Homemade Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe With Epsom Salt
Tired of rough skin on your feet? Do you want to bring some natural softness to your toes? You don’t need to splash out on expensive foot scrubs, try a DIY foot scrub today!
You don’t need commercial cosmetics with a long list of chemical additives. This exfoliating foot scrub has only 5 ingredients, and is super easy to make.
We’re using epsom salts for the exfoliating power in this foot scrub recipe, with coconut oil and peach kernel oil to help moisturise and soften your skin.
The peppermint essential oil is optional, but we love the scent of peppermint! Better still, peppermint essential oil is naturally antibacterial, and the menthol it contains can be antifungal too. All round, peppermint is a great choice for foot scrub recipes.
The polysorbate 80 in this DIY foot scrub recipe helps the oils wash out of the bath or shower, you definitely don’t want your feet to be too slippery!
Try our simple homemade foot scrub recipe today!
- Extra virgin coconut oil 50g
- Peach kernel oil 46g | 50ml
- Epsom salt 200g
- Peppermint oil 5g | 6ml
- Polysorbate 80 5g | 5ml
1. Weigh the coconut and peach kernel oil
- Weigh your coconut oil and peach kernel oil into a heatproof bowl or jug.
- Gently heat your oils, mixing until they have melted together. You can use a bowl over a pan of simmering water, or short bursts in the microwave.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
2. Blend the peppermint oil and polysorbate
- Weigh the peppermint oil and polysorbate (weight is much more accurate than volume for small quantities).
- Mix together until combined.
- Blend into your coconut and peach oil mixture when it has cooled.
3. Add the salt and mix
- Measure your salt and mix it into your oils
- Mix thoroughly and then put it in the fridge
- Give it a good mix every 30-45mins. The oils will slowly start to solidify, and we want the salt to be evenly spread through the foot scrub.
Here's our finished peppermint foot scrub, ready to go!
How to use it
We recommend you use your peppermint foot scrub in the bath, it is much easier than using it in the shower. However, it is possible to use it in the shower, just beware of slippery feet!
Here’s how to apply it:
- Take a small amount of homemade foot scrub in the palm of your hand
- Rub your hands together to spread it out
- Massage the scrub into your feet
- Feel the exfoliating power of homemade foot scrub!
Start with testing it on a small area of your foot first, and then use it once a week for amazingly soft feet.
Now that you've learned how to make a peppermint foot scrub, why not continue your DIY beauty journey?
- Learn how to make a body scrub with our body scrub recipe
- Try making a clay face mask with our simple clay face mask recipe
- Interested in soap making? Try our rosemary melt and pour soap recipe
Did you give it a go? Comment below and let us know how you got on