Pedi Foot Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil

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Need a natural pedi foot scrub recipe that really works? Then you’re in luck! I’ve just shared a fab new natural skin care recipe for a pedi foot scrub with coconut oil over at The Nourished Life blog!

Pedi Foot Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil! This super exfoliating pedi foot scrub recipe with coconut oil will leave your feet feeling like you just had a professional spa pedicure! Made with all natural ingredients, this pedi foot scrub exfoliates with fine sea salt and pumice. It then hydrates skin with shea butter and coconut oil for softer, smoother feet with every use!

Let’s face it. In today’s crazy busy world it can be darn near impossible to squeeze in enough time for yourself – especially if you have a family you’re always putting first. So finding the time for a pedicure is probably laughably impossible. But at the same time it’s the end of summer in retail land. Which means so many super cute summer shoes are now on sale! And you still have some time to put some wear into them. (And maybe sneak in a vacation before fall. One can hope.)

Anyhow, if you’ve ever been on the wrong side of a mean girl, then you know someone is going to hear about it if you’re foot are in serious need of attention. So order some supplies, pour a glass a wine – pour the wine AFTER you shop or oops! – and whip up my exfoliating pedi foot scrub recipe on a night after the kids have gone to bed.

Pedi Foot Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil! This super exfoliating pedi foot scrub recipe with coconut oil will leave your feet feeling like you just had a professional spa pedicure! Made with all natural ingredients, this pedi foot scrub exfoliates with fine sea salt and pumice. It then hydrates skin with shea butter and coconut oil for softer, smoother feet with every use!

My natural pedi foot scrub recipe with coconut oil will leave your feet feeling like you just had a professional pedicure – without the expensive trip to the spa. It’s crafted with all natural ingredients like sea salt and pumice, shea butter and coconut oil. Use it daily for softer, smoother feet. And don’t forget to paint those toenails with your favorite nail polish to complete your summer look!

You can find my super exfoliating pedi foot scrub recipe now over at The Nourished Life blog here. I hope you enjoy it! And if you do make it, be sure to share it with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram so I can see how it turned out!

This natural neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking great with exfoliating salt and pumice and anti-fungal neem and tea tree oils.

If you like my pedi foot scrub recipe, then you may also like some of my other foot care recipes including my neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe, my cracked heel repair balm recipe, my natural foot repair salve recipe, my natural soothing foot soak recipe, my natural rosemary & neem oil foot salve recipe, and my natural exfoliating foot scrub recipe.

Need nail polish ideas? Check out this fun nail polish look from Julep!

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How to Make Homemade Scrubs

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Learn how to make homemade scrubs for yourself or to sell! Whether you're making homemade body scrubs or salt or sugar scrubs this DIY will get you started!

Ever wanted to know how to make homemade scrubs? This simple bath and body tutorial will tell you how to make homemade scrubs for yourself or to sell and how to size them perfectly from the start to fit into your desired container! Whether you’re making homemade body scrubs, facial scrubs or homemade salt or sugar scrubs this DIY will get you started.

Learn how to make homemade scrubs for yourself or to sell! Whether you're making homemade body scrubs or salt or sugar scrubs this DIY will get you started!

How to make homemade scrubs from scratch.

While you don’t have to have a digital scale to make your own homemade scrubs, it’s highly recommended that you buy one. A digital scale will especially come in handy if you want to recreate your homemade scrub recipes exactly or want to make a large batch to fill multiple same size containers of your choosing either to sell or as DIY wedding favors for example.

I also find that using graduated transfer pipettes comes in handy when you need to measure out essential oils or fragrances in small quantities. You can use a digital scale for this as well, but there will be times when you need to switch to smaller increments of measure, like grams rather than ounces for smaller sized scrubs. Graduated transfer pipettes allow for accurate liquid measurements when using the weight of a product doesn’t quite work, for example, if the amount of essential oil you’re using is less than a gram.

What to do.

1. Begin by choosing your container. For my homemade scrubs recipes that were created for this article I used an 8 oz. plastic low profile jar with a straight sided lid. Pantry jars also work great for homemade scrubs!

2. Determine the dry ingredients you’ll be using for your scrub. This may include sugar, cosmetic salts, pumice powder, ground walnut shell powder, apricot kernel meal, poppy seeds, etc. – ingredients that would be used for exfoliation. You may also want to include other ingredients like powdered flower botanicals or cosmetic clays for their skin care properties. You can also use things like activated charcoal powder for acne prone skin.

