Homemade Cracked Heel Cream

I used to have horrible, painful cracked skin on my heels. It seemed like no matter what I did and no matter how many times I went to get a pedicure, or tried some new product off the internet, nothing helped. That is, until I tried this DIY cracked heel cream!

If it sounds overwhelming to you to make your own foot balm, don’t worry! It’s not only incredibly simple to do, but it really works. Your feet will be smooth and healthy—no chemicals or expensive products necessary!

DIY foot balm made with lavender essential oil in a jar

DIY Pedicure at Home

If you haven’t done it lately, it’s time to take a few minutes and pamper yourself. I’ll show you how to make a simple homemade cracked heel cream that’s perfect for pampering worn-out feet.

In fact, you can have a homemade, super inexpensive pedicure with this homemade heel cream too. Because after all, a pedicure isn’t just about painting the toes, it’s about taking care of the entire foot.

You can use this homemade cracked heel cream both to prevent and treat dry and cracked heels. Plus, it smells amazing too so you’ll get some aromatherapy benefits also.

Mason jar with DIY foot balm nestled in lavender

Easy DIY Cracked Heel Cream

The ingredients in this cracked heel cream are effective and affordable. More importantly, each one has it’s own superpower of sorts.

  • Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer. It also offers antifungal properties and acts as a carrier oil to help distribute the essential oils evenly throughout the foot balm.
  • Raw shea butter is a popular option for cosmetics thanks to its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids. It’s ultra-moisturizing and can help moisturize skin and reduce inflammation.
  • Lavender essential oil is known for its lovely smell, but did you know that it also can calm your skin while exfoliating rough patches?
  • Tea tree essential oil is antifungal and has antibacterial properties, making it the perfect way to relive your feet.

How to Make Cracked Heel Cream

Ready to get started? Here’s how to easily make your own cracked heel cream and enjoy the soothing benefits.

Supplies Needed for DIY Foot Balm

Supplies for diy cracked heel cream.

How to Make This Easy Cracked Heel Cream

To start making your heel cream, put your slow cooker liner in place, and go ahead and add 3/4 cup of coconut oil to the slow cooker.

Why a crockpot liner? After I made this Easy Homemade Crockpot Peppermint Lotion, I decided that I’d never attempt to melt butter and oils again for lotion-making without using a crockpot and crockpot liner! It is the easiest way to make them, with virtually zero clean-up!!!!

Trust me on this one. 🙂

Scooping out coconut oil from a measuring cup.

Then add 1/2 cup of raw shea butter.

Shea butter and coconut oil in a crockpot liner for diy foot balm.

Essential Oils for Cracked Heel Cream

Now its time to add the essential oils to your cracked heel cream. I recommend adding about 20 drops each of lavender and tea tree (melaleuca) essential oils.

I chose the combination of lavender and tea tree essential oils for this as they are both therapeutic for skin issues.  Lavender is known to heal dry or chapped skin, and will help keep it hydrated to avoid that dry, cracking skin.

Tea Tree oil is anti-inflammatory which will ease any redness and avoid skin infections in any cracked skin.  It can also help remove the already dry and dead skin cells on the surface that cause the dry and scaly look on your heels.

As an alternative, you can use your favorite essential oils. Peppermint would be another good, soothing, and cooling option to try.

Adding lavender oil to a diy foot balm

Melt Foot Balm in the Slow Cooker + Store in Jar

Turn your crockpot on low and let all of the ingredients warm up and melt – probably no more than 2 hours is needed.

Melted DIY foot balm ingredients in a plastic bag

Once it is all melted, then pour the contents of the crockpot plastic liner into a glass container for storage.  I chose a short, wide glass jar.

Whatever container you use to store your heel cream in, be sure it has a wide enough mouth for your hand to reach the bottom. A regular, tall mason jar, for example, would be difficult to reach into the bottom.

Mason jar full of ingredients to heal cracked heels

Allow the cream to sit at room temperature for a few hours until it’s solid. Or, to speed up the cooling process, you can put it in the freezer.

Jar of DIY cracked heel cream made with essential oils

How to Use Homemade Cracked Heel Cream

To use this cream, I recommend putting this on your feet each night before bed. I would even cover with socks to be sure it soaks in overnight in your feet.

If you want the full pampering, then I would suggest using a foot spa followed by a pedicure foot file tool on your heels. Then, apply your homemade foot balm.

Aerial view of a jar of homemade foot balm

For the best results, use your cracked heel cream on your feet daily to keep your heels nice and smooth and soft. This will also help prevent drying and cracking.

This homemade cracked heel cream would make a great homemade gift idea for the special people in your life. Your child’s teacher may appreciate it as a ‘thank you’ gift too!

Just pin it below to find the instructions later!

DIY foot balm with essential oils like tea tree and lavender

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