Spring is in the air, and I’m looking forward to our beautiful California sandal weather!
Feet can be a problem area all year around if you don’t take care of those hard-working stompers. Dry winters, hot summers, and physical activity can leave your feet rough and cracked.
So, to prep those pretty feet for sandals, I put together this super-exfoliating foot scrub that will have your feet looking and feeling ready for their summer showcasing. All you need is some epsom salt, coconut oil, and peppermint essential oil. To make it pretty though, you can add a few drops of pink food coloring, or melt a peppermint candy into the mixture.
Epsom salt is great for easing aching muscles and peppermint is super refreshing, so this mixture is just the perfect recipe to replenish your tired, achey feet! The measurements and directions are below.
1/2 cup of epsom salt (or sugar)
1/4 cup of coconut oil
3 drops of peppermint essential oil
2 organic peppermint candies, melted (optional)
Mix slightly softened coconut oil with epsom salt in a small dish. Room temperature coconut oil will work fine, but if it’s too firm, you can stick it into the microwave for 15 seconds to soften it up. Add 3 drops of peppermint oil. Add 2 drops of food coloring, if desired. I chose to melt a few organic peppermint candy pieces instead of the food coloring and I achieved the same pretty pink coloring. Mix well.
These measurements are approximate based on the texture you wish to achieve. I always end up adding a tad bit more salt because I prefer a thicker scrub.
Optional Steps for Extra Pampering:
Fill your bath tub with a few inches of warm water and a cup of epsom salt. Soak your feet in the warm water for 10-15 minutes. While feet are still damp, scrub your peppermint scrub all over the tops and bottoms of your feet and let the oil soak in for a few minutes. Rinse your feet in the bath water and then pat them dry. Rub moisturizing lotion all over clean feet and put socks on. Your feet will be perfectly exfoliated and moisturized, and they’ll smell great!
Use caution when showering or bathing with any kind of oil (such as the coconut oil used in this recipe). Oil makes everything extra slippery, especially when introduced to water.