Natural Peppermint Foot Scrub To Soothe Achy Dry Cracked Feet

Pampering Peppermint Foot Scrub

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

This healing peppermint foot scrub helps ease sore feet plus it softens skin and helps heal cracked heels.

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 1 cup


Make it!

Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature so it will require melting beforehand. Measure sugar into a mason jar, then pour melted coconut oil in. healing peppermint foot scrub recipeAdd essential oil drops and stir well.How to make a healing peppermint foot scrubAdd in dried herbs for additional texture and for visual appeal. I like to use dried mint, lavender, and chamomile from my herb garden.This healing foot scrub will soothe feet with all-natural ingredients

Tip: If you don’t have dried herbs handy you can use the contents of a mint tea bag.

To Use: First soak feet to soften skin. You can use warm water and this Gardener’s Herbal Foot Soak Recipe. Apply scrub to heels and massage well to loosen dry, rough skin. Rinse well and apply Ultra Healing Foot Balm. Your feet will feel like new!

Gardeners Foot Soak (Medium)

Ultra healing peppermint foot balm to soothe dry, cracked feet and heels

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Ellie
    EllieFebruary 5,15

    Can you tell me how long this will keep. Looks so easy to make and cute idea for easy gift

  2. Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 6,15

    Hi Ellie, if you make it then seal it in a jar and store it in the fridge it should last for about 8 weeks. Once opened it can start to break down and if you keep it in the shower, you’ll run into problems if water gets into the jars as the scrub can quickly become moldy. I still find that any made with coconut oil will last for weeks in the shower (I use a little spoon to remove the scrub to not introduce water) but I can’t say that will be the same for everyone.

  3. victoria ingham
    victoria inghamMarch 20,15

    Hello just letting you know ive made this scrub and its wonderful I followed the recipe and my feet are just getting way better ive tried lots of scrubs for feet no avail so its got to be the peppermint so thankyou so much

  4. Kate
    KateJanuary 11,16

    I need to try this as soon as possible! I wear heels all day long and in this cold weather, it is hard to escape dry soles. I’ve tried rubbing natural coconut oil but never would have thought of a coconut scrub with essential oils! I think I will have to give my self a good old fashion pedicure at home! I am pinning this!

  5. Jackie
    JackieFebruary 25,16

    Since I don’t have a garden, what type of store will I find dried herbs.

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseFebruary 25,16

      Hi Jackie, you can use herbal tea! Just open the bags of mint or chamomile to use. Or you can leave the herbs out and just use the oil and sugar, it will still work just fine.

  6. Jackie
    JackieMarch 3,16


    How do you use this, you just rub it on your feet, do it have to be rinsed off.

  7. Caryn
    CarynMay 29,16

    Soak your feet for like half an hour. I found this listerine foot soak online, and you pretty much can wipe away the dead skin. For anything that’s left, use a pumice stone or a foot file. Then use coconut oil or lotion and wear some thick socks!

  8. Daenna
    DaennaJune 9,16

    I love this it makes my feet feel so fresh and clean thank you so much.

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