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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Citrus Salt Body Polish Scrub

Citrus Salt Body Scrub
Leave your skin feeling and looking smooth and healthy with this exfoliating citrus body scrub!
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup mineral salts
  • 1/2 cup dead sea salts
  • 8 oz. macadamia nut oil
  • 30 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
Directions:
  • Combine the nut oil with the essential oils; mix well
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the oil mixture; mix well
  • Apply mixture to skin and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Exfoliating Lime Salt Body Scrub

Lime Salt Body Scrub

Polish skin with this lime body scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil

 

Directions:

  • Crush salt; combine all ingredients to crushed salt and mix well
  • Apply and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Sugar and Honey Pecan Body Scrub

Honey Pecan Body Scrub

Treat your skin to this deliciously sweet body scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. crushed pecans
  • 2 oz. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tsp. honey

 

Directions:

  • If pecans are not already crushed go ahead and crush them
  • Combine the crushed pecans with the remaining ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Exfoliating Lemon Foot Scrub

Lemon Foot Scrub

Treat your feet to this deliciously exfoliating lemony foot scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Directions:

  • Blend oats in a blender or food processor until powdery
  • Transfer the blended oats into a bowl with the cornmeal and salt; mix well
  • Add the lemon to the mixture; mix well
  • Add a little bit of water to the mixture and stir until a paste forms (keep adding water until you get the mixture to a paste form)
  • Apply the mixture to feet and massage into skin
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Relaxing D.I.Y. Peppermint Foot Soak

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Give tired achy feet a rest while relaxing in this minty peppermint foot soak!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • 2 oz. vitamin E oil
  • 2 lb. Epsom salts

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, add 1/8 cup of mixture to a foot bath of water
  • Soak feet for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with water

DIY – Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

body scrub

Body scrubs are great!  They leave skin feeling fresh and smooth as well as healthy and glowing by exfoliating off old layers of dead skin.  (They are also a must before applying sunless tanner or getting a spray tan.)  However, sometimes you just don’t have the money to buy one or just don’t have one on hand to use when you need a good scrub.  No worries….you can make your own body scrub using any one of these amazing recipes below with ingrediants that you most likely already have stashed in your kitchen pantry.

Below is a collection of body scrub recipes that I have found while scouring the web….enjoy!

Just remember the consistency of your scrub should be not too oily/runny but it also shouldn’t be dry/crumbly…you want to find that “happy medium” between the two.  Also, you can always adjust any of these recipes to better suit your needs and preferences.  If your scrub is too oily/runny just add some more sugar or salt.  If your scrub is too dry, add some more oil. 

sea salt

ULTIMATE SEA SALT SCRUB

(All scrubs that incorporate sea salt into them are excellent at detoxifying)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup course seal salt
  • 1/2 cup baby oil (if you don’t have baby oil, you can substitute with vegetable oil)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir
  • Cover the bowl and let it sit for 24 hours
  • Stir the mixture
  • Apply to body and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse

citrus scrub

CITRUS SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup course sea salt
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine the sea salt and sugar in a small jar (do not fill to the top)
  • Heat coconut oil on low heat until it becomes a liquid
  • Remove coconut oil from heat and add esstential oils
  • Pour coconut oil and essential oils mixture over the sea salt and sugar mixture (do not stir ingredients)
  • Apply to body and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse

sage sea salt scrub

SAGE SEA SALT SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fine sea salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Fresh sage (4-6 leaves)
  • 1/2 cup date sugar
  • 1 grapefruit (red or white)

Directions:

  • Puree the olive oil and sage in a blender for one minute on high
  • Pour puree mixture into sea salt and date sugar and mix well
  • Zest rind off grapefruit and add to above mixture and mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Allow scrub to sit on skin for a minimum of 1 minute
  • Rinse

(Any remaining scrub can be stored for up to 14 days in a refridgerator)

irish cream body scrub

IRISH CREAM SUGAR SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. dry milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Couple drops of peppermint oil
  • Couple drops of green food coloring

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (oil last); mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

coffee body scrub2

IRISH COFFEE SCRUB

(Coffee works to reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Anyone battling cellulite should try a scrub that incorporates coffee into it.)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coffee
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic nut oil
  • Couple drops of mint oil

Directions:

  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

delicious body scrub

DELICIOUS SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tbsp. vitamin e
  • Couple drops of lavendar essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (oils last); mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

olive oil body scrub

SUGAR OLIVE OIL SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

(Any remaining scrub mixture can be stored for up to 30 days)

pumpkin body scrub

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ground coffee
  • 1-2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 – 1 cup oil (depending on how oily you want your scrub)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (except for oil); mix well
  • Add oil to mixture; mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

ginger body scrub

GINGER AND COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. ginger (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup oil (whichever you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1-4 drops essential oil (whichever you prefer)

Directions:

  • Heat the ginger and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat for 5-10 minutes (until transformed into liquid)
  • Remove from heat and press through cheesecloth or through coffee filter
  • Mix warm oils with oil (whichever you prefer)
  • Stir in sugar and salt
  • Scent with esstial oil of your choice
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

peppermint body scrub

CANDY CANE BROWN SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup almond oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

brown sugar scrub

BROWN SUGAR SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup course brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

lemon body scrub

LEMON AND SUGAR SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Directions:

  • Combine lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl; mix well
  • Add the honey to above mixture
  • Whisk until a medium thick consistency forms
  • Add the sugar and mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

sweet and spicy scrub

SWEET AND SPICY SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 oil (almond, coconut or hazlenut)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  • Blend ingredients together using a whisk
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

almond orange body scrub

ALMOND ORANGE SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful almonds
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 cup oil (olive or grapeseed)

Directions:

  • Blitz all ingredients together in a blender/food processor
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

chocolate body scrub

CHOCOLATE SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (oil last); mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse

coffee body scrub

WAKE ME UP SCRUB

(This is my favorite scrub!  It leaves my skin so incredibly soft and smooth and smells amazing!  This one can be messy though–so be prepared to wipe down your shower/tub after scrubing.)

Ingredients:

  • 2  cups of ground coffee (can use fresh or from a freshly brewed pot.  I prefer fresh grounds because they are coarser)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (brown of white – sometimes I do both)
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil (or vegetable oil if there’s no olive oil on hand)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional-but smells amazing)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (oil last); mix well
  • Apply to body and massage into skin
  • Rinse