Homemade foot scrub

Peppermint foot scrub

By Cybele

I always find it hard coming up with presents for my mother-in-law. I’m not sure why, as I’m lucky to have a lovely one. An online battery company keeps sending me emails about their gift specials and I giggled at the thought of giving her a pack of AA batteries with a nice cheesy tag of ‘you recharge me’.

Now, I hate to assume, because no doubt someone out there has a fierce love of collecting batteries and would get a real buzz out of receiving a four pack of AA batteries. As for the rest of us and for about the same cost as that four pack of batteries I can give my mother-in-law a peppermint foot scrub and matching foot lotion as well, but I think I might throw in the whole pedicure kit and kaboodle, using my kit and instructions for a home foot spa and cuticle oil.

I have used sugar in this homemade foot scrub recipe, because I’m making it as a gift and want to take advantage of its slightly sweet smell. When making it for myself I’m sold on Epsom salt. You can read why I’ve fallen head over heals for the humble salt here.

IngredientsHomemade foot scrub

  • 1-2 cups of sugar, the coarsest available or Epsom salt (the quantity range is because some brands and grades of sugar and salt seem to absorb more liquid than others)
  • ½  cup of warmed coconut oil (or grapeseed or olive oil)
  • 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops of green  food colouring (optional.) I used 4 drops, but I think it’s a bit too dark.

1. Mix them all together and pour into a jar. Use enough sugar or salt until you’re happy with the consistency.Homemade foot scrub

2. Label with a six month used by date and with the following instructions: Test for irritation on a discrete spot. Use once a week prior to showering or in a foot bath. Made with love x

Homemade foot scrub

Cybele x

What presents has your mother-in-law loved?

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