Do you like spending time pampering yourself? If so, you’re going to love this easy homemade foot scrub recipe. It only takes two ingredients, and leaves your feet feeling soft and smooth. So go ahead and give it a try!
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DIY Foot Scrub Recipe
Summer is the time for sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet! But if you’re like me, your feet could use a little TLC before they’re ready to be shown off.
When it comes to fall and winter, I shove my feet in boots and basically pay no attention to them until spring. My feet really suffer from the lack of attention.
Now that the weather has started to warm up and I can wear flips and sandals again, I’m not ready to show off my sad, cracked feet. They need some serious exfoliating before I let them out so to speak. That’s where this homemade foot scrub comes into play.
Most foot scrubs require a number of ingredients, but this recipe only needs two! This easy scrub will help exfoliate your feet to remove dead skin, and soften your feet in no time. It’s perfect for a quick at-home pedicure.
So go ahead and give it a try – your feet will thank you!
How to Get Rid of Dead Skin on Feet
If your feet are looking a bit rough like mine then you need to exfoliate those sad things. Exfoliating your feet is important to maintaining soft, smooth skin.
When you exfoliate skin you are removing the dead skin cells and revealing the new, soft skin that’s underneath. A foot scrub is a great way to exfoliate the rough skin on your feet.
A good foot scrub will remove dead skin and calluses, providing a deeper level of cleanliness than just soap and water. It will also moisturize the skin to help maintain a soft appearance.
Exfoliating also helps to stimulate blood flow, which can reduce foot pain and promote healing. In addition, regular exfoliation can help to prevent fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. For best results, exfoliate your feet at least once a week.
Why Should I Make a Homemade Foot Scrub?
You know we like to make our own DIY natural products around here. That’s because we like to know exactly what is in the products we use on our bodies and in our homes.
We also like to save money and you can usually make your own products for less money but work as good if not better than the chemical-filled store bought stuff. This homemade foot scrub recipe will save you tons.
A natural foot scrub from the store costs between 12-25 dollars for as little as 8-10 ounces. That’s crazy. You can make your own foot scrub for much less.
Ingredients for DIY Foot Scrub
There are a ton of ingredients you can mix together to make a scrub. Once you know what to use, you really can mix and match ingredients to come up with your own personalized foot scrub.
The two main items you need are an exfoliator and a moisturizer.
What Exfoliator to Use In a Foot Scrub
You can use a number of natural ingredients to exfoliate the skin. Sugar, Baking Soda, Oatmeal, Coffee, and Salt are just a couple that you might have on hand.
For this foot scrub recipe, I’m using salt. There are plenty of foot scrub recipes out there that use sugar. While sugar is great for areas of the body with more sensitive skin, we use it in our facial scrub recipe and our DIY lip scrub, it’s not the best for your feet.
The skin on the bottom of your feet is tough stuff so while sugar will do some light exfoliating, it won’t get the job done when it comes to removing all that dead skin. Salt is more dense than sugar so it will scrub your feet without wearing down as fast. Salt is also more abrasive so it will do a better job at exfoliating.
Not all salt is the same though. When making a scrub you should use mineral-rich salt like episome, Himalayan, or sea salt. Regular old table salt will still slough off some dry skin but it can dry it out at the same time. That kinda defeats the purpose.
I’m using Dr Teal’s Restore & Replenish with Pink Himalayan salt. This mix uses himalayan and epsom salt, along with bergamot and sweet orange essential oils. Using a mix like this is why you only need two ingredients. All you have to do is combine the mix with the oil and you’ve got yourself an amazing scrub.
Dr Teals has tons of blends to choose from. If you want a soothing foot scrub then choose the eucalyptus and spearmint mix. Ease feet aches with the rosemary and mint wellness therapy mix.
I got my 3 lb mix from Walmart for $5. That’s a great price. You can make a ton of foot scrub or use some for a foot scrub and leave the rest for foot soaks and baths.
How to Pick a Moisturizer
You need to moisturize your feet not just exfoliate them. There are so many oils you can use for this.
