This easy recipe can be used both as a Peppermint Foot Scrub or a Foot Soak to pamper tired feet.
Even though summer is months away, my feet need some serious love if I ever hope to wear sandals next summer. My favorite essential oil to use on my feet is peppermint essential oil, so I made a combination peppermint scrub and soak to help my feet. Check back next week for a peppermint lotion to keep your feet soft after you use the scrub or soak.
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Dual Purpose Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe
This Peppermint Foot Scrub is a unique recipe because it is dual purpose.
If your feet have calluses, it’s best to use this as a scrub to get rid of the dead skin cells. Until you get rid of the dead skin cells, any moisturizer that you use won’t be able to penetrate through the thick, callused skin. I use it as a scrub even if I don’t have calluses. It helps remove dead skin cells on the top of your skin, which leaves your skin softer and smoother.
If you do NOT have any calluses and just want to soak your feet to soften the skin and make your feet feel better, then use this as a soak in a foot spa.
Generally, I use this peppermint foot scrub when my feet are rough and then as a soak when my feet are fairly good but need a little maintenance.
Ingredients in this Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe
I used Epsom salts because they are high in magnesium, which can be absorbed through your skin. Epsom salts are said to help reduce inflammation and improve the absorption of nutrients. They also help remove dead skin cells and can help wear away calluses when used as a scrub.
Baking soda is a natural deodorizer. It also softens the water, softens your skin, and leaves your skin soft. When you use this as a scrub, it helps slough off dead skin cells.
Grapeseed oil is a lighter oil, so it isn’t as greasy as other oils. It’s high in vitamin E to nourish the skin.
Peppermint essential oil feels cooling, so it helps soothe tired, aching feet. It also smells amazing!
PEPPERMINT FOOT SCRUB RECIPE
Combine the Epsom salts and baking soda. Stir well to remove any lumps.
Drizzle the grapeseed oil over the salt and baking soda.
Add essential oil by the drop so it doesn’t cause the salt or baking soda to clump.
Stir well. Store in a container with a lid.
To use as a peppermint foot scrub, scoop out about ¼ of a cup and scrub wet feet. Rinse well. Be careful because the oil will stay on your feet. I wear socks or slippers after using a scrub.
To use a peppermint foot soak, add ¼ cup to warm water and soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes. Again, your feet will be slippery from the oil, so wear socks after soaking your feet.
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