3. If you are using two dry ingredients in equal quantity, fill your container you’ve chosen half way with the first dry ingredient. Place a large glass bowl onto your digital scale and hit tare. Now fill the glass bowl with dry ingredient number one. Record how much this ingredient in the amount poured into your bowl weighs in your unit of choice – either ounces or grams – on paper for your recipe.

4. Repeat step three for your second dry ingredient hitting tare on your scale before adding the next ingredient so you can record the amount used. (Likewise if you want three equal ingredients roughly fill the container you are using one third of the way with each ingredient. Or for two thirds one ingredient and one third another, it would work the same way.)

5. Now choose the oil(s) you’d like to use for your homemade scrub recipe. You’ll want to choose the oils that have the skin care properties you’re looking for in your final body scrub. If you don’t want a homemade scrub that leaves a heavy or oily feeling residue on your skin after rinsing, the opt for dry oils like fractionated coconut oil, hemp seed oil, and rosehip seed oil. Or combine a dry oil with a lesser amount of a heavier oil, like olive. You can also choose to use part or all cosmetic butters depending on your personal preferences.

If you are using a butter or butters, melt the butter(s) first separately in different containers.

Hit tare on your scale. Now slowly pour the oil(s) or butter(s) of your choice into the dry ingredients one at a time, whisking with a fork as you go.

6. Once you pour and mix the first ingredient in, record the weight of that ingredient. Press tare on the digital scale and add your second oil or butter, whisking as you go. Record the amount of oil or butter used.

7. Repeat the process of adding and recording the amount of oil and/or butter used until your scrub reaches your desired consistency.

8. Now tally the weight of all of the ingredients used so far. This will determine the amount of fragrance oil or essential oil you’ll need to scent your scrub.

If you are using a fragrance oil to scent your homemade scrub recipe be sure to first choose a skin safe fragrance oil. Follow the supplier’s information on the maximum safe usage for using the fragrance oil in your scrubs. For most fragrance oils I would recommend using up to 3% of your total product weight in fragrance oil. So if your scrub weighs 10 oz., you would multiply 10 x .03 for .3 oz. of fragrance oil. Use less for a lighter scent or the max for a heavier fragrance.

For essential oils you’d also need to follow manufacturer guidelines. You will also use a lesser amount of essential oils as they are more potent. I recommend not exceeding 1 – 1.5% of essential oil(s). Or a good rule of thumb for small batches is up to 12 drops per ounce. This is where your graduated transfer pipettes come in handy for smaller scrub recipes. 20 drops of essential oil is equal to about 1 mL. For a 10 oz. scrub you can use up to 120 drops of essential oil or 6 mL essential oil. 1% of 10 oz. is .1 oz. essential oil (.01 x 10=.1) and 1.5% is .15 oz. (.015 x 10=.15) essential oil. When adding your essential oil in mL also be sure to tare out the weight on your scale first so you can record the weight in case you are wanting to make a much larger batch down the road. This will allow you to easily double, triple or even quadruple your recipe and get the exact same homemade scrub recipe no matter how you scale it.

9. Whisk your choice of fragrance oil or essential oil into your homemade scrub until it’s fully incorporated, then spoon the final scrub into the container of your choice.

10. Now simply screw the lid on your homemade scrub and label as desired!

A few tips and notes.

Should you choose to use water based products in your homemade scrub recipe in lieu of some of the oil – such as aloe vera gel – add it the same as you would the oil(s) or melted butter(s) in step 5. However, keep in mind that when using any sort of water based product in your homemade scrub recipe, you MUST use a preservative.

You can help extend the shelf life of the oils in your scrub by adding antioxidants like rosemary extract or vitamin E oil. Keep in mind antioxidants will NOT preserve your homemade scrubs or prevent the growth of bacteria, mold or fungus that can thrive in products where water is introduced. Antioxidants will only help to prevent your oils from going rancid. Despite popular myth, grapefruit seed extract does not take the place of a proper preservative. In addition, ingredients like tea tree oil – which is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral also should not be used in lieu of a proper preservative as for it to be effective it would have to be used in quantities much higher than what is considered skin safe.

Keep in mind that some essential oils can cause skin irritation or sensitivity or should not be used by women who are pregnant. Be sure to fully research all of your essential oils you intend to use so you are informed and what is safe for the intended recipient.

