Easy and Quick DIY Foot Lotions!

While I love using indulgent, luxurious foot lotions on my tired feet before bed, I admit they can be pretty expensive. So I decided to go on the hunt for some DIY foot lotion recipes that are easy and inexpensive to make. Not only are these great to make for yourself – they would also make amazing gifts for friends and family!

I scoured Pinterest, my favorite place to go for inspiration, to find recipes anyone could make at home in small or large quantities. They include a variety of ingredients, so you can find one that works for you! I’m including the ingredients here, but you’ll have to check out the links for each recipe to find out how to make each one!

#1) DIY Coconut Lime Foot Scrub by Ma Nouvelle Mode

Coconut Lime Foot Scrub

I know this isn’t a foot lotion, but any good foot care routine should start with clean, exfoliated skin! Making your own DIY foot scrub is not only easy, but it’s much cheaper than any foot scrub out there! It’s also nice to use scrubs made of dissolvable ingredients, so we aren’t putting dangerous plastics into our water system!


This one couldn’t be easier to make – it only has 5 ingredients! While this recipe makes enough for one person, you could easily double or triple this recipe to make extras as gifts. I also love the coconut and lime scent – it smells like a summer cocktail!


Keep in mind that Epsom salt is pretty rough, so this should only be used on the feet. The website also warns that the coconut oil will make your shower slippery, so be careful if using in the shower!


  • Coconut Oil
  • Epsom Salt
  • Lime Zest
  • Baking Soda
  • Lime Essential Oil

To get the recipe, check out Ma Nouvelle Mode’s blog to find out how she made it!

#2) Homemade Lotion by Creatively Southern

Ellora, who runs the blog Creatively Southern, created this lotion originally as a hand cream for herself and her family during the cold, dry winter months. However, she also says you can easily use it to help heal cracked and dry heels too! I’ve seen a few different variations of this recipe online, but this one seems the simplest to make – and she gives her readers some options to swap out ingredients if they want/need to!

I love this recipe because it doesn’t contain any essential oils in it, which is great for those with sensitive skin. Some essential oils can be irritating for people with allergies or sensitive skin, or if your heels are severely cracked and painful. This recipe also includes ingredients you should be able to easily find at your local drugstore or online!


  • Baby Lotion (she suggests Johnson’s Baby Lotion in Vanilla Oatmeal)
  • Aquaphor (she says you could swap in Cetaphil or petroleum jelly)
  • Vitamin E Cream (she says you can find it al Wal Mart)
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (the solid kind)

To get the recipe, and many other great ideas for gifts or for yourself, check out her site!

#3) Ultra Healing Foot Balm by Garden Therapy

Ultra Healing Foot Balm by Garden Therapy

If you are looking for a foot balm that packs a punch, you should check out Stephanie’s essential oil infused recipe! Her balm uses beeswax, and ingredient I look for when I want a moisturizer that works on even the toughest skin. The essential oils deodorize, disinfect, and soothe tired, achy feet after a long day.


This DIY foot lotion may be a bit more expensive to make (due to all the essential oils), but you can easily make a giant batch of it and give it out to friends, family, neighbors, your child’s teacher, or whoever you think could use a great foot balm that smells divine!


  • Olive Oil (infused with calendula and chamomile)
  • Lavender-infused Coconut Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Beeswax
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • Vanilla Essential Oil
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil

To get this recipe, check out Stephanie’s blog!

#4) Easy Cooling Foot and Leg Butter by Bren Did

Many foot lotions out there include similar ingredients to Bren’s homemade recipe, but her recipe is guaranteed to be a great organic, chemical-free option! Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oils are known for being great antifungal and antibacterial ingredients, so this foot and leg butter is perfect for people with smelly, itchy feet. This lotion will leave your feet super soft and smelling amazing!

I don’t know if I would recommend making this one as a gift, as the essential oils in here might be irritating to those with sensitive skin. However, if you know someone who could use a foot lotion that does more than just moisturize, make an extra batch for them!


  • Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Mango Butter
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Peppermint Oil

To get the recipe, and for more all-natural beauty recipes, check out Bren Did for more!

#5) Foot Balm for Mom by Soap Queen

Foot Balm for Mom by Soap Queen

Anne-Marie is the founder of Bramble Berry, a soap making supply company. Her blog is full of recipes for just about everything you can think of – soaps, lotions, bath bombs, soaks, scrubs, and more! Her blog, Soap Queen, is dedicated to sharing her favorite DIY recipes and tips for making your own all-natural beauty products.


The Foot Balm for Mom isn’t just for mom – anyone would enjoy this amazing balm. With vanilla and peppermint essential oils, I can only imagine it will smell like a minty cupcake! If you’re a beginner to using essential oils, this is a great recipe to start out on your journey. Both oils are relatively inexpensive, as are the rest of the ingredients!


  • Shea Butter
  • White Beeswax (you could use yellow…it might be cloudier or darker)
  • Golden Jojoba Oil
  • Vanilla Fragrance Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
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