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Exfoliating Foot Scrub Recipe

Updated on May 28, 2013
an exfoliating foot scrub is essential for soft supple feet.
an exfoliating foot scrub is essential for soft supple feet. | Source

Sore Feet

 wearing high heels come with a price to our feet unfortunately.
wearing high heels come with a price to our feet unfortunately. | Source

Our tootsies are quite often the most forgotten about parts of our body, particularly where looking after them is concerned.

With the warmer months soon approaching for many of us, a homemade foot scrub is the perfect product to start introducing to our weekly must do treatments.

With the warmer weather comes the open toed sandals, flip flops (or thongs) and wanting to have our feet in tip top condition.

Many of us find ourselves with sore feet, a callus or two, dry skin, hard skin or cracked heels and put off sorting out the problem.

The nature of your job is often the cause for many conditions we find our feet with.

When I was in retail, I was constantly on my feet, hardly ever sitting down through an 8 or 9 hour day.

With this came hard skin and cracked heels. It was something that drove me mad and I was not even wearing a high stiletto heel, the cause of many problems for our tootsies.

Sand Exfoliator

a good walk on the beach in the sand is naturally exfoliating the feet without you realizing it.
a good walk on the beach in the sand is naturally exfoliating the feet without you realizing it. | Source

A foot scrub is a micro Pedi treatment and is one of the most important parts to footcare.

Treating yourself and your feet to a full pedicure at home is so relaxing so make some time and raid those kitchen cupboards for the best ingredients ever.

Homemade beauty products (for those who are new to my postings) are the way forward and something I have been delving into in great length.

Making your own footcare products is definitely doable and more beneficial than store bought products.

No chemicals, toxins or synthetic fragrance, all natural ingredients and saves you money are some of the great benefits of going DIY.

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Homemade Foot Scrub

Why Use a Foot Scrub?

Scrubs are skin exfoliants and regardless of whether they are for the face, lips, body or feet, they all essentially need that scrub factor.

Enter the most widely recognized suspects in Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Brown Sugar and Oatmeal.

These are ingredients that may be used for all over the face and body in a variety of products including an invigorating Sea Salt Body Scrub, a smoothing and nourishing Sugar Lip Scrub and an Oatmeal and Yogurt Blackhead Remover.

Foot scrubs will gently remove the build up of all the dead skin cells which accumulate by the second.

This build up prevents fresh rejuvenated skin cells from appearing and gives the skin a dull, dry uneven texture.

Removing the dead skin stimulates blood flow and circulation giving the skin a healthy color with oxygenated cells.

Foot scrubs are best to use either after a shower when the skin is warm and soft or after a foot soak or foot spa.

Homemade scrubs should always have a relaxing and nourishing effect on the skin with additional ingredients to prevent skin irritations.

Massage The Feet

use this technique by massaging in small circles which stimulates the circulation.
use this technique by massaging in small circles which stimulates the circulation. | Source

Smoothing Tootsies Scrub ~

This is a smoothing, deep pore cleansing, calming, moisturizing, nourishing and softening scrub all in one easy application. What could be better?

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Brown Sugar (exfoliating)

2 tbsp Ground Oatmeal (exfoliating & deep pore cleansing)

2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel (soothing & calming)

1 tbsp Honey (locks in moisture, nourishing and anti-bacterial)

1 tsp Lemon Juice (anti-bacterial)

1 tsp Olive Oil or Almond Oil (moisturizing & softening)

You Will Need:

Blender or Coffee grinder

Bowl

Spoon/Spatula

Method:

  • Start by grinding your oatmeal to a fine, flaky but slightly sandy texture. Too coarse will scratch and irritate the skin.
  • Mix all your ingredients together to a paste consistency.
  • Apply after a shower, bath or foot soak.
  • Massage all over the foot including the toes, in small circular movements. Pay particular attention to hard skin, calluses, cracked heels and areas of dry skin.
  • Remove by rinsing off with tepid water.
  • Finish with a nourishing foot cream.

DIY Foot Spa

a good foot soak works wonders on tired sore feet and is a great treatment prior to a foot scrub.
a good foot soak works wonders on tired sore feet and is a great treatment prior to a foot scrub. | Source

Homemade Foot Soak ~

Make this in bulk to store in recycled glass jars until needed. It makes a great gift idea too!

