How to Make Fantastic Home-made Peppermint Foot Scrub

by Sarah - Craft Invaders
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This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need at home.

 

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need at home.

 

Peppermint foot scrub is both cooling and invigorating making it a real treat that will be appreciated and used.

After all, everyone’s feet benefit from a little tender loving care, and if you do know someone with perfect feet, you can be sure they are spending plenty of time (and money) keeping them in that condition!

 

For us, here in the UK, we are almost at the end of the school year. Consequently, I have a to-do list as long as my arm, and included on that list is teacher appreciation gifts.

I’m sure everyone has different thoughts on these gifts, but mine are as follows;

I don’t want to spend a load of money.

It’s the kids who should be putting the majority of the effort into making them.

And of course, I want them to look gorgeous, and for the teachers to feel fabulously appreciated!

Our peppermint foot scrub meets all these requirements, and the basic recipe can be used to make any scrub you can think of.

 

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need at home.

 

This recipe is endlessly adaptable.

You can use Epsom salts, sea salt, sugar or a mix. You can use any number of oils and fragrances, and you can add in dried herbs or fresh.

I imagine our teacher’s feet to be both hot and tired at this time of year, so have chosen something that I hope to be relaxing, refreshing and restorative!

If you would like some inspiration on herbs to use in your scrubs check out our 21 botanicals that are fabulous for your skin.

 

Why not try mixing your own, unique blend of skin benefiting botanicals! These herbs can be used in scrubs, bath fizzes, bath tea-bags and home-made soaps, all of which are super easy to produce, and make a fabulous and thoughtful home-made gift.

 

What we used to make our Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub.

 

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need at home.

 

For our Rosemary and Peppermint foot scrub, we used coconut oil which was solid as we keep in our fridge, so we gently melted it.

You could also use Olive or Almond Oil, and if you wanted, add in a little Shea or Cocoa Butter.

Add the Peppermint essential oil to the cooled, liquid oil.

Due to their concentration, Essential oils should never be applied straight to the skin, but instead added to a carrier oil as we are doing here.

When making home-made cosmetics, always ensure you list all the ingredients with your gift, as not all essential oils, or indeed other products are suitable for all recipients.

 

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need at home.

 

Throw in the rest of the ingredients. How dry or oily you make your scrub is a matter of your own personal preference.

As this is going to be a peppermint foot scrub, I think it’s nice to have it quite wet with oil to really encourage the user to massage it in thoroughly.

Give everything a thorough mix, and spoon into pretty little jars. Then decorate with a pretty gift tag and ribbon.

 

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need at home.

 

Once you realise quite how simple scrubs are to make, you’ll be gifting them to everyone!

We customise ours to the recipient. Last weekend we made a body scrub for a favourite, very elegant aunt. We used half Epsom Salts and half Demerara sugar to give us a lovely golden base and added a beautiful black cardamom scent!

 

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make and feels amazing!

 

If you have enjoyed our Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe, why not check out some of our other homemade gift ideas. You can find a list of our favourites below.

 

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Home-made bath fizzes are really simple and fun to make at home.

 

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53 comments

Kellie June 7, 2020 - 11:58 pm

I think this will make a great activity for my girls. Being cooped up in 2020 is no fun and i am looking for fun things to do that don’t include too many people. I think we will do this. Thanks.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders July 5, 2020 - 11:01 am

My kids love making scrubs Kellie and they make a great gift too 🙂

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Rebecca September 4, 2019 - 6:27 pm

What a brilliant recipe! You have given me lots of ideas – thank you.

I just wondered how long you’d expect homemade products to last? Do you need to add any kind of natural preservative?

Thanks! x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 5, 2019 - 8:25 am

I’m so pleased you found it helpful Rebecca. I’ve never used a preservative in them and I’ve never had one go off on me. I usually advise people that my scrubs will keep for 6 months but it’s possible they’d last much longer I’m guessing the salt and sugar make it a pretty inhospitable environment for bugs 🙂

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Lauren September 3, 2017 - 7:07 pm

Hi! Can I use peppermint extract instead?

