Happy May, everybody!! Woo hoo!! I feel like we’re in the clear now, weather wise. For those of you who may have missed my guest post last week over at Lovely Does It for Amy’s awesome Make It Monday series, I thought I’d share part of the post today!
I’d been wanting to try a DIY Foot Scrub for quite some time and since we midwesterners are about to enter a season where flip flops and cute open-toed shoes are acceptable for the first time in what seems like forever, I thought this was a good time to try this DIY out. Originally, I tried 6 different scrubs (and graded them) but for today- I’m just sharing my top 2 favorites!
1 Cup Course Sea Salt or Sugar (I opted for the sea salt)
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Vitamin E
A few drops of a Coconut Scent (I ended up just using another version of Coconut Oil – it wasn’t thick like the other oil used in this recipe. I put in about 10 drops.)
This stuff smelled AMAZING. There is just something about coconut that screams beach, sun, and relaxing, right?! I also loved the idea of putting Vitamin E in a foot scrub and would probably add it to any of the other scrubs I decide to make in the future. Aside from the amazing smell, it really stuck to my foot and stuck together well, so I felt like I could really rub it in more. My feet were SO soft afterwards!
The mint + coconut smelled amazing, and it also made for a really pretty scrub. I added just a bit more salt to this recipe after I mixed it all together. Again, I would also add the Vitamin E oil next time but this one definitely got the job done: super soft feet!
Between the Coconut and Mint scrubs, it was almost hard to pick a winner but in the end the Coconut was my favorite and will definitely be my go-to Summer Foot Scrub.
Leftover coconut oil: Use on your hair as a 2-hour deep conditioner or on your cuticles. I did both and highly recommend.
Leftover scrub: Large amounts can easily be put into a small mason jar (I got mine at Michaels) and given away as a gifts. Small amounts can be used on your elbows!
X asked after my guest post went live, “Did you leave out the part when you almost slipped & fell in the tub with it on your feet?” Yes, babe. Yes I did leave that part out but I suppose I’ll tell you all – be REALLY careful if you scrub your feet like this in the tub. I actually wouldn’t recommend it – the scrub will probably clog your drain. I moved to the couch with a bucket under my feet 🙂 (Plus, there’s tv there, so…)
Have you tried a DIY foot scrub before? Which one is your favorite?!