Homemade Peppermint Foot Scrub Soap Recipe

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This cold process homemade peppermint foot scrub soap recipe is made using all natural essential oils and fine ground pumice powder for exfoliation.It’s sandal season! If your feet are in need of some extra love, then you’ll definitely want to add this natural homemade peppermint foot scrub soap recipe to your beauty arsenal! It exfoliates with natural walnut shell powder and fine ground pumice to help keep feet smooth and soft. Don’t just use it during warm months though! This soap is perfect for skin care use year round for a more beautiful you!

Homeamde Peppermint Foot Scrub Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7.2 oz. 76° melt point (refined) coconut oil
10.8 oz. rice bran oil
10.8 oz. pomace olive oil
5.4 oz. sustainable palm oil
2 oz. refined shea butter

4.8 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)
12 fluid oz. distilled water

At trace:

1 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. peppermint essential oil
3 ml eucalyptus essential oil
3 ml tea tree essential oil
1 Tablespoon walnut shell powder
1 Tablespoon fine ground pumice powder
1 teaspoon titanium dioxide
cubed soap pieces, to suit (optional)

Instructions:

For this homemade peppermint foot scrub soap recipe I used the ends from my homemade natural summer festival soap and cut them into squares to add the decorative soap pieces in this soap. This is completely optional, but if you’d like to do this, be sure that if you’re embedding a scented soap that the scent blends well with peppermint. You’ll also want to choose a soap that will contrast nicely with a white or cream colored soap.

This homemade peppermint foot scrub soap recipe fits one of my wooden cold process soap molds and will yield 10-12 bars depending on how they are cut. My batch made ten 4.5-5 oz. bars of natural peppermint foot soap.

To create this homemade peppermint foot scrub soap recipe you need to be familiar with how to make cold process soap (or old fashioned lye soap) and follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. You will need a digital kitchen scale, an immersion hand (or stick) blender, graduated plastic transfer pipettes, a non-aluminum pot, glass measuring cup and other measuring and mixing utensils and containers.

Start by preparing your lye-water by measuring out the water in fluid ounces and weighing the lye. Then slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir. Set aside to cool where it won’t get knocked over or accidentally be mistaken for drinking water.

Next weigh out the coconut oil, rice bran oil, olive oil, palm oil and shea butter and place into a large pot. Melt over medium heat. Once completely melted, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the lye-water and soapmaking oils are cooling you can prepare your other ingredients. Weigh out the sweet almond oil and peppermint essential oils. Use a Tablespoon measurement to measure out the walnut shell and pumice powders and a teaspoon to measure out the titanium dioxide. Set aside. Have your plastic transfer pipettes and eucalyptus and tea tree oils on hand for later. Line your soap mold and place the chunks of colored soap evenly along the bottom of the soap mold.

Once your ingredients have cooled to 100 degrees F or less, add the titanium dioxide to the soapmaking oils and mix with the immersion blender. Next, stir the lye-water into your soapmaking oils using your immersion hand blender. At a light trace stir in the sweet almond oil and peppermint essential oil. Using plastic transfer pipettes – a different one for each essential oil – measure out 3ml each of the eucalyptus and tea tree oils and stir into the soap. Mix well. Once the soap has reached a heavy trace pour HALF of the soap mixture into your prepared, lined mold with the soap chunks.

Next, add the pumice and walnut shell powders to the soap still in the pot and mix until the ingredients are evenly distributed, then pour this remaining soap into the mold on top of the soap you poured earlier. Cover and insulate the soap for 24 hours.

After your soap has completed the saponification process, you can cut your soap into bars to cure for 3 – 6 weeks before use.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest. You can also keep up with all of my new bath and beauty recipes, soap projects, and diy craft projects by liking me on facebook, following via twitter, instagram, tumblr, and google plus.

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Homemade Foot Soap Recipe

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Learn how to make your own naturally exfoliating homemade foot soap recipe.

After many many years of producing and selling my handmade Exfolimint™ Peppermint Foot Soap through Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen, I have decided to retire this particular homemade soap. And, since I am retiring it, I thought I’d share my exfoliating homemade foot soap recipe so you can make your own!

