Peppermint foot scrub
I always find it hard coming up with presents for my mother-in-law. I’m not sure why, as I am 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.
1 cup of sugar, the coarsest available (I used raw sugar) or Epsom salt (you may need extra as some brands seem to absorb more liquid)
½ cup of 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.
Mix them all together and pour into a jar. 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
What presents has your mother-in-law loved?