A great way to take care of yourself is to take care of your feet.
Somehow, lavishing a little care and attention on that often-ignored part of your body can give your whole mood a lift.
These quick, easy-to-make foot scrub recipes will not only perk you up, but they'll also leave your feet smooth, soft and smelling wonderful.
I've included a bonus aromatherapy foot soak recipe, as well as some more skincare suggestions for foot lotion, moisturizing oil and a shea butter massage bar to follow the homemade foot scrub. Enjoy!
This minty-sweet foot scrub recipe cools and revives tired, aching feet, energizes your whole body and at the same time cleanses by killing odor causing bacteria. Start with a skin-softening foot soak (recipe below) to really amplify the effects of your homemade foot scrub.
1 cup (180g) Cornmeal
1/4 cup (55g) Sea Salt or Epsom Salt
5 drops Peppermint essential oil
4 drops Tea Tree essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil
2 to 4 tablespoons Sweet Almond oil (per use)
This homemade foot scrub recipe uses salt and vinegar to deodorize feet and balance pH. Its combination of peppermint, lavender and black pepper essential oils soothes pain and relaxes your body while boosting healthy energy. Scrubbing helps improve circulation. Awesome!
1 cup (225g) Sea Salt
4 drops Peppermint essential oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Black Pepper essential oil
2 tablespoons (30ml) Cider Vinegar (per use)
1/4 to 1/2 cup Olive oil or Shea Butter (per use)
This foot soak is terrific for sore, achy feet at the end of a long day.
Soothing, cooling and great for easing soreness and tension, you can use it on its own or follow it with a foot scrub.
If you want to make it extra effective for achy, tired feet, use arnica or rosemary oil to ramp up its soothing powers.
Jojoba and kukui nut oils are especially good for dry, thirsty skin.
1 cup (125g) Baking Soda
5 drops Peppermint essential oil
4 drops Eucalyptus OR Lavender essential oil
1 drop Geranium essential oil
1 teaspoon Carrier Oil of your choice
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Having said that, I have to share another supplier for essential oils
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Here's how I see it...
Beyond Foot Scrub Recipes
Why stop at scrubbing your feet? Check out these other yummy, easy body and facial scrubs and get glowing skin all over...
Also called 'body polishes' or 'salt glows', these exfoliating body treatments help remove rough, dry skin and unclog pores, leaving you smooth, soft and silky, and smelling wonderful.
Make your own homemade facials tailored to your particular skin type.
You can also use the Search Box below to look for skincare recipes with your favorite ingredients in them.
For example, if you want to make lotions and potions using peppermint, simply type in the word "peppermint" (without the quotes) and click on the Search button. Every recipe on this site that contains peppermint essential oil or peppermint leaves will pop up. Try one or try them all!