Are you ready to make Tallow Lavender Foot Cream? Yes, ladies, we’ve put beef fat on our faces, and now we’re going to put it on our feet!

Watch the Foot Cream for Cracked Heels – Homemade Whipped Tallow Lavender Foot Cream video

All kidding aside, as I shared with you when I showed you how to make Tallow Balm for your face and body, this cream made from rendered beef fat and a touch of olive oil is quite soothing to all types of skin, particularly dry skin, and especially dry heels.

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Tallow Lavender Foot Cream for Restful Sleep

You’ll love using this cream on your feet, and it’s especially wonderful for dry, cracked heels.  By adding lavender oil, we’ve made the most soothing nighttime foot cream since lavender has been associated with contributing to a restful sleep.

So be sure to rub this cream into your heels and all over your feet, then slip on your socks and head to bed.  You’ll get a great night’s sleep, and in the morning, your feet will feel petal-soft!

Note of caution: Make sure that you test the cream on a small area of your inner arm to make sure that the lavender essential oil does not irritate your skin.

Personalize Your Foot Cream

As with making Tallow Balm, this recipe for making Lavender Foot Cream is quite flexible.  With the rendered beef fat, you’ll want to add a bit of oil of your choice, such as:

  • Olive oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil

I like to add olive oil, but you can use any nourishing oil you want.

And you don’t need to worry about the smell of your homemade Lavender Foot Cream made from tallow.  After you add a few drops of lavender essential oil, you’ll never know you’re putting beef fat on your feet!

More Homemade Remedies

Now that you know how to make a tallow-based Lavender Foot Cream, watch the following videos to learn how to make more products for natural living. These videos include a Tallow Balm for your face and body and some wonderful immune-boosting home remedies.

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Lavender Foot Cream

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 4 ounces
This Lavender Food Cream Recipe is an easy DIY Homemade Foot Moisturizer scented with lavender essential oils. This cream will help beautifully to soften your feet and cracked heels and hopefully help contribute to a restful sleep.


  • Double boiler or sauce pan combined with a small bowl that can fit over the sauce pan
  • Hand held electric beater or stand mixer


  • 3.5 ounces Beef tallow
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil or other oil of choice, such as sesame oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil
  • 25-50 drops Lavender essential oil


  • Melt the tallow in the top pot of a double boiler or in a bowl that fits over a saucepan. (You should fill the lower part of the double boiler or the saucepan with about 2 inches of water that you have brought to a medium simmer.) Once melted, turn off the heat and add the olive oil to the melted tallow and stir well.
  • Remove the double boiler or saucepan and fitted bowl and allow the tallow to cool at room temperature for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Now add the lavender essential oil. Mix well.
  • Allow the mixture to cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. Then remove the mixture from the refrigerator and use an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer with the whip attachment) to whip the balm into a cream-like consistency.
  • Decant the foot cream into a lidded jar, and store in a cool dark place, such as a cabinet or pantry.
  • The shelf life of the balm is approximately 1 year. Please see "Important Information" in the Recipe Notes section below before using any cream made with tallow balm and essential oils.



Store your jar of foot moisturizer in a cool dark place such as a cabinet or pantry. It will last up to a year.
Use high-quality products when making your foot cream. I have recommendations below for the brands I use and highly recommend.
Important Information: This recipe is intended for adult use only and is not recommend to be used on children, infants, or babies. Exercise caution when using a tallow balm or tallow cream for the first time.  Always do a patch test on a small area of skin to make sure that the tallow, oils, and essential oils agree with your skin.
Notice: Use caution when following this recipe and the accompanying method, or any recipe and method described here and on this website. The author and publisher will not be held responsible for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of this recipe and method or any other recipe and method on this website.
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Course: Natural Beauty Products
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Balms and Creams, Lavender Foot Cream, Natural Beauty Products, Tallow Balm, Tallow Lavender Foot Cream
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