatula
• (1) 4 oz Glass jar or (4) 1 oz Glass Jars (I personally used 4 of the 1 oz. size ones.)

How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!


Soothing Foot Balm Directions:

• Set out your clean jars. Remove the lids. Set aside.
• Fill the bottom of your double boiler about half – 2/3 full of water. Bring to a full boil, then lower the heat to a simmer so your beeswax and shea butter does not burn or scorch.
• Add the beeswax to the top of the double boiler (not the water part!). Stir occasionally until melted.

How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!


• Chop up the shea butter and add it to the beeswax once the beeswax has melted. Allow the shea butter to melt. Stir occasionally.

How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!


How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!


• Once the beeswax and shea butter is completely melted and smooth (no lumps!), add in the coconut oil and olive oil; mix well.
• Add in the Melaleuca Essential Oil and the Peppermint Essential Oil; stir well.

How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!


• Once your balm is well blended and a clear liquid with no lumps, pour the foot balm slowly into the jars. Leave a small amount of head room.

How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!


• Allow the soothing foot balm to set up for an hour or two at room temperature, before putting on your lids.
• Your foot balm will start out clear and then you will start to see the wax setting up and cooling. I always feel the bottom center to test and see if it is cooled before I am sure they are ready to add a lid.

How to Make Your Own Soothing Foot Balm. Many of us get hardened feet and cracked heels from time to time. It is pretty safe to say all of us get tired, worn out feet at times. If you need help with hard, cracked heels and tired and sore feet, this foot balm may be just what you need. Try this lovely Soothing Foot Balm with Melaleuca and Peppermint Essential Oils!


To Use the Soothing Foot Balm:

• Put a small amount of soothing foot balm on your finger and rub the balm thoroghly over any cracked or sore area on the bottom of your feet. (Do this to a damp and clean foot as the moisture will help it set in.)
• Rub around toes and in arch for sore feet as well.
• Use as needed.

Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.

You may also be interested in these DIY Beauty tutorials:
DIY Peppermint Hand Cream
Easy DIY Peppermint Bath Bombs Recipe
Make Your Own Peppermint Soap

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Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap

Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic, and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make orange creamsicle soap!





Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap

Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make Orange Creamsicle Soap!

Who loves Orange Creamsicles? I clearly do as witnessed by these Orange Creamsicle drink recipes: Orange Creamsicle Cocktail Recipe and Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots Recipe. So, I figured Why not Orange Creamsicle Soap? It smells great, feels good, and making soap is pretty darned easy. Why not an Orange Creamsicle Soap?

Note: If you also enjoy soap making, you may be interested in these soap recipes:

Lavender and Oats Goat Milk Soap Recipe
– This soothing recipe of luxurious goat’s milk, hydrating shea butter and exfoliating oatmeal smells fantastic and feels great on your skin. Treat yourself to a spa-like experience with this wonderful Lavender and Oats Goat Milk Soap Recipe.

Rose Petal Soap Recipe – This homemade rose soap recipe incorporates some of the garden’s most beautiful flowers – and my personal favorite – Roses! You will be amazed to learn how easy it is to make homemade soap with rose petals and buds. Roses are purported to calm your mind and reduce your stress level via their aromatic fragrance.

DIY Peppermint Soap Recipe – The wonderful and invigorating peppermint scent will wake you up in the morning!! Remember, you control the ingredients, so you know exactly what is in the soap you are making and using.

Snowflake Soap – Make your own Snowflake Soap! Perfect for the holidays or winter season, these decorative snowflake soaps are highly customizable. Changing the scent really is easy in soapmaking. I love making soap. it is wonderful to customize the scents, the colors, and really make great seasonal soaps to use at home or give as gifts.

And now on to the Orange Creamsicle Soap tutorial!

Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic, and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make orange creamsicle soap!


Orange Creamsicle Soap Ingredients:

• 1+ cups White Melt and Pour Soap Block
• 8 drops Orange Essential Oil
• 1 Orange (for zest)
• 3 drops Orange Soap Colorant

Orange Creamsicle Soap Mise en Place:

Soap Mold
Large Glass Measuring Cup
• Silicone or Wooden Spoon or Stir Stick
Cheese Grater
• Rubbing Alcohol (and spray bottle if needed)

Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic, and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make orange creamsicle soap!


Orange Creamsicle Soap Directions:

• Cut ice cube sized pieces off your block of soap and place in a clear glass measuring cup. Note: how much soap base you need really depends on the size of your soap mold. This soap mold makes 5 oz bars of soap x 4 = 20 oz. That is one and a quarter cups. If your molds make 3 ounce bars x 4 = 12 ounces, or ¾ cup. Know your mold soap size to measure out an accurate amount of soap base you will need to melt.
• Microwave your soap on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
• Mix in your orange essential oil and orange soap colorant. (Remember, you can always add more for a deeper scent or richer color.)

Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic, and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make orange creamsicle soap!


• Using a cheese grater, zest the orange. Place a small amount (a pinch) of the orange zest into each soap mold.

Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic, and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make orange creamsicle soap!


• Add the remaining orange zest to your liquid soap.

Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic, and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make orange creamsicle soap!


• Pour the melted soap into your molds.
• Spray lightly with rubbing alcohol to prevent air bubbles.
• Place your mold in your freezer for 45 minutes.
• Once your Orange Creamsicle soap is hardened, pull on the sides of the molds to release the soap from the sides, and press up on the bottom gently to remove soaps.

Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic, and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make orange creamsicle soap!


