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So you’re sitting there in your socks and boots, rubbing lotion all over your feet and complaining about how dry they are. You’re not the only one. Dry, winter feet are a common problem, which is why we’ve put together this guide on the best Body Butter for Dry, Winter Feet. We’ve looked at the different types of butters and found the one that is perfect for you. From argan to shea butter, we’ve got you covered!
This super simple butter is fantastic for your winter skin – especially those dry, cracked feet! It is great to use after a shower and just before getting in bed. Covering your feet with some socks will help the product to sink in while you sleep (as well as protect your sheets!).
The reason this butter works so well after a bath or shower is that it will lock in the moisture left on the skin, preventing the loss that typically occurs after bathing. Using it this way provides the benefits of a moisture laden lotion, with a product that is water free – thus requires no preservative. Plus, with this process, the butter actually soaks into the skin faster, and leaves less of a greasy feel that can be common with a butter-heavy product.
Body Butter for Dry, Winter Feet
8 oz. shea butter
spoonful of coconut oil
15 drops peppermint/spearmint essential oil blend
- Place shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler on medium low. Heat until just melted, then place on the counter to cool to room temperature – about an hour.
- Pour mixture into a stand mixer with whisk attachment and add essential oils. Whisk on low speed until it thickens up. (This could take a while depending on the temperature of the butter when you placed it in the mixer.)
- When it firms up, it’s time to work quickly! Scoop into prepared containers. It will continue to thicken quite a bit, so you want to get it into the containers before it’s too hard to work with.
- Let cool. Package and label with ingredients, date and instructions. Enjoy!
Beauty experts say that body butters are the best way to treat dry, winter feet. Just like face creams, they contain a generous amount of moisturizers that keep your skin soft and smooth.
In case you have been looking for the right body butter for your winter needs, just pick one made from natural ingredients and try it out! You can also choose another option – cream -for when it’s too hot or humid.
Frequently Asked questions
Body butter is a rich, intensely hydrating moisturiser. You can use it to shield your skin from both dryness and rough or spotty skin. Body butter often combines butters that are naturally sourced, such as mango, shea, and cocoa butter.
Ingredients: You’ll need 2 tsp arrowroot powder, 1/3 cup jojoba oil, 1/3 cup cocoa butter wafers, 1/3 cup shea butter, and essential oils. Melt the coconut oil, cocoa butter, and one cup of shea butter in a double boiler or skillet over low heat to produce body butter.
Epsom salt and warm water works well for soaking your feet and can even help ward off infections. Make sure that you do not use extremely hot water, however; this is especially important if your feet are very cold. To help avoid injury, use slightly warm water instead.