You Need:

½ cup Epsom Salt

½ cup Baking Soda

5-10 drops Essential Oil (e.g., lavender, sandalwood, rose geranium and eucalyptus are perfect and smell great)

Large Sterilized Glass Jar with Lid

Method:

  • Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight glass jar.
  • When using, use 2-3 tablespoons of foot soak to 1 gallon of water used.
  • Will last for 3-6 months if stored in a cool dry place and not the bathroom which tends to be too moist.

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nope! I love you as a friend, but I don't see this happening. :) However, you have carved out a great niche for yourself and I hope it is paying off in tons of views.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Well they say god loves a trier! LOL I can but try to find THE ONE for Bill . . . . proving more elusive than the Scarlet Pimpernel !!!! LOL Thanks Bill, as always for bringing a smile to this face!!! :-)

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      My feet are beyond help :) But you have once again produced a great hub with wonderful photos, video and content. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are fast becoming the Martha Stewart of HubPages :) Great job.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Appreciate your support as always and thought with all your running this would surely go down well as in useful!! Ah well, I so look forward to your visits and they always leave me with a smile on my face!! Thanks Bill :-)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I need to use a foot scrub more regularly, so I'm happy to have your DIY scrub. I do soak my feet at times, but since we don't have epsom salts here, I use pink sea salt which is contaminant free and harvested in the Andes mountains. Thanks so much, Suzanne!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      I have been lazy in this part of scrubbing and thought it really is the least thought about area we look after, unless it is warm, on holidays or we have aches and pains generally. With us having so much cold or unpredictable weather, our tootsies suffer. I know you are lucky with your pink sea salt in Peru and it is so accessible and cheap! A great source for scrubs and bath salts!! Thanks my friend for your support in the DIY beauty!!!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting recipes for the foot scrub and foot soak, Suzie. I understand the importance of this routine for better foot health and look too.

      Voted up, useful, awesome and shared.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Thanks so much for the scrub recipe. I have been using that little egg, but your scrub sounds far better.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi rajan,

      Lovely to have your support here. So often we forgot our feet and yet they hold the weight of our bodies for the most part. Many thanks for the votes and share, always greatly appreciated from you my friend!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi breakfastpop,

      Glad you enjoyed this little foot scrub, and do try it out. The foot soak is great too for detoxing the feet. Many thanks for your comments!!

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Feet get such a work out they need a little T.L.C. I am going to use a sugar scrub tonight on the tootsies.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So useful and thanks for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      Nice DIY hub on foot scrubs, I am all about keeping on feet soft and supple. I love getting the pedicure at the spa, and have not tried making my scrub at home. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi tirelesstraveler,

      Delighted you are giving the feet a workout out tonight for a bit of TLC!! Thinking of your tootsies as mine shall be tucked up in bed soon! Thanks so much for your visit and support!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      Appreciate you viewing and glad you found useful!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi adrienne,

      Lovely to have you here!Hopefully you may give this a try at home it is so easy and works a treat. Many thanks for your input and votes, much appreciated!!

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      Zipper 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the foot rub recipe. I will certainly give it a try.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Suzie for another great and useful one! I just had my "hot rock" and sugar scrub pedi done. I splurge a few times a year! But, I will try yours in between! Thank you!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi ZipperConstantine,

      Great to hear you found useful and will be giving it a go! Enjoy! Many thanks for commenting!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi btrbell,

      Delighted you took a read here, your hot rocks pedi sounds heavenly! i miss not having the treats I took for granted when training and for years after. It is a wonderful thing to have someone pamper YOU now and again and so relaxing. Enjoy using this in-between visits to the salon! Many thanks!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Love this food scrub as well as other great hubs on natural ways to be beautiful ...going to share this around on facebook and hope it virals out of control.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi carol,

      LOL, virals out of control . . .now that i would love to see!!! LOL Thanks so much for the comments, glad you found interesting enough to share around FB, much appreciated my friend!!

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      seher 3 years ago

      plz tell me about fair tretment about foot

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks seher, not sure what you were asking for?

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