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Invigorating Foot Scrub Recipe

Updated on March 30, 2013

There is nothing quite like an invigorating foot scrub. Let's face it, your feet work hard for you every day. They also take a lot of abuse. There is nothing like relaxing with an invigorating foot scrub after a long day. Or, some days, you deserve to treat yourself and giving yourself or your loved ones a foot scrub is an excellent option. And more good news, this recipe is so easy to make!

Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe

The peppermint essential oil in the recipe will leave you feel feeling, cool, tingling and refreshed.

You can use either sugar or salt in your scrub. There are slight differences in using sugar or salt for you scrub, and it's completely your personal preference which you prefer to use. The biggest different is that salt is rougher than sugar. Because the skin on your feet is pretty tough, I imagine that salt will be the ingredient of choice for the recipe. However, if you have sensitive skin or are not used to scrubbing your skin, you may choose to use sugar, which is a bit more gentle than sugar.

If you choose to use salt in your scrub, I recommend using sea salt, which is high skin-healthy vitamins and minerals. Making a scrub with Epsom salt is also a good option because the magnesium is very healthy for your skin and soothes aches and pains, which your feet often experience after long days.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup Sugar, Sea Salt or Epsom salt
  • About 1/4 cup preferred oil (I prefer almond oil but you can also use coconut oil, jojoba oil or any kind you like)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • A few drops of peppermint essential oil

How to Make Your Foot Scrub:

Place your sugar or salt in a medium bowl. Slowly add your oil as your stir your mixture. Add oil until the sugar or salt is wet, but not liquidy. You scrub should be grainy.

Mix in a few drops of peppermint essential oil.

Place your scrub into jar(s) or use immediately.

How to Use Your Foot Scrub:

Use your scrub liberally. If you find that there is not enough "tingle" for you, add a few more drops of peppermint essential oil. However, use caution because too much may be irritating or slightly burning.

Rub your scrub in small circles all over your feet, spending some extra time on the extra dry or rough areas. It's a good sign if your skin turns slightly pink. This means that the blood is flowing and bringing oxygen to the surface of the skin.

CAUTION: Be very careful when walking in the bath or shower after using this scrub. Even after you wash the scrub off, the oil will cause the tub or shower to be slick, so use extra caution to avoid any slips or falls.

Additional Suggestions:

Another great thing about this food scrub is that it is very forgiving. You can pretty much create your scrub however you like it.

Epsom salt will leave your skin tingling.

Consider different combinations of essential oils if choose. Other popular essential oils are vanilla, lavender, peppermint, citrus, lemon and rosemary. You can even create you own combinations of essential oils to make a scent that is completely heavenly!


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    • Jenna Estefan profile imageAUTHOR

      Jenna Estefan 

      5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I get it my almond oil from Trader Joes. Your local health food store should have it or you can buy it on Amazon.

    • EGamboa profile image

      Eileen Gamboa 

      5 years ago from West Palm Beach

      Nice article. My feet are tingly just thinking about it. BTW, where do you get your pure almond oil. I found some once at a little Mexican restaurant, but since then, don't know where to look for it.


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