• If presenting as gifts, you can tie with a ribbon, wrap with cellophane and a ribbon, etc.
• These are perfect for display, gift giving, or to set in a linen closet as well as everyday use!

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Jerks, Haters and Internet Trolls

Jerks, Haters and Internet Trolls. This is my latest experience with a bully hiding behind a computer screen. What is it that makes people think they can say/do things online that they would never do face-to-face to another person? What makes people so uncivil when they are hiding behind a computer screen? Do people behave badly online simply because there are fewer repercussions to being rude, crude and downright mean?


Jerks, Haters and Internet Trolls

This is my latest experience with a bully hiding behind a computer screen. What is it that makes people think they can say/do things online that they would never do face-to-face to another person? What makes people so uncivil when they are hiding behind a computer screen? Do people behave badly online simply because there are fewer repercussions to being rude, crude and downright mean?

I have been blogging since 2008. I have been working online since 2001 at various forums on the internet. Please believe me when I say I have seen some pretty bad behavior online in the last 16+ years. There are quite a few people that are “very brave” online hiding behind the mask of anonymity. I will not go into the fact that is is a false sense of privacy on their part. An IP address is recorded when sending an email, messaging or leaving a comment somewhere. People can be traced (unless they are very, very good at ip masking, still have dial-up, or are posting from a library or internet cafe). You are not as hidden as you believe.

I have had internet stalkers for years. It is one of the reasons photographs of me on this blog are basically non-existent. And one of the reasons that my current last name (hey, I’ve been married twice) is given out to very few people. Some people are nuts, and I subscribe to a “safety first” mantra.

Last week I received a comment on this blog that was simply vile. It attacked me (who this person does not know), this blog and, unknowingly, a contributor to this blog who had shared an old family recipe. You see, I cannot run this blog on my own. I’d have been burned out and brain dead years ago trying to come up with new and different material every week if left to my own devices. I’m just not that clever. Or industrious.

While I allow (actually, I welcome) constructive criticism and differing opinions on Ann’s Entitled Life (see the comments here and here and here and here for a few examples), I have a much lower tolerance for criticism of my contributor’s work. Admittedly, sometimes they do make mistakes. Sometimes, my editing is not the greatest. I always double check the original material and if an error is found, I apologize (once I sent a lady a reward for letting me know of a mistake – because the mistake was so egregious that both I and my assistant should have caught it long before it posted).

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The reason for that disclaimer is because of the haters, internet trolls and just plain jerks. You would be shocked at how many people complain about a recipe after changing half of the ingredients! (Recipes seem to be the biggest culprit.)

But getting back to the repugnant comment…

After attacking me, my blog, the name of my blog (if you are not familiar with the story of my blog’s name, I can see where you might think it was a serious name instead of a goof), the recipe and wishing me personally ill, I was a bit upset. And I seldom get upset these days with mean internet trolls, internet bullies, or internet jerks (you know I wanted to write something worse here). I have just been online too long to frequently allow unpleasant people to get to me for more than a few moments.

Do words matter? Yes … and no. When words are disparaging to my work, friends or my family, I usually consider the source. If someone close to me says something hurtful, then yes, those words matter. Constructive criticism I take to heart and explore. There is a right way and a wrong way to present an opposing opinion. There are also ways to provoke that yield negative results. And I am sure the anonymous author of that nasty comment is happy as a clam that I responded with this post – because I cannot imagine they thought I would ever approve that comment.

I don’t know why this one cruel comment hit me so hard. I spent days trying to shake it off. I alternated between incredulous, and despondent. I (once again) spoke to Hubby about quitting blogging. Believe it or not, I do not make enough (or anything really) to take a lot of (or any really) abuse.

I wrote at least three different columns in my head laying out why mean people suck. I laid out what can be done to deal with internet bullying. I had grand passages mentally written about how to combat this type of behavior, and not encourage it. But the truth is I simply marked the comment as spam and deleted it without approving it for public eyes. (I also never approve posts with swear words or attacks on other commenters.) And then I flushed the spam so I wouldn’t be able to respond or approve (I have a propensity to overthink things, and I worried I’d approve later).

I am not a psychologist and I do not play one on the internet. I honestly have no idea why that person was so mad at this poor little recipe. I do know s/he claimed to be a great baker, so the recipe must have been wrong (the Pinterest ratings and comments on this blog say otherwise). And, I definitely hope this person gets some anger management classes… goodness knows s/he needs help.

For anyone who has ever had a bad experience with a recipe, craft or other DIY after following the directions on a website (blog or otherwise) my advice? Do not be nasty. Email the contact page and ask for clarification. Many times the correct materials and/or directions are there but have been overlooked while reading quickly. You may never receive a response … or you may receive a detailed response helping you correct what went wrong. Be polite. It really does go a long way toward getting help and information.

Ok, so now that I have gotten this out of my system, I can move on and put that nasty bit behind me. I hope. 🙂 Until the next rotten comment (or email) that is. Naw, my skin is usually a lot thicker than this blog post would lead you to believe. It will probably be another few years before a horrible comment or spiteful email hits me this hard again. And I must say that just writing down my feeling about this matter has proven to be quite cathartic. Sometimes, all it takes is a good rant and a little Troll-Be-Gone spray, and *POOF!* you feel better.

I do appreciate all of you that come to my blog with the same polite manners that you’d display in my living room. You are the people I blog for, share recipes with, show off the latest crafts and homemade beauty products and give out my gardening tips and advice to. Your kind responses make my day. And I thank you.

Have you had an experience with internet bullies, stalkers or just plain jerks? How did you resolve the issue?


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