My homemade cold process Peppermint Exfolimint™ Foot Soap is a special homemade soap created just for feet! It’s refreshingly scented with natural peppermint essential oil and contains finely ground pumice to scrub rough soles to a happier state. Forget about that boring pumice stone, this soap is the perfect replacement, exfoliating tough skin as it cleans. You’ll love the difference the fresh peppermint scent and the addition of shea butter make in these unique bars. It works like a pumice stone but without the dry feeling pumice stones leave afterward. This soap is all natural and vegan. Want to make your own stockpile this winter so you have awesome feet by sandal season in spring? Then read on for this cold process homemade foot soap recipe!

Learn how to make your own naturally exfoliating homemade foot soap recipe that exfoliates with pumice and nourishes with shea butter.

Exfolimint™ Homemade Foot Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

33.6 oz. 76° Melt Point Refined Coconut Oil
38.4 oz. Olive Oil
19.2 oz. Sustainable Palm Oil
4.8 oz. Shea Butter

32 fluid oz. distilled water
13.8 oz. sodium hydroxide

2.5 oz. peppermint essential oil
.75 oz. tea tree oil
1 1/2 cups pumice powder

Instructions:

If you’ve never made cold process soap before, please read my cold process soapmaking tutorial and do some research before getting started. You need to take proper safety precautions to avoid getting hurt and to create a successful batch. And, as well, this is a pretty large homemade foot soap recipe. (Learn how to re-size a soap recipe here.)

Start by measuring your distilled water into a glass or plastic container. Then weigh out your lye and slowly stir it into the water until dissolved. Because lye puts off fumes, you’ll either want to do this outside or under an exhaust fan. Set aside to cool.

In a stainless steel pot, weigh out the coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, and shea butter. Heat on the stove until fully melted then set aside to cool.

Weigh out your essential oils and measure out the pumice and set aside.

Once your lye water and oils have reached about 100°F you can begin mixing. Slowly pour your lye water into the melted oils. Then mix well using a stick blender. Once your soap has reached a thin trace, stir in the essential oils and fine ground pumice. Continue stirring until thoroughly mixed and trace is achieved. Pour into your mold, cover, and insulate. You can unmold your soap 24 hours later and cut into bars to cure. Wait 3-4 weeks before use.

I use basic wooden loaf molds for this recipe measuring 11″L x 3.5″W x 3.25″ H from the interior, but you can substitute basically any loaf pan mold. This recipe yields three of my loaf molds with some room to spare at the top or approximately 36 3.5- 3.8oz. bars. If you’d like to make your own molds, you can find my tutorial for crafting a wooden soap mold for cold process soap here.

For quality, organic soapmaking oils and essential oils I recommend shopping at Mountain Rose Herbs. I generally use triple distilled Japanese peppermint oil in my soaps as it doesn’t smell as medicinal, but the choice of peppermint essential oil you use is up to you.

Following is some of the feedback I’ve received regarding my handmade foot soap:

Arrived quickly and soon as it did, I scrubbed my sorry little feet real good. It’s an EXCELLENT product and I recommend it to all!

I love my soap! And, in time, I will learn to love my feet again. Thank you! I will definitely be back.

I love your Exfolimint Peppermint Foot Soap. It really works! I love the ground pumice for exfoliating and the oils and butter for moisturizing. One day I used my pumice stone in the shower instead of this soap to see the difference and my stone dried the soles of my feet out. I was surprised the soap did a much better job and kept my feet moisturized too. If anyone enjoys the smell of peppermint, you can definitely smell it. I am not a big fan of mints but, I found the scent while showering exhilarating. It wakes you up!

I love love LOOOOOVE this soap! 🙂 One smell and I ran off to the bathroom and gave myself a soak and scrub. Then I did the same for my husband’s feet. Now that’s love (of him AND the soap)!

Have fun and happy soaping! And for more of my homemade soap recipes visit my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest.

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Foot Scrub Bar – Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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Because winter feet need a little extra love…

Foot Scrub Bar

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. sea salts
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. sea kelp
1 tsp. fine ground pumice
1/4 tsp. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
1/4 tsp. Peppermint Essential Oil
1/2 tsp. Green Tea Oil
2 1/2 cups transparent Melt & Pour Soap Base

Instructions:
Cut your soap base into cubes. Melt in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring gently as you go, until completely melted. Allow to cool slightly. Stir in remaining ingredients. Will yield four 3.5 oz. bars. Use a suspension soap base if you’d like to keep your heavier ingredients spread equally throughout the bar of soap, otherwise your salt, pumice, etc. will sink to the bottom.
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