What do achy, dry, rough feet need? A little pampering straight from the garden! That’s right, even your feet benefit from a little garden therapy. This peppermint foot scrub is made specifically for feet. Exfoliating sugar and dried herbs will scrub away rough skin, coconut oil will soften cracks, and soothing peppermint essential oil has a cooling effect. Update: follow this foot scrub with this all-natural healing foot balm recipe!
Sugar scrubs are all the rage. You will find endless recipes for them just by scrolling pages of social media. What’s the appeal, you ask? First, they are simple to make, and you can usually find the ingredients you need around the house. This makes them a fabulous way to get started if you want to learn how to make your own all-natural skincare products.
You can see all of the products I use in the Natural Skincare Series here. Before you ask, no, I don’t sell any of them. I make them for myself, friends, and family, and post the recipes for everyone else!
Second, you can be very creative with ingredients. Generally you start with sugar and oil, then it’s up to you what to add for scent, medicinal properties, and skin healing.
Third, they make your skin feel fantastic! I won’t go too far into the adjectives here because I can’t do justice to the smooth, soft, baby skin that you have hidden just beneath that outer layer. Just try it and you will see.
This recipe is perfect for feet. You can certainly use it all over your body, and I have, but I love this for cooling and soothing feet. The secret is in the peppermint essential oil. It has a stimulating and cooling effect on the skin, that can really perk up tired feet. If you are prone to foot or leg cramps, a massage with this oil will feel terrific.
Makes 400g sugar scrub
Use within 3 months; store in refrigerator to extend shelf life.
- 250 g of sugar
- 125 g virgin coconut oil, softened
- 1 mint tea bag
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Spirulina powder (optional)
Lay out your ingredients. Note: set the coconut oil out in a warm place so that it softens but does not completely melt. Look for the consistency of softened butter for baking.
In a bowl, cream together the sugar and the coconut oil.
Empty the contents of a tea bag into a small bowl. Sprinkle the herbs into the sugar scrub. You can choose as much or as little you would like to add, keeping in mind that adding more herbs can make the scrub more abrasive.
To give a minty green color to the scrub, add in some spirulina powder as a natural colorant.
Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Stir the ingredients together and scoop into a lidded jar.
Package the scrub in a jar with a chalkboard label, then use a liquid chalk pen to write the label. Wrap jute twine around the top of the jar just under the lid and tie in a bow.
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