DIY minty moisturizing foot scrub

Apr 17, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. ET

This DIY minty moisturizing foot scrub can help get your feet in tip-top flip-flop shape for sandal season.

DIY Minty moisturizing foot scrub

Peppermint essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can help alleviate sore muscles (high heels or workout wear, anyone?). The sugar will help just where your feet need it — think dry heels and toes — and works to eliminate dry skin. The added olive oil will help moisturize your skin.

This scrub may be a bit slippery in the bathtub or sink due to the oil. Take care not to slip, and rinse any remaining oil away from your bathroom surface when you're finished. Use a spoon to mix the scrub before using it, and store it in a cool spot with a lid on top. Use within a few days, as the sugar will begin to dissolve.

Note: If you are pregnant, you should not use essential oils. For facts and safety information of essential oils and aromatherapy, check out the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

DIY minty moisturizing foot scrub

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (you could also use baby oil)
  • 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 wide-mouth jar with a lid

DIY Minty moisturizing foot scrub

Directions:

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture to your container and secure it with the lid.
  3. Use it sitting on the edge of your tub or a sink. Wet your feet, then scoop up some of the scrub with your fingers or a spoon, and gently massage it over your feet (especially your heels) in a circular motion.
  4. Rinse well when finished.

DIY Minty moisturizing foot scrub

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