Our feet are one of the most over-worked parts of our body; they take us everywhere we need to go, carrying all our weight every single day. Pampering our feet is the best way to show them a little gratitude for how they work and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Making your own foot scrub is a great way to give your feet a little TLC, it's super easy to do and costs only a few dollars. This is my go-to recipe for homemade foot scrub; it contains only 4 natural ingredients, Epsom Salt, Sweet Almond Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil, and it makes my feet feel amazing!
SOME BENEFITS OF EACH INGREDIENT:
Epsom Salt - Made of mineral magnesium sulfate, Epsom salt is easy to find and inexpensive. It boasts Many uses and benefits, including being a natural exfoliant, making Epsom salt great at treating dry skin and smoothing rough patches.
Sweet Almond Oil* - This is one of my favorite oils to use on my skin because it's a very mild oil that's safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Sweet almond oil is also very light, making it feel less greasy than some other oils and it easily absorbs into the skin.
Peppermint Essential Oil - This is a common ingredient found in many foot scrubs and lotions. This is because its cooling, tingling sensation helps refresh tried, achy feet.
Lavender Essential Oil - Perhaps the most well known and widely used essential oil, lavender oil mixes well with peppermint oil. It's relaxation and calming properties make it a wonderful addition to this foot scrub.
HERE'S HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE:
1 cup Epsom Salt
1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil*
7-10 drops each of Peppermint Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil
Mix everything together.
Store in a glass container with a tight fitting lid (I like to use a small mason jar).
*Sweet Almond Oil is extracted from raw almonds. If you have a nut allergy, you can substitute Extra Virgin Olive Oil to make this scrub. I recommend using a high quality, organic olive oil because some inexpensive brands use substitute ingredients.