Do you ever feel like your feet are super rough and just need something to help them soften up a bit? Perhaps you spend money going to the spa so that you can have those soft feet that you have been dreaming of. When you cannot afford the spa or simply do not have time to get there, this foot scrub recipe is just what you need.
The coconut oil foot scrub is made with ingredients that are all natural. It will exfoliate the skin using pumice and fine sea salt. The skin will then be hydrated through the use of coconut oil and shea butter. You will be amazed at how soft your feet will feel each time that you use it. Simply follow your scrub with some of your favorite nail polish and you are ready for a night out on the town during those warm summer months.
Two of the most natural ways to exfoliate your skin is through the use of sea salt and pumice. These ingredients are the first in the scrub. When combined with the other hydrating ingredients, you will get a scrub that not only exfoliates, but softens as well. One of the hydrating ingredients that is used is coconut oil. Coconut oil is very popular for skin care these days because it has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. This helps fight off both nail fungus and foot odor.
With this being said, let’s move on to the recipe for making this great exfoliating and hydrating foot scrub.
What you Will Need:
.5 ounces of Refined coconut oil
3.75 ounces of refined shea butter
.25 ounces of apricot kernel oil
1.5 ml of spearmint essential oil
1.5 ml of peppermint essential oil
.1 ounce sea clay
.75 ounces of ground pumice
15.25 ounces of sea salt
How to Make the Foot Scrub
First, you are going to need to a quality scale in order to weigh out all of the ingredients for the foot scrub. The amounts that are needed of each ingredient are listed above. Once you have weighed the ingredients it is time to begin.
First, you will need to place the shea butter and the coconut oil in a double broiler and then heat until melted. Once melted, remove from the heat. Next, add in the apricot kernel oil and then stir it all together. Now it is time to add in the essential oils. If you are not a fan of mint, you may want to try lavender oil instead. Once these ingredients are mixed together well you will then want to add the sea clay, pumice, and sea salt. You will want to mix these into the liquid until they are evenly combined.
Once you have finished mixing, divide the scrub into two eight ounce jars. The scrub can be stored for quite awhile.
When you are ready to use the scrub simply massage it onto your dry feet and then rinse it off with warm water. You will then want to pat your feet dry.
Tips for Making the Scrub
Since everyone has a different skin type, there is a chance that you may need to make substitutions to suit your particular needs. For example, this recipe calls for finely ground pumice to help provide a gentler exfoliation. However, if your feet are really rough, you may want to choose a grain that is coarser.