Restoring feet salve with pumpkin seed oil

Summer is here! Time of sunny days, shorts and sandals. Someone is heading for a seaside, someone stays in a city... No matter what our plans for this summer are, we always want to look attractive and beautiful Smile This time I would like to share a recipe of nourishing feet salve to keep your feet gentle and soft. Naturally! Smile

In this recipe I combined several precious vegetable oils, beeswax and Neroli essential oil.

Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids, antioxidants, carotenoids and phytosterols. This cocktail of bioactive compounds gives the oil strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (1). Cocoa butter soothes your skin keeping it soft and moisturized. Shea butter helps skin regeneration. Beeswax forms a protective barrier on your skin and locks in the moisture. Vitamin E facilitates skin regeneration and helps to preserve the product. Neroli essential oil gives the salve a wonderful smell!

         15 min

         easy

         No preservatives!

 

Recipe (20 g (0.5 oz) of the product)

- Beeswax – 2 g (0.16 oz)
- Shea butter – 6 g (0.2 oz)
- Pumpkin seed oil – 6 g (0.1 oz)
- Coconut butter – 1.5 g (0.05 oz)
- Vitamin E * (0.5 – 1%) - 3 drops
- Neroli (Citrus aurantium) essential oil (1%) – 5 drops

* I used dl-alpha-tocopherol with the activity of 750 IU per 1 g. If you have another type of Vitamin E, you need to recalculate the amount added. If you are not sure how to do that, just ask in the comments :).

You can make a vegan version of the salve, just replace the beeswax with solid jojoba wax (but add 3 g instead of 2 g).

1. Weigh beeswax, butters and oils in a glass beaker or a pot that can sustain heating.

2. Melt them at a medium heat

3. Once the wax has melted, add the mixture of liquid oils and stir carefully.

4. Remove the mixture from the stove, add vitamin E. Stir well.

5. Pour in a jar. Ready!

Instructions for use:

Apply in the evening on the clean skin
- Do not use the product if you are allergic to any of its components
- Keep in a cool place and use within 6 months.

Enjoy your summer!

restoring feet salve

References:

1. Montesano D, Blasi F, Simonetti MS, Santini A, Cossignani L. Chemical and Nutritional Characterization of Seed Oil from Cucurbita maxima L. (var. Berrettina) Pumpkin. Foods. 2018 Mar 1;7(3). pii: E30. doi: 10.3390/foods7030030.