Relaxing & Exfoliating DIY Strawberry Foot Scrub

Relaxing & Exfoliating Strawberry Foot Scrub

Flip flop season is right around corner (it may even already be here depending on where you live) and there’s nothing worse then slipping on a pair only to see that your feet aren’t ready for them.  (You know what I mean, dry and rough skin on your heels and toes that looks anything but good.)  So, why not get your feet flip flop ready with this easy to make do-it-yourself foot scrub?

This recipe requires only a couple of ingredients and is super easy to make and leaves your feet looking and feeling relaxed and healthy. The epsom salt works to soften skin and relax feet while the strawberries work to exfoliate and slough away dry and dead skin.  After this scrub….you’ll be flip flop ready!

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup epsom salts
  • 8 ripe strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (or coconut oil)

What you do:

  • Cut the green tops off of the strawberries and cut them into halves or quarters and place them in a bowl.  Mash the strawberries using a fork until they form into a chunky pulp/paste.
  • If your epsom salts consists of a lot of bigger chunks, you’ll want to crush these up (this can be done by placing the salts in a ziploc bag and carefully crushing them on a hard surface using a hammer or rolling pin or any other crush-worthy object you have on hand.)  After crushing the salts (if needed) add them to the bowl with the mashed up strawberries.
  • Add the oil last and mix all until a chunky pulp/paste forms and all ingredients are mixed together.
  • The easiest place to apply this is over the tub or sink.  If applying elsewhere, I would suggest putting a towel down first to catch any drips.
  • Apply the mixture to your feet and gently massage into your skin for a few moments.  Let the mixture sit on your feet for a few minutes so that the mixture has a chance to “sink in” and soften skin and relax your feet.
  • Rinse the mixture with warm water and dry your feet.  Follow up with your favorite lotion.

Comments:

  • Make sure you clean up the area you applied the mixture in immediately after using it so you are not left with red marks from the strawberry juice.

 

 

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 8 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops ginger essential oil
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • Combine the sugar and almond oil; mix well
  • Add the essential oils to the mixture; mix well
  • Add the cayenne pepper to the mixture; mix well
  • Apply to feet and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 2-3 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Prior to applying mixture, soak feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes
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  • Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with water

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions:

  • Mash the fruit together using a fork until smooth
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients; mix until smooth
  • Apply and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ground rice (can be grinded in a blender)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. ground ginger

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix to form a paste
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ripe guava (or ripe mango)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil

Directions:

  • Mash fruit with a fork or place in a food processor until smooth
  • Add remaining ingredients to mixture; mix well
  • Apply and massage into skin for a couple of minutes
  • Rinse with water

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Directions:

  • Combine the brown sugar and salt; mix well
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the brown sugar and salt mixture; mix well
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water