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DIY peppermint foot scrub

If you've been waiting all winter to free your feet, the time has come!   As the weather warms up, the sandals and thongs come out... the only problem is your feet may need some TLC before you want to show them to the world.

Peppermint is the perfect essential oil for foot care, as it helps improve blood circulation, has germ killing properties and a high level of menthol, which creates a pleasant, tingling cooling sensation.   This easy DIY foot scrub nourishes dry skin and improves the appearance of rough, dry spots.   To keep feel healthy & soft, exfoliate once a week.

You'll need:

  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • ½  cup melted coconut oil
  • 8-10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • A handful or around 1/2 cup dried peppermint leaves (optional)
  • Glass jar

How to make it:

Mix the Epsom salts, sugar and dried peppermint leaves in the glass jar. Give it a good mix so that the ingredients are evenly distributed.  Add 8-10 drops of the peppermint essential oil to the melted coconut oil.  You can add more if you want, but don’t go overboard: peppermint oil is strong!  Slowing pour the melted oil into the container with dry ingredients.  Mix thoroughly until it is evenly distributed.

How to Use

Begin by soaking your feet in a warm basin of water for 10-15 minutes. Use a nail brush to clean around your toe nails and to get dirt out from in between dry skin cracks in your heel. Follow up with a pumice stone to help remove more dry skin from the heel. Use a generous handful of the peppermint scrub and rub it all over your feet. You will immediately feel the tingle!    Rinse off with warm water.  The coconut oil will still remain on your feet, so be careful when you step out. Towel dry your feet and follow up with a rich heel cream.