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Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s Foot Butter- reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Dry Skin
July 23, 2010 Reviewed by Junko 10 Comments
A couple of months ago a package dropped into my mailbox from the heavens! The angel who sent it is a Truth In Aging member named Laura. I don’t know how she knew I needed it, but she did, which tells me that she really is an earthbound angel! What Laura sent me was a cleverly packaged container of Foot Butter made by the Rocky Mountain Soap Company ($13.49), based in Canada.

I used to put Tea Tree Oil on my feet to help keep them moisturized and free from Athlete’s foot, but I stopped this when Marta posted some cautionary words about Tea Tree and Lavender oil last January. Since then my feet had been suffering from the lack of anything on them until this heavenly butter arrived!

What I love most about this foot butter other than its’ 100% natural ingredients is its’ hands-free application. The butter is in an applicator similar to a solid stick of deodorant. This is really, really clever! Do you know of any other foot balm or butter product in an applicator like this? If you do, please share what you know because the convenience and ease of a stick for the feet is unbeatable. You just pop the top, glide it across the top and bottom of your feet, push the narrow end into the crevices of your toes and you’re done! Your hands remain clean, greaseless and nothing could be easier. I keep the foot butter on the dresser where my socks are stored so I can swipe my feet just minutes before socks go on. After a couple days of use my feet were soft and odor free.

This butter contains only 100% natural ingredients. Beeswax and cocoa butter hydrate, while carrot tissue oil restores moisture and increases elasticity. Lemongrass and grapefruit essential oils have antibacterial and astringent properties to keep fungus away. Fir Needle essential oil helps circulation, muscle aches and has disinfectant properties which makes it a germ killer as well. I’ve never been a big fan of Patchouli, but I am starting to get used to it now with the use of this butter. My husband on the other hand is quite fond of Patchouli. When we’re sitting on the couch together now he’ll comment, “Oh you have Patchouli feet today”. Now, I don’t always have Patchouli feet, but I don’t think he’d object to it if I did.

I love this foot butter so much that I’ve decided to give some of these as Christmas gifts this year. A great unisex gift that even Jimmy might want to consider giving this year? Rocky Mountain Soap Companies’ Foot Butter might be more politically correct to give, if at least more warmly received than Dermalogica’s Environmental Control Deodorant he’s given in previous years. Then again, the priceless look on someone’s face when they open a gift of deodorant, well that might be worth the giving as well!

A huge Thank You to my Truth In Aging sister Laura from Canada!  What an angel you are for finding the Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s Foot Butter for all of us!

http://www.rockymountainsoap.com

Ingredients:

Vegetable oil, Alberta beeswax, cocoa butter (theobroma cacao), and carrot tissue oil (dacus carota sativa root extract and helianthus annuss seed oil), with essential oils of grapefruit (citrus paradisi), fir needle (abies sibirica), patchouli (pogostemum cablin) & lemongrass (cymbopogon citrates).
  • August 5, 2010

    by Junko

    So happy that it worked for you Marta! I use it often because it's so easy & effortless to apply. I really do wish it came in other fragrances...

  • August 5, 2010

    by marta

    I just received the Rocky Mountain foot butter and it is sensational. I had a lot of hard dry skin on my feet, but one session - an hour with socks - revealed really soft skin, without any need to exfoliate. Thanks for putting us on to such a great product Junko.

  • August 1, 2010

    by Jaysie

    Junko - The Arden balm is more waxy than powdery or oily. Sometimes a small sliver will deposit on the skin which you then have to rub in, but it goes in fast and doesn't leave your hands greasy. I can put shoes on in about 5 minutes. If you want an overnight treatment with socks, you just apply more. The mint scent is not overpowering, so it's not much of a factor if you get it on your hands.

  • July 30, 2010

    by Junko

    Thanks so much Jaysie! Peppermint appeals more to me than patchouli, but yes I'm put off by the retinyl palmitate and TBHQ. Arden's #1 ingredient is corn starch which makes me ask if you can wear this balm with sandals and not break your neck from slipping around? Rocky Mt's is too oily to wear with sandals, but used with socks.

  • July 29, 2010

    by Jaysie

    Elizabeth Arden balm:
    Zea Mays (corn starch), Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Ozokerite wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Menthol, Retinyl Palmitate, Calophyllum Tacamahaca Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mentha Piperita (peppermint) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (spearmint) Leaf Oil, Vegetable Oil, TBHQ, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, Green 6.

    Junko - Here again, a formula has retinyl palmitate thrown in, for what purpose I can't fathom considering all the other oils and softeners.

  • July 29, 2010

    by Junko

    Jaysie, I absolutely LOVE the deodorant stick applicator for a foot balm. I'm not finding the ingredients for the Elizabeth Arden Balm published anywhere on the web. Could you post the ingredients for us?

  • July 28, 2010

    by Jaysie

    Junko - I have a deodorant stick-style balm from Elizabeth Arden, "Tamanu Healing Foot Balm." It's peppermint scented.

    I'd also recommend the "Footloose & Fancy Fizz" foot bath from Bath & Body Works. I use a generous amount and soak my feet for 25-30 minutes. After I dry my feet, I rub them vigorously with bare hands and it's amazing how much dry skin rolls off just from the friction. I can literally scrape callouses off my heels with my fingernail, though I use a pumice or a microplane for speed.

  • July 28, 2010

    by Sandy

    The heels and balls of my feet are consistently very dry. I've tried everything, oils and petroleum jelly, creams, etc. Socks at night, and so forth. I'm VERY interested in checking this out because I just can't keep up with my dry feet, nothing lasts for very long. And I do like the idea of not touching anymore goop or cream or jelly!

  • July 23, 2010

    by Junko

    Marta, you are going to love this foot butter! Please do post back with a few comments after you've used it for a week or two!

  • July 23, 2010

    by marta

    Junko, this couldn't have been more timely. My feet look as if they are dinosaur hide. I ordered this straightaway.

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