DIY Natural Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe
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 D. Dillon
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
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.
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December 1, 2014 at 4:24 am
How long will these last in a jar?
Rebecca D. Dillon
December 1, 2014 at 8:35 am
The shelf life will always be the same as the ingredient with the shortest shelf life. This will depend on where you purchase your ingredients and how long you’ve had them on hand.
December 9, 2014 at 9:02 am
What a great idea, love using a foot scrub but have never tried to make my own, really looking forward to giving it a try.
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