Homemade foot scrub

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 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.


Ingredients:Foot scrub ingredients

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


Peppermint crush


Cybele x
What presents has your mother-in-law loved?



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Cybele Masterman A.K.A. Auntie Blah Blah lives by the motto , 'I laugh therefore I am'. It has served her well through the ups and downs of being a chronic DIYer, lover of beautiful things, journalist, cook, crazy dog lady, adventurer, secondhand bookshop addict, community builder, mother of two bouncing boys and wife. Follow me on google+ https://plus.google.com/+CybeleMasterman twitter: @blahblahzine or Instagram: Auntieblahblah

18 Comments on "Homemade foot scrub"

  1. Gordon Eckel
    Gordon Eckel 02/05/2013 at 6:23 pm · Reply

    All the exfoliating in the world wouldn’t help my battered feet, but I’ll try anything once!!

  2. Cherie Seifert 02/05/2013 at 9:36 pm · Reply

    Thank you for sharing your recipes to “beauty”. I have just started to make my own lotion bars and foot scrub. I just happened on your site and LOVE it! I appreciate your time to type it up and take pictures.

    • Blah Blah Magazine
      Blah Blah Magazine 06/05/2013 at 6:31 pm · Reply

      Thank you. It’s a lot of fun making your own beauty products and very addictive! Enjoyx

  3. Maria 06/05/2013 at 6:56 pm · Reply

    Hey Cybele,
    I just am across your blog via craftgawker and I juts love it! So inspiring and I love the way you write – makes me smile the whole time :D
    My mom is on holiday during mother’s day and she already got her gift but this foot-scrub is kind of perfect as a “welcome back” gift ;D I bet she’ll love it!
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

    Lots of love from Germany

    • Blah Blah Magazine
      Blah Blah Magazine 06/05/2013 at 7:12 pm · Reply

      Hello Maria, Thanks for the lovely comment. How good is Craftgawker! It has the most amazing stuff. I hope your mum has a great holiday. This would make a fantastic welcome back gift.Just remember to keep a bit for yourself x

  4. holly pomichter 23/12/2013 at 3:30 pm · Reply

    Can’t wait to try this! Coconut oil comes in a solid mass. Did you melt it down before mixing it together?

  5. Blah Blah Magazine
    Blah Blah Magazine 23/12/2013 at 5:49 pm · Reply

    Good point. I made this in hot weather and my coconut oil was already soft. But, yes, you’ll need to soften the coconut oil before mixing. I better change the post. Thank you for noticing and letting me know!

  6. Holly 24/12/2013 at 5:45 pm · Reply

    I mixed this together yesterday for Christmas, I used exact measurements listed and the mixture was very wet and it separated as it sat. Is it supposed to be that way? I even added a little extra Epsom salts to try to absorb the excess oil and it is still the same way

  7. Blah Blah Magazine
    Blah Blah Magazine 25/12/2013 at 12:55 am · Reply

    Oh no! How peculiar. What carrier oil did you use? There is definitely no harm in adding extra salt or sugar until you get a good thick consistency and this should stop any separation. I hope this helps!

    • holly 26/12/2013 at 2:20 pm · Reply

      Yes it did. I looked at it again today after it had set for over night. It was much thicker and set nicely. I may have to sir it before I give it out but it is much nicer today than yesterday

      • Blah Blah Magazine
        Blah Blah Magazine 28/12/2013 at 6:21 pm · Reply

        Thank you for letting me know. I just tried it with a different brand of Epsom salts to the one I normally use and I needed to add more salts. For some reason there seems to be a bit of variance between brands. I have made a note in the recipe. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Have a wonderful NYE!

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