DIY Foot Scrub

Make your own foot scrub. Your feet will feel pampered and your skin will love you.

You Will Need:     

  • 1 cup of Epsom salts, sea salt or granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil 

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

  • 15 drops of essential oils (see combinations below)

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Mixing bowl

  • Glass jar with a rubber seal

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How To Mix It All Together:

Combine the coconut and olive oil together in the mixing bowl

Add the essential oils

Then add the sugar (or salt) and stir until all the oils have been distributed throughout the mix.

Transfer the scrub to the jar and seal tightly.

Store it in a cool dry place between uses.

Notes:

Below are my two favorite essential oil combinations. Play around until you find the mix that you prefer. I wanted oils that were healing (lavender), antimicrobial (tea tree), promoted circulation (eucalyptus), and was anti-bacterial (lemon and peppermint).

Essential Oil Combinations:

5 drops peppermint, 5 drops tea tree, 5 drops lavender, or

7 drops lemon, 8 drops eucalyptus

I use granulated sugar in my scrub because it is not as abrasive as salt. If you use sugar in your scrub you could double it up as a body or hand scrub too. I love to use it on my hands after a day in the garden. Apply a generous amount of hand cream afterward. 

 

Caution:

Don't scrub your feet daily. You could dry your skin out. Once or twice a week is plenty. Follow each scrub with moisturizer and massage the cream or oil into your skin.

I avoid table salt because it is too coarse. If you want to use salt rather choose fine sea salt. 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.

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