Using this Simple Foot Scrub Recipe, you can have pampered, soft feet that feel amazing! Check out my Sugar Scrubs page that will give you all the info you need to enjoy not only silky smooth feet but also your whole body.
Why Use a Foot Scrub
Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells thus leaving your skin looking and feeling younger.
Your feet are no different. In fact, think of the pounding they take! Using this Simple Foot Scrub Recipe will give them the attention they deserve while making you feel pampered and special.
Variations to the Simple Foot Scrub Recipe
The variations to this Simple Foot Scrub Recipe are endless.
Any combination of essential oils may be used and if you prefer something other than a salt foot scrub, you can always add sugar instead of the Epsom salt in the recipe.
Here are a few variations to get your creative juices flowing:
- Citrus Foot Scrub: 5 drops each Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit
- Invigorating Foot Scrub: 10 drops each Peppermint, Wild Orange
- Bedtime Foot Scrub: 10 drops lavender
- Fall in the Air: 4 drops each Cassia, Clove, Ginger
Essential oils each have recognized characteristics which you can enjoy in your homemade sugar scrubs. Some of the most common which are cited on my Sugar Scrubs page are:
- Lavender - calming, soothing, supports skin regeneration
- Peppermint - refreshing, calming
- Wild Orange - energizing, invigorating
- Lemon - energizing, cleansing
- Frankincense - supports youthful healthy skin
- Melaleuca - also known as tea tree oil is good for acne prone skin as it is known for its cleansing properties. Test on a small area of skin as it can also be irritating to some.
I frequently am asked which essential oils I use for my family. There is no one "perfect" essential oil company but be sure to choose quality oils.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. And, what you put on your skin can get into your bloodstream faster than the food you eat. So, I take quality seriously!
Personally, I use doTerra essential oils and am confident of their quality. I use them for all my DIY projects and diffusing.
Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe with Magnesium
Because this foot scrub recipe uses Epsom salt, it is a good source of magnesium. Did you know that magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral found in your body? (1)
Studies show that 75% of Americans are deficient in magnesium! (2)
About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in bone, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood.
- Vital to many body functions and low levels have been associates with many chronic illnesses. (3)
- It may help fight depression. (4)
- May help prevent Type 2 diabetes. (5)
- Can help lower blood pressure. (6)
- Has anti-inflammatory benefits. (7)
- Helps improve PMS symptoms. (8)
Benefits of Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is not really a salt but is magnesium sulfate and it is a good economical source of magnesium. See the benefits of magnesium listed above.
Epsom salt is known to help with relaxation and many use it in baths to relieve tired aching muscles and to help with detox.
It is also a natural exfoliant and has crystals that are larger than sugar which makes it extremely good as a foot scrub where more vigorous exfoliation is desired.
Where to Use Foot Scrubs
I know, it is called a "foot" scrub so, of course, you are gonna use it on your feet! But, I am talking physical location here.
Take care if you are using a foot scrub in the shower because they do make your feet slippery. Therefore, be sure to have place to sit and avoid slipping and falling.
Homemade Foot Scrub Recipes for Gifts
My Simple Foot Scrub Recipe, along with all the sugar scrubs, make great gifts! People feel special when you take the time to make a gift with love and homemade beauty and spa products are especially appreciated.
How to Use Homemade Foot Scrub Recipes for Gifts:
- Prepare the Simple Foot Scrub recipe.
- Place foot scrub in a glass jar with lid that closes airtight.
- Use a ribbon around the top of the jar if desired.
- Your gift is ready to go!
Don't forget gift tags to add that special touch to your gift!
- All Occasion Printable Gift Tags
- Printable Gift Tags – Inspirational
- Free Christmas Gift Tags to Color
Storing Foot Scrub
This Simple Foot Scrub recipe along with other sugar or salt scrub should be stored in an airtight container. I prefer glass jars and find many at Hobby Lobby or online.
Here are a couple of my faves found online:
- round jars with cork lid - these are great when using Homemade Foot Scrub Recipes for Gifts.
- glass jar with wooden spoon
Simple Foot Scrub Recipe
- 1 c. Epsom salt (Himalayan salt or sugar may be used)
- ¼ c. olive oil (sweet almond or coconut also work well)
- essential oils of choice (optional) possibilities: 12 drops Peppermint, 8 drops Lemon, 10 drops Lavender, 4 drops Melaleuca...
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Store in airtight container.
- Apply the Simple Food Scrub Recipe to your feet and massage for 5 - 10 mins.
- Leave it on for an additional 5 mins if desired.
- Soak feet in warm water (or rinse in warm water).
- Use a facecloth to remove any remaining foot scrub.
- Pat dry and enjoy your silky soft feet!
What is Your Favorite Combination of Essential Oils to Use in a Foot Scrub?
Not Into DIY or Making Your Own Sugar Scrub?
Don't worry if you are not really into making your own DIY products because there is still a safe skincare and cosmetic option for you.
It is important to remember that just because products say "organic" does not mean they are safe.
Many have unnecessary ingredients, chemicals that are harmful and even hide behind the word "fragrance" so they can add unhealthy ingredients.
Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, and what is put on your skin can get into your blood stream quicker than the food you eat, "safe" is a keyword in skincare and cosmetics!
It is very important to use only safe, non-toxic, chemical free products on your skin. This Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass from Beautycounter is wonderful AND it contains only food-for-you ingredients. It is gently enough for your face too!
The Nourishing Cream Exfoliator by Beautycounter is another affective product to remove dead skin cells leaving you looking more youthful.
Using jojoba beads, it gently exfoliates and removing dry, dull skin leaving behind a brighter, more youthful looking skin. It also contains organic coconut oil and aloe to soothe and hydrate your complexion.
The Body Butter in Citrus Momosa from Beautycounter is another must-have for those with dry skin. It contains shea butter and mongongo oil to hydrate and nourish, plus organic sunflower oil, aloe, and chamomile to soothe and smooth. This Body Butter is thick, rich and melts into skin being absorbed without leaving you feeling greasy.