Ready for some homemade scrub recipes?

Here are two easy homemade scrub recipes to help get you started. The first is a simple four ingredient scrub formulated by my amazing day job co-worker, Samantha. She chose rosehip seed oil for her homemade scrub recipe as it left her skin feeling soft but not greasy after use. It was scented with a vanilla & fig fragrance oil but, of course, you can choose your own favorite fragrance.

The second I created with a sugar and salt combo and lightly scented with the fresh fragrance of lemongrass and basil. This homemade scrub is the same one pictured in this tutorial in the first two photographs.

Vanilla & Fig Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. pumice powder
2.5 oz. sugar
2.75 oz. rosehip seed oil
.2 oz. Vanilla & Fig fragrance oil, or FO of choice

Instructions:

Weigh out the dry ingredients, using a digital scale, into a glass bowl. Mix with a fork.

Now weigh out the rosehip seed oil and fragrance oil and whisk into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Spoon into an 8 oz. container of your choice.

Lemon & Basil Body Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.25 oz. Epsom salt
2.75 oz. sugar
1.5 oz. rosehip seed oil
1.5 mL lemongrass essential oil
.5 mL sweet (India) basil essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the Epsom salt and sugar into a glass bowl. Mix with a fork.

Next weigh out the rosehip seed oil (or other carrier oil of your choice) and whisk into the dry ingredients until fully coated.

Using a clean graduated transfer pipette for each essential oil, measure out the lemongrass and sweet basil essential oils and whisk in the scrub.

Now spoon the body scrub into an 8 oz. container of your choice.

For even more of my homemade body scrub recipes, visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of my favorite bath and beauty recipes from around the web.

Discover all of all my new beauty and skin care recipes and tutorials by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr. Or find and follow me on FacebookTwitter, G+ and Instagram.

(Psst. You can find the clear square glass candle jar featured in my top scrub photograph at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)


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Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe

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This natural neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking great with exfoliating salt and pumice and anti-fungal neem and tea tree oils.

This natural neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking and feeling great year round! Natural salts and fine ground pumice exfoliate dead skin cells and rough calluses while gentle kaolin clay helps to detox skin. In addition, naturally anti-fungal neem oil and tea tea tree oil work together in this neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe to help keep feet fungus free or to aid in clearing up any existing conditions like toe nail fungus or athlete’s foot!

This natural neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking great with exfoliating salt and pumice and anti-fungal neem and tea tree oils.

Natural Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.4 oz. dead sea salt (or fine pink Himalayan salt)
6.5 oz. pumice powder
3.6 oz. Epsom salt
.3 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
2.5 oz. safflower oil
2.5 oz. hemp seed oil
.5 oz. neem oil
4 mL tea tree oil
2 mL lemongrass, rosemary or lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out salt, pumice and clay into a large glass bowl. Mix well.

In a separate container weigh out the safflower, hemp seed and neem oils. Then using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the essential oils and stir into the oil mixture.

This natural neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking great with exfoliating salt and pumice and anti-fungal neem and tea tree oils.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the oil mixture, using a fork to whisk the ingredients together as you go. Once the ingredients for this neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe are thoroughly combined, spoon into an 16 oz. jar. (I used an 16 oz. straight sided amber plastic jar with a black smooth plastic lined cap from SKS Bottle & Packaging. You can purchase these jars in bulk for homemade gifts or for packaging for products you are making to sell here.)

Now screw the lid onto your jar and label as desired.

Use this foot scrub daily in the bath or shower by massaging onto wet feet then rinsing and patting dry. Then follow with my natural foot repair salve recipe with neem oil. You’ll love how soft your skin feels afterwards! Plus, because this neem oil and tea tree foot scrub recipe is made using fine ground pumice, you can also use it as natural body scrub to exfoliate and soften other rough or dry skin areas.

If you’re selling this neem oil and tea tree foot scrub, be sure to label your product to FDA guidelines. It’s also highly recommended you use a preservative in this product to prevent mold and bacteria should water be introduced into the product during normal use. You may also want to consider using either vitamin E or rosemary extract to help extend the shelf life of the oils used.

For even more of my natural skin care recipes be sure to follow me on Pinterest for collections of my favorite bath and beauty recipes from around the web.

