An invigorating foot scrub is a perfect way to unwind after a hard workout or a hard days work. For those of you working on taking 10,000+ steps a day this is a wonderful reward for your feet! The following Peppermint Lemonade Foot Scrub moisturizes, invigorates and exfoliates!
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Ingredients Peppermint Lemonade Foot Scrub:
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Salt or Sugar (I used Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salts, Epsom salts or sugar would also work)
- Lemon Essential Oil (I used InstaNatural)
- Peppermint Essential Oil (I used InstaNatural)
- Optional: a splash of lemon juice
Note: if you have any cuts on your hands or feet, you might prefer a sugar scrub as we may want to avoid “rubbing salt on a wound!”
Instructions Peppermint Lemonade Foot Scrub:
- Add a couple scoops of salt or sugar to a bowl or jar
- Pour a small amount of Fractionated Coconut oil until salt is slightly moistened
- Add 2 drops lemon essential oil
- Add 2 drops mint essential oil
- Optional: add a splash of lemon juice (can help a little with skin and nail discoloration)
Mix a small amount for immediate use. If you make extra you can store them in a glass jar, I would only make a small batch though as it is easy and includes no added preservatives (though salt and lemon are natural preservatives to some extent).
How To Enjoy Your Peppermint Lemonade Foot Scrub Treatment:
Place some scrub mixture in your hand and massage on to feet. I like to let it sit for a few minutes then rinse it off. Alternately you could soak your feet in a foot tub after scrubbing and the mineral salts and oils will make a nice foot soak. I typically rinse in the tub, if you also do this, be sure and rinse and wipe your tub (perhaps with a little baking soda) as it will get slippery from the oil.
Products Used for This DIY Peppermint Lemonade Foot Scrub:
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Pure Body Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil
When it comes to coconut oil, I am a little like the character in My Big Fat Greek Wedding who uses Windex for everything. Only for my it is coconut oil! I have been using regular, Virgin Coconut oil for a variety of purposes but jut discovered fractionated coconut oil. The fractionated oil is a wonderful carrier oil and works well for DIY treatments like this. Pure body Naturals is available on Amazon – see product listing for Pure Body Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Lemon Essential Oil From InstaNaturals
Lemon Essential Oil has many uses, so it is a great staple to have on hand in your essential oil collection. This lemon essential oil from InstaNatural’s comes in a 4 ounce bottle. I have yet to use more than a drop or two as a little goes a long way and I expect this bottle to last! InstaNatural’s lemon essential oil is also available on Amazon – click here for InstaNatural’s Lemon Essential Oil listing.
Peppermint Essential Oil From InstaNaturals:
Peppermint is another versatile essential oil staple! This InstaNatural Peppermint essential oil also comes in a 4 ounce bottle so it is great value for money. Like the lemon oil, I only use a drop or two (depending on the application). InstaNatural’s Peppermint Essential oil is also available on Amazon – click here for InstaNatural’s Peppermint Essential Oil listing.
Dead Sea Salts From Adovia:
While just about any salts (or sugar) would work for this foot scrub, I used my favorite bath salts the Dead Dea Salts From Adovia. I previously posted a recipe for a relaxing lavender, rose bath salt soak using these salts. These bath salts are also available on Amazon – see product listing for Adovia Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts.