DIY Cracked Heel Cream

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This DIY Heel Balm is an easy way to moisturize and soothe dry, cracked feet. 

White bowl of DIY cracked heel balm

Are you dealing with dry or cracked heels? It’s super common for people to get dry cracked heels this time of year, and getting them to feel and look better is usually a challenge.

The first step is to use a homemade foot soak and exfoliate the dead skin using a homemade foot scrub. Then you’ll want to apply a natural heel balm to help moisturize your skin.

Heel balm and foot scrub in glass mason jars

While you can buy cracked skin creams, making your own DIY heel balm is a very easy process and only requires three ingredients – shea butter, coconut oil and essential oils. This simple combination makes a wonderful home remedy for cracked heels.

I like to make applying foot moisturizer part of my bedtime routine. One of the reasons is because my recipe for homemade cracked Heel Balm is very rich and it takes quite a while to soak in. You won’t want to be walking around the house right after you apply it or you might find yourself slipping around a bit.

To get even more soothing for your dry cracked heels, it’s a good idea to put moisturizing socks on over the heel balm before you crawl into bed. They’ll keep you from getting your sheets oily and they’ll help concentrate the moisturizing power of this heel balm too!

Four ounce mason jar of homemade heel balm for cracked heels

How to Make a Natural Cracked Heel Balm

If you're ready to say goodbye to dry, cracked heels, you'll love this natural skin balm featuring essential oils.
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes



  • Small saucepan


  • Combine the shea butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat.
    Shea butter and coconut oil in a small stainless steel saucepan with a red spatula
  • Once the shea butter and coconut oil are melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, but not to re-harden.
    Melted shea butter and coconut oil cooling down
  • Once the mixture has cooled down, add the essential oils and stir until well combined.
    Essential oils being added to cooled melted shea butter and coconut oil
  • Allow the mixture to cool completely then transfer your homemade heel balm to a glass jar with a lid. I like to use mason jars.
    Homemade cracked heel balm in a small glass mason jar on a brown place mat


If you live in a warm climate, be sure to store your heel balm in a cool place so it stays solid.

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