We're approaching that time of year where sandals and other strappy toe & heel baring shoes make their way into our wardrobe. And if you're like me and haven't had a pedicure in about a 5 months it may be time to give your feet a little tlc.
What you won't find on this post? Photos of my feet. Not because I don't like them, I think they are fine, but simply because there is no way, NO WAY I tell you, to photograph feet in a "cute, blog-able" way. So, I will trust that your imaginations will fill in the "steps" where my feet are not shown.
First, this is the easiest project you may ever do. And you can create whatever "flavor" or type of scrub you desire. You can swap out salt for sugar, kosher salt for sea salt, peppermint for vanilla, etc. It's completely up to you.
I was in a minty fresh mood when I created this scrub so I reached for the peppermint essential oil and the rosemary. I was wavering between that combo or perhaps grinding up some coffee beans and mixing a little vanilla in for a coffee scrub. Maybe I'll do that next week.
So, grab your ingredients of choice and measure out, to your liking, what you would like to mix it. I like using table salt and kosher salt for a variety in grit.
Here are my rough measurements for a 1 time use scrub on 2 feet.
1/4 cup Kosher salt
1 tbsp table salt
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp olive oil
3 drops peppermint oil
1/2 tsp rosemary
Toss everything in a cup, and stir together. If it's too dry, add a bit more oil. If it's too wet, add more salt.
I loved the fresh smell of this scrub and the peppermint oil completely cleared my sinuses as I used in on the shower*. My feet felt smooth and hydrated when I was finished.
Have you made a homemade scrub before? What are your favorite ingredients?
*of course, be careful using this in the shower since the oil will be slippery on the shower floor. And use a plastic container, instead of glass, to avoid a potential disaster of glass shards in the shower from a broken dish. This did not happen, but in hindside I should have grabbed a plastic bowl!