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 3, 2017 - 7:47 pm

Peppermint extract will be more dilute as far as the peppermint oils are concerned so you may want to use a little more, and may not have quite the same medicinal benefit since it’ll be more dilute, but other than that I’d say go for it Lauren 🙂

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Zee August 13, 2017 - 9:33 pm

Hi,

This sounds lovely. How long does it keep for and what’s the best way to store it?

Thanks

Zee

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 13, 2017 - 11:55 pm

We just keep ours in the bathroom Zoe. It sets solid if it gets cold enough. We’ve never had a batch go off on us so I would say it keeps for at least 6 months 🙂

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Zee August 15, 2017 - 5:10 pm

Thanks, looking forward to making this for gifts.

Zee x

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Gabriela April 23, 2017 - 6:36 pm

Hello cook lbs I use real mint instead of essential oil?
Thanks!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 24, 2017 - 10:58 am

Absolutely Gabriela, but you might find that the scrub doesn’t last quite as long with lots of fresh leaves in it so it’d be best to make small batches at a time 🙂

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Tracy Schumacher November 19, 2016 - 8:54 pm

hi! how many 3-4 oz containers do you think this recipe will make?
thank you!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 20, 2016 - 1:36 am

I think you would be able to fill about 5 Tracy, with the amounts stated in the recipe. If I wanted to make a certain number I’d probably use the container as a measure for the salt I was using and then work from there, you can add as much or little oil as you want for the consistency that suits you, just make sure you add any essentials oils to a little of the oil to make sure it mixes in well before adding it to the salt 🙂

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victoria ingham September 28, 2016 - 3:31 pm

beautiful and will be lovely to make as a gift and for myself just love rosemary the fragrance is just wonderful a big fat yes to making this foot scrub thank you so much

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 30, 2016 - 10:09 am

It’s a lovely scrub Victoria – let me know what you think if you try it!

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Michelle August 25, 2016 - 8:52 am

Just what the doctor ordered 😀 and the peppermint and rosemary combo just sounds so right together. Thank you Sarah

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 25, 2016 - 4:30 pm

It’s a lovely scrub – its so effective and refreshing 🙂

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Jelica June 16, 2016 - 12:51 pm

What a great idea! Herbs are such a great way to add a relaxing, aromatic scent to a foot scrub. Yet another reason for me to start my herb garden this year!!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 17, 2016 - 4:08 pm

Herb gardens are lovely things to have – have lots of fun with it 🙂

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Beverly June 15, 2016 - 2:34 pm

Oh, I bet this has a wonderful aroma! Pinned. Thanks for joining us at Social Boost Monday, Sarah.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 17, 2016 - 4:07 pm

It really is fabulous, Beverly. And very effective too 🙂 Thanks for having us x

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Carol June 14, 2016 - 11:12 am

I have a rosemary bush and love the smell – sometimes as I walk past I touch it just to have its fragrance on my hands. Great recipe!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 14, 2016 - 8:22 pm

I do exactly the same with our herbs too – they have such wonderful fragrances. Let me know if you try the footscrub 🙂

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Agent Spitback April 13, 2016 - 2:52 pm

This would make a brilliant and thoughtful gift! Though at first glance, I thought it was a nice icy drink! It is that pretty! I love your photos. I am bookmarking this page, especially when I need a gift for that person who seems to have everything.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 14, 2016 - 9:12 pm

It does look like a nice icy drink, in fact someone did leave a comment about how delicious it looked and how they could eat it all now – I suspect they didn’t actually read the post lol

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Anna Fraser March 10, 2016 - 10:27 am

Wow – what a fantastic idea. The end result looks heavenly and SO professional! Well done you, and lucky old teachers to have you as a parent at their school!
Makes a great change from yet another box of chocs …
Anna x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 11, 2016 - 6:47 pm

It’s great as you can make it in really large batches, plus the kids can make it – which is perfect for their teachers 🙂

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John Milnes March 6, 2016 - 10:10 pm

These look so gorgeous, they are making me hungry just looking at them.

