DIY Eucalyptus Lemon Heel Salve

DIY heel salveHeels are such a problem, especially in cold weather months!  Heck, they’re a problem in the summer too!  Going barefoot wreaks havoc on the bottoms of feet.  In fact, speaking of summer, have you ever had super cute sandals on only to ruin it with heels that look like they belong to a 100 year old?!  The best thing for heels is consistency.  Keeping that heel file handy and having a nourishing foot balm is key.  Today, you guessed-let’s make a heel salve!!

I have been making this recipe for a long time.  Unfortunately I wish I could say I stay on top of my heels.  I so don’t but when I do, I need some big bang for my buck.  First, I need a foot file that is hard core. Second, I need a foot balm that will nourish and heal extremely damaged and dehydrated skin.

DIY Heels Salve

DIY Eucalyptus Lemon Heel Salve

1/4 cup Olive Oil (find it HERE)

3 TBSP. Macadamia Nut Oil (find it HERE)

2 TBSP. Beeswax (find it HERE)

10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil (find it HERE)

10 drops Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)


  1. Fill a medium pot half way full with water and sit a glass pyrex measuring cup inside the pot.
  2. Place on the stove and turn heat to medium.
  3. Add beeswax, macadamia nut oil and olive oil and heat until beeswax is fully melted.
  4. Remove from heat and add essential oils.
  5. Pour into a 4 ounce jar (like THIS)
  6. Allow to completely cool, then ENJOY!

Don’t forget a cute label too!  I used THESE labels and uploaded the below image to THIS website in order to print.

DIY Heel Salve

I find THIS type of foot file works wonders!

One more thing-this is an easy DIY.  No preservative is needed and heating, melting and pouring is really all it takes.  This would be the perfect birthday gift for someone along with the file!  It’s a great way to educate our friends and family on homemade SAFE products!

xx, Jenni


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Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. Marci Swetmon
    January 27, 2016 / 9:24 am

    Hi Jenni – with a nut allergy – please advise an alternate oil to use in this recipe
    Thanks in advance

    • January 27, 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Marci!! Hi, how are you!? I chose Macadamia nut oil because it’s so nourishing but you could use all olive oil if you wanted. Coconut is fine too but it’s not as moisturizing. Apricot Kernel Oil could be a good idea too but that might fall under the nut category?

      • Marci Swetmon
        January 27, 2016 / 4:35 pm

        I’m great Jenni – thanks for asking – hope 2016 is an awesome year for you. Thanks for the alternate oil suggestions – I want to make this for family members that have nut allergies so these sound really good – I have a Persian organic lime olive oil I think I may use keeping with the citrus theme.
        Take care and thanks again.

        • Naia
          January 27, 2016 / 10:20 pm

          Hi Jenny! Thank you for this recipe, but I’m little bit confused-picture sad 3 Tbsp macadamia oil and recipe sad 2 tbsp. Which one is correct? Thanks again

          • January 28, 2016 / 8:53 am

            Naia-Thanks for catching that! It was a misprint in the post not the pic. It is 3 tbsp. of macadamia nut oil!

  2. Bee
    April 30, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Jenni, can you please translate this to grams? Especially the beeswax since mine comes in a block and has to be grated.

  3. Jeanne Steinbecker
    August 12, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Would this work in stick container? Keep bedside?

    • Jenni
      August 13, 2016 / 7:25 am

      Absolutely! It’s hard enough to keep it’s form if you wanted to roll it on from a stick container!

  4. Mala
    August 13, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Would this work as a foot massage oil

    • Jenni
      August 14, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Mala-I don’t think so. It’s a rather hard salve. If you reduce the beeswax it would work much better.

  5. Lori
    March 27, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    I Made this recipe Jenni, my feet/heels are very happy.
    Thank you 😊
    I have made several more of your recipes already.
    My next one to do is the anti aging cleanser..
    Thanks again..🥥🍯🥕🌹

    • Jenni
      April 7, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Lori-I’m glad you’re making so much! It’s so fun, right?!

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