Discover all of all my new beauty and skin care recipes by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr. Or find and follow me on FacebookTwitter, G+ and Instagram.


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DIY Natural Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe

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DIY Natural Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe - Best Ever Foot Scrub with Pumice and Walnut Shell Powder Along with Moisture Rich Oils and Butters for Dry, Winter Feet

With winter here, and a ridiculously cold one at that, our skin tends to dry out. And without the option of sandals, we tend to forget things that aren’t often seen in winter – our feet. Of course, this just makes spring all the more difficult as we rush to find every exfoliating and moisturizing product on the planet to get our feet back in tip top shape ASAP. However, there’s no need to put yourself through that pre-spring stress of beauty and total foot perfection. Simply start exfoliating and moisturizing those tired, dry feet now with what very well could be one of the best ever natural homemade foot scrub recipes ever.

This all natural homemade foot scrub recipe isn’t a mess of slippery oils, but rather a creamy combination of natural shea and cocoa butters and non-greasy argan and sweet almond oils. Fine ground pumice and walnut shell powder lend their supercharged exfoliating properties, while sea salt and tea tree oil help to promote healing. Plus there’s a touch of peppermint for a fresh, cool scent.

Natural Exfoliating Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.65 oz. fine sea salt
.5 oz. walnut shell powder
.5 oz. fine pumice powder
.5 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.75 oz. argan oil
.25 oz. sweet almond oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

To create this homemade foot scrub recipe you’ll need a digital kitchen scale as well as a transfer pipette or dropper if your essential oils don’t already have droppers.

Begin by weighing out the shea and cocoa butters, then melt them in either a double boiler or the microwave. Next weigh out the argan and sweet almond oils and stir into the melted butters. Add the essential oils, then weigh all remaining dry ingredients and stir into the butter and oil mixture. Allow to cool completely. If any of the oil and butter settles on the top, simply re-mix all of the ingredients with a fork to fully incorporate then spoon into a 4 oz. container of your choice.

For more creative DIY natural beauty recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest! (Also go behind the scenes of photographing this project.)


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Natural Homemade Beauty Recipes for Summer Skin

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Peppermint isn’t just for candy canes and winter treats. It’s perfect for summer too! Not only does it offer a lovely cooling effect – I use it in my Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe – but peppermint essential oil also helps to repel those awful biting insects. (You can combine it with a blend of several of these essential oils – Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Catnip, and Lavender – along with some witch hazel to make a homemade natural bug repellent.)

Natural DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe and Other Essential Oils and Skin Care Recipes Perfect for Summer and Keeping Biting Insects at BaySo naturally I’m happy to recommend this easy all natural recipe via Blah Blah Magazine for crafting your own Homemade Peppermint Foot Scrub. Just combine three simple ingredients – I’d opt for the Epsom salts over the sugar since it never fails that I get bit by swarms of insects in the summer the sweeter I am – and in under five minutes you’re ready to get your feet into tip top shape for those new sandals you’ve been dying to wear. Follow up at night with Cybele’s Handmade Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe followed by a pair of socks overnight and say bye bye to dry, cracked feet.

And just in case you want to cover all of your bases – or rather your body – Blah Blah Magazine (Yes! This is an amazing blog!) also has a recipe for a Homemade Zesty Lime and Coconut Whipped Body Butter and a Homemade Cuticle Oil Recipe scented with a summery blend of lemon and lavender essential oils. (Don’t just reserve that lime essential oil for the bath though. It’s great for making homemade non-toxic cleaning products too!)

Homemade Soap Recipe - Coconut Citrus Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap RecipeFor more fun with summer citrus, give these luscious Homemade Citrus Coconut Soaps via Petit Elefant a try. It’s made from a natural, detergent free shea butter soap base, fresh citrus zest, shaved coconut and sweet orange essential oil. Or try an avocado and banana hair mask, lavender hand & foot wash, and pumpkin & papaya facial mask with natural beauty recipes courtesy of Brunch at Saks. Or give our fine feathered friends some love by drying sliced oranges and apples in the oven and crafting a tasty, edible birdhouse with fruits, nuts and seed.

Grow your own lavender or just simply in love with the benefits lavender offers? Visit Live in Art to learn how to craft your own Natural Homemade Lavender Salve from a lavender blossom oil infusion, beeswax, and vitamin E oil. For more fun summer bath and beauty recipes and projects, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest!


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