Mid-February is the month when I start dreaming of spring. Actually, I’m kidding. I start thinking of spring on the first day of Fall. By mid-February, my need for warm weather has reached new heights. Instead of thinking about how it is supposed to rain all week, I’m dreaming of warm, sandy beaches. Or maybe relaxing by the pool with a good book. Following this logical train of thought reminded me that I can’t show my winter feet in public. Sure, my toes need a coat of polish. But, more importantly, they need a good scrub. I don’t want to be seen as the scaly heel monster. To combat the problem I made a Peppermint Salt Foot Scrub.
Peppermint Salt Foot Scrub
Not only does it smell amazing, but I also used three different types of salts to maximize the exfoliation. Then I layered the salt scrub to give it a festive look. If you’re looking for a little something nontraditional to gift someone with on St. Patrick’s Day, this is the perfect pick me up! Since it only takes around five minutes to make, it’s a total win for everyone. Did I mention that it’s gluten-free, has only a few common household ingredients, and is low cost? Definite win-win.
Here’s all you need to create this scrub
*3 Kinds of Salt (I used kosher salt, Epsom salt, and sea salt)
*green food coloring (I used food paste for deeper color)
*peppermint essential oil
*Oil (you can use any healthy oil you prefer; almond, coconut, or tea tree oil.)
I used olive oil, but plan to use tea tree oil on my next batch
Here’s How To Make It:
*You’ll need to divide the salt into two bowls. I suggest mixing the sea salt and kosher salt together in one bowl. Place the Epsom salt into another bowl. Add four to five drops of peppermint essential oil to each bowl. You can adjust this to the amount of scent you like.
*I added three drops of green food coloring to one of the Epsom salt to create a contrast. You can adjust the amount of green food coloring to make the mixture the color you prefer.
*You’ll want to mix just enough oil to each bowl to blend the mixture.
Layer the mixture into an 8-ounce glass jar. Place the white salts on the bottom and the green salts on the top. I found the cute glass jars I used at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents each. Now, you’re ready for some serious pampering. Or serious gifting, whichever you prefer.
Printable Peppermint Salt Foot Scrub Recipe:
- ¼ cup Kosher Salt
- ¼ cup Epsom Salt
- ⅓ cup Sea Salt
- ½ cup olive oil (or oil of your choice-tea tree OR coconut oil work well)
- 10 drops peppermint oil
- 4 drops green food coloring
- In a small bowl, mix together the kosher and sea salt.
- In another small bowl, add the Epsom salt.
- Mix ¼ cup oil with the kosher/sea salt mixture.
- Mix ¼ cup oil with the Epsom salt.
- The mixture should be damp. A
- Add four to five drops peppermint oil to each bowl of salt mixture.
- Stir the green food coloring into the Epsom salt, if desired.
- Layer the mixture into an 8-ounce glass jar. Begin with white salts on the bottom and green salts on the top.
This scrub can be stored for at least a month as long as it is in an airtight container. I can’t say if it can be stored longer because the batches I’ve made never lasted longer than that!
Have you ever made your own bath salts? What is your favorite way to pamper yourself in the dreary winter months?
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