Thanks for Sharing

John M.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 7, 2016 - 1:37 pm

I wouldn’t suggest eating it John, unless you need a good clear out! Although not poisonous, Epson salts have a fairly dramatic effect on one’s insides – useful in some cases of course, but you know what they say about moderation…

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Ickle Pickle March 6, 2016 - 8:55 pm

This looks so good – how lovely to make a gift rather than buy one. Kaz x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 7, 2016 - 1:38 pm

They are so easy to make, so its ideal for when you want a simple something as a gift x

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Chloe March 6, 2016 - 4:37 pm

I can’t get over how easy these scrubs are to make. I bet they smell so delicious. I love being crafty and making personalised gifts. I’m going to try this one this week for my mums birthday. It’s so easy and looks really lovely! xx

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 7, 2016 - 1:41 pm

They are fab Chloe, and you can use so many different combinations we make them for gifts all the time now – we made sugar scrubs for Christmas which were lovely 🙂

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Silly Mummy March 5, 2016 - 10:06 pm

This is such a good idea for homemade gifts. It never would have occurred to me that it was so easy to make homemade scrubs!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 6, 2016 - 11:33 am

They are so simple – we make them a lot now for gifts x

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Dean of Little Steps March 5, 2016 - 2:35 pm

This is brilliant, especially since it’s almost summer… Well not really… but you know what I mean. It’s nice to be prepared right? I can’t wait to wear sandals and flip-flops again 🙂 x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 6, 2016 - 11:34 am

It really does sort out your feet – Mine were fab last summer for the first time ever!

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ERFmama October 15, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Ooo! This looks really nice! Thanks for a great post, my mum would love this type of gift! 😀

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Sarah October 16, 2015 - 8:39 am

It’s gone down really well with everyone that we give it to. We actually saw a similar one in a gift shop and it was priced at well over £20! I checked the ingredients on the back and decided our recipe had far nicer ingredients too! We’ll be making loads again to give away at Chrsitmas, am thinking about spice combinations which would work well for that – maybe orange and ginger?

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Mum in Brum October 14, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Ooh this looks like heaven!I bet the teacher loved it – so personal and thoughtful. I’d never think to make something like this but I love how simple it is. Thanks for sharing #MMWBH

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Sarah October 14, 2015 - 1:54 pm

It did go down really well with the teachers, we’ve made lots of different versions since, making it with sugar is lovely too. Thanks for popping by 🙂

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Leandra October 14, 2015 - 5:21 am

These would make great ’emergency’ gifts too! They sound fab, can’t wait to try them! #howtosundays

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Sarah October 14, 2015 - 1:56 pm

They are perfect for that. If you don’t have enough salt, try making it with sugar – works just as well! Thanks for taking the time to visit us x

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Random Musings October 14, 2015 - 12:11 am

Fab idea for a gift and so much easier to make than I would have imagined 🙂 #MMWBH
Debbie

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Sarah October 14, 2015 - 4:38 pm

It really is super easy to make, and you shouldn’t need to buy anything extra for it – just tweak it to suit what you have at home 🙂

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Jenny Eaves October 13, 2015 - 3:25 pm

This looks fantastic! And it’s very generous of you to make such a sweet gift for your children’s teachers, I’m sure they appreciated it! Will keep this idea for another Christmas I think.
Thanks for linking up to #HowtoSunday 🙂 x

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Sarah October 14, 2015 - 1:58 pm

I like presents for the teachers to be predominantly made by the kids – they loved making this. Thanks for having us on #HowtoSunday – we love it 🙂

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Sage @ Sage & Simple August 16, 2015 - 5:19 pm

I need to see if I can find Epsom salts in Denmark… this looks so relaxing and refreshing! Thanks for sharing it : -)

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Sarah August 16, 2015 - 5:47 pm

It is lovely. We like Epsom salts because of the reputed extra health benefits, but you could also make it with sea salt or even sugar! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment x

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BritMums Summer Themed Blogs Round Up - Mum in a Nutshell July 16, 2015 - 12:32 pm

[…] boxes of chocolates that come through the doors on the last day but how about rocking up with some homemade foot scrub? Craft Invaders show you just how to make it your self and even get the kids involved. I’m […]

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Sarah July 16, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Thanks to Mum in a nutshell for featuring me in the Britmums Summer Themed Blogs Round Up this month – really proud to be included amongst all the other great posts x

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HonestMum July 13, 2015 - 10:56 am

This looks amazing, going to make it, love DIY natural beauty. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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Sarah July 13, 2015 - 11:54 am

Thanks for your kind comment. It is a lovely, simple DIY and works brilliantly!

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