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Pampering Peppermint Coconut Foot Scrub

If your feet are dry and rough, or just in need of a little pick-me-up, this peppermint foot scrub is just what you need. This simple DIY scrub takes just minutes to put together but will provide you with hours of relief.

Peppermint sugar scrub in a jar with spoon

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, the coconut oil will soften cracks, and soothing peppermint essential oil has a cooling effect. Update: follow this foot scrub with an all-natural healing foot balm recipe

The Benefits of Foot Scrubs

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? Let me tell you!

Simple to Make

First, diy foot scrubs are simple to make. Not only does it typically take just minutes to put together, but you can usually find all of the ingredients around the house. This makes sugar scrubs 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! 

Customized Skin-Healing Ingredients

Second, you can be very creative with ingredients. Generally, you start with sugar and oil as the base. Then, the fun really begins. Sure, you can leave the sugar and oil as is and have a nice scrub, but why not dress it up a bit?

Here are just a few things that this particular sugar scrub has in it:

  • Scent – in this particular recipe, I use peppermint essential oil and a peppermint tea bag.
  • Medicinal properties – peppermint does more than just add a nice scent, however. It also provides a tingling, cooling relief that feet absolutely love.
  • Skin healing – one of the major benefits of using coconut oil is that it naturally contains anti-fungal properties. This makes it especially excellent for use on hardworking feet.

homemade sugar scrub in a jar

Makes Your Skin Feel Great

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.

Great Gift Idea

With all those benefits wrapped into one package, why not double or even triple the recipe below and share it with a few friends? This is a DIY gift that absolutely everyone will love.

I like to package this in wide-mouth mason jars, and for a little extra touch, I will add a chalkboard label and even a cute wooden scoop sometimes.

If you are looking for other gift wrapping ideas, take a look at this post about natural and eco-friendly ways to wrap presents.

How to Make Peppermint Foot Scrub

Alright, let’s talk about how you actually make this peppermint foot scrub.

Remember, 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, particularly when followed with this magnesium lotion.

Ingredients Needed:

The following recipe makes 400g  of sugar scrub.

Make it!

Layout 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. It is very difficult to work with coconut oil straight out of the jar as it does not mix well.

ingredients for peppermint coconut sugar scrub

In a bowl, mix together the sugar and the coconut oil.

mixing the ingredients of a peppermint sugar scrub

Empty the contents of the teabag into a small bowl. Sprinkle the herbs into the sugar scrub. You can choose as much or as little as you would like to add, keeping in mind that adding more herbs can make the scrub more abrasive.

adding dried herbs to scrub recipe

To give a minty green color to the scrub, add in some spirulina powder as a natural colorant. You can play with how much you’d like to add. I kept mine on the lighter side because I prefer a softer green.

spirulina powder being added to peppermint sugar scrub to give it a green color

Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. That may not seem like very much, but I promise you, a little goes a long way. This is particularly true of peppermint oil!

Adding mint essential oil to sugar scrub mix

Stir the ingredients together and scoop into a lidded jar.

stirring mint coconut sugar scrub

Give it!

To give this as a present, simply 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.

How to Store Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This scrub will need to be used within 3 months. It will be okay on a bathroom counter for a few days, but anything you keep longer will need to be stored in a refrigerator to extend shelf life.

mint scrub label on a jar - a gift of peppermint sugar scrub

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DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Give sore, tired feed the ultimate pampering with this DIY peppermint foot scrub. Coconut oil will soothe and heal skin while sugar gently exfoliates and peppermint provides cooling relief.
Cost $5


  • 1 Airtight jar



  • In a bowl, mix together the sugar and the softened coconut oil.
  • Add the contents of the peppermint tea bag.
  • Sprinkle in some spirulina powder as a natural colorant.
  • Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.
  • Stir together and add to a lidded jar.


  1. Can fresh mint be substituted for the tea? If so, how much chopped mint leaves do you suggest?

  2. Hi Stepnhanie I love your ideas
    I just made the mint one but it’s very melted and soft
    I got the coconut oil straight from the jar
    Maybe the warm weather in Australia doesn’t help much
    Also it’s very dark green as I used organic raw sugar hehhe

    Have a questions
    Are the products just ideal for present or they are safe so I could sale then with my candle business ?

    Thanks a lot
    Mariana : )

    • Hi!, yes, coconut oil needs to be cooler to stay solid, so keep it in the fridge.

      Many folks sell products based on my recipes. You are more than welcome to do so as well, just make sure you are researching what you need to do to safely market and sell these. My recipes are intended to be made for personal use, so you will have to figure out what is safe and legal for selling just as you do for the rest of your business.

  3. Hi Stephanie
    I have made this scrub for myself but have found that the coconut oil solidifies and makes this impossible to use unless I melt it first. Is this correct?

    • It does solidify in cool temperatures, so use a spoon to scoop some out, it will warm in your hands or the shower and be luxurious on your skin!

  4. 5 stars
    This is my favorite foot scrub! I make extra to give away to family. I just had to convert the grams to cups.


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