DIY

DIY Foot Scrub

May 1, 2014
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!
Coconut Scrub 

The recipe I used called for:

  • 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! 

Sea Salt Mint Scrub

This recipe called for: 
  • 3 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • 2 TBSP Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Chopped Mint

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.

Extra notes: 

  • 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?! 
Linking up today with… 
The Grits Blog  Lovely Thursdays

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  • Loved this especially bc I still need to make it! Pinning it so I have it!

  • I made some peppermint scrub for Christmas, but I am totally making a coconut version. This is awesome!

  • Those look great! Where do you buy your vitamin e?

  • Oh I am ALL over that coconut one! Perfect for summer!

  • That looks so easy and very necessary for spring and summer!

  • Love it – might help with this gloomy day! Spring is coming…. right??

  • I'm definitely going to try this! I know… I'm a guy, but I like taking care of myself and my skin. I've been doing a honey, sugar and olive oil scrub for myself that's amazing. You all should try it out, it makes your face feel and look like satin. Lol.

    Bryant – http://blog.btphotographyonline.com

    • Hi, Bryant!!! My husband has been using this scrub, so it's not just for the ladies by any means! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  • Adding mint is such a good idea. I LOVE the smell…and the taste. I guess I'd have to control myself. 😉