Cooling Leg Gel - aaaaah!

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 2 mins

Easy to make, with common ingredients! A cooling, invigorating, refreshing gel to pick you up! Great for pregnant moms!


  1. Combine the aloe vera gel, cornstarch and witch hazel in a small micro safe bowl and microwave until the consistency of honey, for about 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds.
  2. Let cool and then stir in peppermint oil.
  3. Pour into and keep in airtight container.
  4. To use: massage on legs and feet.
Most Helpful

This was nice; loved the smell of peppermint in this. I used surgical spirit(rubbing alcohol) as a substitute for witch hazel. Also, I am sure you know, but just for others who may not know, cornstarch is sold in some places with the name "cornflour". I get it in Oman with this name. I made a batch of this gel to give a friend of mine tommorrow for the festival of Janmashtami. I noticed that microwaving this for 2 minutes was alot and the consistency no longer remained like that of honey. It was much more harder. So, next time on, I'll microwave this for just 1 minute. Thanks for sharing, Sara!

Charishma_Ramchandani August 19, 2003

I massaged this on my fiance's legs and feet, and he really liked it. He wears work boots all day, and it was very soothing. Will definately make again.

LeahMarie April 08, 2003