Some great oils for moisturizing the skin are coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado oil, and olive oil.
Today I’ll be using avocado oil because I always have some in my pantry. It’s also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids and vitamin E which can help heal damaged, cracked skin. It’s going to soak into your skin and keep it hydrated for longer.
Essential Oils That Are Great In Foot Scrubs
If you decide to use a Dr Teal’s epsom salt mix then you don’t need essential oils which is great because not everyone has them at home. However, if you already have salt at home then you probably don’t want to buy another bag of salt. In this case, you’ll want to add your own essential oils to your homemade foot scrub.
Here are a couple of great essential oils for feet:
Eucalyptus – has cooling properties to help easy achy feet and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Juniper Berry – acts as a natural detoxifying agent and contains calming properties that boost relaxation.
Lavender – relives muscle aches, is anti-inflammatory, and helps heal various skin conditions.
Peppermint – provides a cooling sensation for quick pain relief and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Rosemary – relives muscle aches and mild inflammation.
Tea Tree – a powerful antiseptic that keeps bacteria and fungus away. Great if you have athlete’s foot, warts, or toenail fungus.
How To Make Foot Scrub
Let’s go ahead and make this foot scrub. It’s crazy simple. All you have to do is mix the salt with the oil.
- 1 cup of Dr Teal’s epsom salt mix of your choice
- 5 tablespoons of oil
(If not using the epsom salt mix with essential oils then you’ll want to add 15-20 drops of your essential oil of choice.)
Mix the ingredients together and store in an air tight jar. Use once or twice a week.
This stuff will last for a couple of months as long as you don’t get water in it and use clean hands to scoop the scrub out of the jar.
How to Use DIY Foot Scrub
For the best results, you’ll want to soften your feet before using the scrub. A foot soak is the best way to do this.
If you want to do a foot soak then you’ll fill a basin with warm to hot water depending on your preference. If you are using the epsom salt then you can throw a tablespoon of the leftover salt in with the water.
Place your feet in the water and soak them for ten minutes. This will help soften the skin on your feet.
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Next, grab about a teaspoon of foot scrub mix and start rubbing it in circular motions on one foot. This can be a bit messy so make sure to keep your foot over the basin of water.
Keep rubbing the scrub into your feet making sure to spend more time on rough areas. After a couple of minutes go ahead and put your foot back in the basin of water and switch feet.
Once both feet are done, rinse them off really well and pat them dry. Your feet will be a little slick from the oil so watch your step. I like to put on some good socks once I’m done to protect feet while the oil sinks into the skin.
You can use this foot scrub in the shower but you need to be careful. The oil on your feet can make things slippery. I wouldn’t use a foot scrub in the shower unless you have a bench to sit on. You also want to keep water out of your foot scrub which can be tricky in the shower.
Homemade Foot Scrub
This DIY Foot Scrub is one of the easiest homemade beauty recipes we’ve ever shared. You should totally give it a try. It’s a great way to get soft, summer ready feet and pamper yourself.
A scrub always makes an easy last minute gift so keep this recipe handy and make it for friends and family. Just add a cute tag and some ribbon to the jar and you are all set.
I hope you enjoy this homemade foot scrub as much as I do!
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DIY Foot Scrub
- 1 1 cup measuring cup
- 1 tablespoon
- 1 spoon for mixing ingredients
- 1 small glass bowl for mixing ingredients
- 1 small air-tight glass jar for storing foot scrub
- 1 cup salt sea, epsom, Himalayan salt (I used Dr Teals)
- 5 tbsp Avocado oil or your favorite skin healthy oil
- 20 drops essential oil/s if not using Dr Teals
- Measure out your salt and oil.
- Dump both in the small bowl and mix them up. If your mix seems a little dry for your taste then add a little more oil in. Don't get crazy though. You want the salt to most of the work.
- Drop 20 drops of essential oil into your mix (if you aren't using the Dr Teals). You can mix essential oils if you like. Just make sure to divide the 20 drops between them.
- Put your homemade foot scrub in an airtight container to store.