Five Ways to Make Homemade Foot Scrub

Five Ways to Make Homemade Foot Scrub

Emily Clayton headshotPosted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger

If you’re like me, you live in your sandals during summertime. But between the rough surfaces that beat your skin all summer and the dry winter air that’s here now, it isn’t long before you discover cracked heels or scratchy soles. Luckily, a homemade foot scrub is perfect to slough off dead skin and pamper tired toes as we shift into cozy socks season. Here are five great DIY foot scrub recipes you can use to give your feet a smooth, healthy glow.

Kitchen ingredients make the ideal mixture for a homemade foot scrub.

Look no further than your own kitchen for the ingredients you need to create a beneficial homemade foot scrub. You can pamper your cracked and weathered feet to reveal a healthy glow and smooth skin that won’t snag in your socks.

Foot Scrub Ingredients Basics

Each foot scrub is made through the same basic recipe, with the same three elements: coarse texture, oils, and aromatic ingredients, which can vary depending on how you want to use your homemade beauty products. Most of blends can be whipped up in a few minutes, which is perfect when you need to relax following a rough trek outside or some pampering after a long day at work.

coffee scrubStart by choosing your coarse texture, such as sea salt, Epsom salt, white sugar, or raw cane sugar. This coarse element’s grittiness helps to slough off dead and flaking outer layer, though coarser scrubs should be used with a lighter touch to avoid removing too much skin. Next, incorporate your chosen oil (or oils), which help moisturize the skin. When blending, you should aim for a 2:1 ratio of coarse texture to oil. Your last component will be the essential oils and other soothing ingredients to add a healing aroma, or a bit more pampering to your scrub.

lavender budsThe Foot Scrub Blends

Lemon Twist Foot Scrub

This scrub is ideal for when you need a little zing to get the day started. Feeling sluggish? Add a lemon twist to your morning shower!

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 5 to 6 drops lemon essential oil

Coffee Spice Foot Scrub

Not only is this warm recipe ideal for those winter blues, but the coffee is a great exfoliant that helps rev up your circulation, too.

  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup coffee grounds
  • 1 teaspoon of warm spices, such as nutmeg or cinnamon

Lavender Lullaby Foot Scrub

Bedtime awaits with the soothing aroma of lavender, and this scrub helps get your feet ready for sleep with its gentle scent.

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 5 to 6 drops lavender oil
  • 2 tablespoons lavender buds (optional)

Green Tea Tangerine Foot Scrub

When you’ve been working non-stop, your feet will show their stress. Help them refresh with an antioxidant-boosting green tea and zingy tangerine.

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 to 6 drops tangerine essential oil (orange works well too)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons of loose leaf green tea (or 2 to 3 tea bags)

Honey Mint Foot Scrub

You know honey is tasty, but did you also know it can help repair moisture and heal your skin? Treat your rough skin with this sweet concoction.

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 5 to 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

For each individual blend, mix all your ingredients together in one bowl. Whether you use them immediately or store in an air-tight glass container for later, remember these ingredients vary in their absorption abilities. Play with the formula until you find the one that works for you. Once your feet are soft and rejuvenated, feel free to lock in the moisture with a body lotion like Tom’s of Maine Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion.

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