Handmade Beauty Box- July 2015- Grapefruit Foot Balm

Up until now I was doing a great job of avoiding dry feet! It’s like the arrival of the Handmade Beauty Box predicted my latest plight! A simple foot balm made lightly scented with grapefruit essential oil! I’ve never used an essential oil before! I’m excited! It seems like a simple recipe with beeswax (sorry vegans!), avocado butter and a light oil combination of coconut and sweet almond.

Curious about trying out this project?  It’s very easy to make and even easier to personalize! You can scent it or leave it unscented and swapping basic ingredients is easy as long as the oils are light and the butters are on the softer side. Need some help personalizing your balm? I have some suggestions!

Swap Avocado Butter for:  Mango Butter, Shea Butter

Swap Sweet Almond Oil for: Apricot Kernal Oil, Avocado Oil, Chia Seed Oil

I hope that gave you some ideas! You can even change the consistency of your balm if it’s too hard or too soft for you. If you want a harder balm add more beeswax and leave out a little less oil. If you want a soft balm add a little more oil and less beeswax! The best way to test the balm before you pour is the good ol’ cold spoon trick! Put a spoon in the freezer before you get started and take it out after everything is melted and mixed. All you have to do is dip the spoon and watch it harden almost instantly! Give it a rub with your finger and make any changes from there.

My take: I’ve used it twice and it rubs on easily and absorbed after a minute or two. The first time I used way too much and it felt rather greasy! A little goes a long way with this balm! If I were going to make changes I’d maybe add more beeswax and cut down the oil to make it harder. I might try it a little differently in the future. Otherwise, this box is a hit!


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