DIY Peppermint & Lemon Foot Scrub

Our feet carry us through life, they connect our divine energy back to the earth and keep us rooted to the ground… isn’t it about time we return the favor?

My feet are probably the last thing I think about when it comes to my beauty routine, until of course it’s time to slip on a pair of open-toed shoes or step barefoot onto a beach, and then I’m reminded, harshly, of their existence. But that’s something I’m trying to change. Most of us are coming to the end of a long hot summer, likely spent — at least in my case — entirely in Birkenstocks. As you ready your wardrobe for cozy socks and cool boots, take some time to nurture your tired feet too – they’ll certainly appreciate it.

This all natural foot scrub will leave your feet feeling fresh and completely renewed. It contains cooling peppermint, which aids in pain relief and has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and healing lemon peel to help soften skin. Even better, it only takes about five minutes to whip up.

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Peppermint & Lemon Foot Scrub
Makes about 1 1/4 cup


1 cup coarse sea salt

1/4 cup organic jojoba oil

1/4 cup organic almond oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil

Zest of 1 organic lemon

Zester or cheese grater

Medium mixing bowl

Wooden spoon

8 oz. resealable glass container (I found mine at the craft store)

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Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, place the zester or cheese grater over top and zest the lemon.

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Stir with the wooden spoon until well mixed. Transfer to the glass container and store in a cool, dark place. Because the ingredients are completely natural, this is best kept refrigerated and used within two weeks.

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To use: soak your feet in warm water for at least 10 minutes, then use a pumice stone or your hands to rub in the salt scrub, concentrating on any rough areas. Rinse and pat dry with a clean towel.

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8 years ago

You had me at peppermint ;) Sounds so refreshing, especially after a long summer of adventures and explorations!

8 years ago

Thank you for this recipe – this would be such a sweet thing to do with friends for an at-home spa night!

Warm Regards,

8 years ago

Love this! Thanks for sharing =)


8 years ago

Oh just what I need!

8 years ago

Will try this tomorrow!

8 years ago

This is such a great idea and so easy to do !
Like you, my feet are the last thing I think about…


8 years ago

I’d like to try this one for myself and gift it to my friends. I’m sure she’d appreciate it. Keep them coming! I

8 years ago

Have just made mine! Lemon smells amazing, however it is quite sad that my local oil shop sold all peppermint oils and I left without it. Hope to get it asap. I bet it’s gonna smell even more amazing!

8 years ago

Thanks for sharing.
Its seems to be a great tip and moreover it fits in our pocket. Would surely give it a try and hope to achieve great results.

8 years ago

What a great handmade gift idea, super easy and fast to make, but everyone would think you put a lot of time into it. I would love to use this after a long day and a good bath.

8 years ago

A ballerina’s necessity! Definitely making this for a dance class secret santa:) Thank you for the inspiration!