DIY Foot Scrubs and Soaks

We often forget to take care of our feet, which results in dry, hard skin and cracked heels. Those with demanding jobs like standing for long hours also suffer from the problem of sore feet. With warm weather at its peak, all of us like to wear flip flops, open-toed sandals and high stiletto heels and want our feet to be in good condition. A foot scrub is the best treatment you can give to your tired feet for a nice foot care. Foot scrub will remove the dead skin cells gently and stimulate blood flow and give your feet healthy oxygenated cells and provide you with soft and smooth feet. To give your tired feet a relaxing and soothing treatment, here are few excellent DIY foot scrubs and soaks. Most of the ingredients used in these foot soak recipes are already available in your kitchen cabinet. Making your own foot scrub and foot soak is easy and far more beneficial than store bought foot care products as they do not contain any chemicals, toxins or synthetic fragrances. Also, using all-natural products allow you to save some money.

Tea tree and mint foot Scrub

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  • Carrier oil (I used Organic Apricot oil, something that doesn't have a strong scent would be best)

  • Sea salt

  • Organic tea tree essential oil

  • Organic peppermint essential oil


  1. Sterilize your jar by boiling for about 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Let it cool off.

  3. Fill the jar with sea salt about 3/4 full.

  4. Add the carrier oil so that it completely covers the salt.

  5. Add 6 drops of each essential oil.

Stimulating Camphor & Eucalyptus Honey Foot Soak


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Combine ingredients in blender and mix completely. Transfer to large container or spa foot bath. Soak feet for 20 minutes, towel dry and apply your favorite moisturizer.


  • 8 cups - hot water

  • 1 cup - honey

  • 2 cups - Epsom salt

  • 2 Tablespoons - almond oil, optional

  • 6 drops - eucalyptus oil

  • 4 drops - camphor oil, or 2 teaspoons camphor gel/cream

  • 4 drops - arnica oil, optional

  • Directions:

  • Combine ingredients in blender and mix completely. Transfer to large container or spa foot bath. Soak feet for 20 minutes, towel dry and apply your favorite moisturizer.

  • Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub

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  • Ingredients:

    • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar

    • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

    • 1/2 cup olive oil

    • 1 tbs vanilla extract

    • 1 half pint mason jar

    • Baker's twine

    • Label (with a sticker back)

    • Fine point black marker

  • Directions:

    1. In a medium sized bowl, combine your brown sugar and white sugar. Whisk them together until they are completely combined.

    2. Add in your olive oil and vanilla extract and mash together with a fork until all of the oil is combined into the sugar mixture.

    3. Pack the mixture down into your mason jar.

    4. To finish, tie a bow around the mouth of the jar with some baker's twine. Create your own label and stick it on the front of the jar. Now, it is ready for gifting or for immediate use!

peppermint foot Scrub


  • 1-2 cups of sugar, the coarsest available or Epsom salt (the quantity range is because some brands and grades of sugar and salt seem to absorb more liquid than others)

  • ½  cup of warmed 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. Use enough sugar or salt until you’re happy with the consistency.

Soothing Lavender Foot Scrub


  • 1 Cup fine Sea Salt or Epsom salt

  • ¼-1/2 Cup Oil (grapeseed, sweet almond or olive)

  • 8 drops Lavender Essential Oil

  • 2 tablespoon dried Lavender Buds


  1.  Measure salt and lavender buds into a clean bowl.

  2. Add 1/4 cup of  oil and stir until it is distributed evenly. If it seems to dry, add another tablespoon of oil. Continue adding oil until you are happy with the consistency.

  3.  Add essential oil. Stir well.

  4.  Scoop into a clear jar and label.

Sea Salt Foot Scrub

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3 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons humalayan sea salt

1 teaspoon chopped mint OR 2 drops of peppermint essential oil


Mix all the ingredients together.  Fill a foot bin or the bathtub with warm water.  Apply the mixture liberally to the feet scrubbing in circular motions to slough off dead skin and to soften rough patches.  Rinse off the scrub and towel off feet to remove any excess moisture – it can get slippery otherwise!  For a super moisturizing effect, put on a pair of thick socks instead of toweling off your feet.


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