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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, and the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use.

 

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make, and the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use.

 

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 the Teacher's 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 in to making them, and of course I want them to look gorgeous, and for the teachers to feel fabulously appreciated!

This simple recipe ticks every box. It really is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make, and the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use. After all, everyone's feet will 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!

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 hot and tired at this time of year, so have chosen something that I hope to be relaxing, refreshing and restorative!

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make, and the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use.

 

We used:
2 cups Epsom Salts
1 cup Coconut Oil
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
About 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Rosemary

 

For this scrub we used Coconut Oil, which is solid at room temperature, 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.

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make, and the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use.

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make, and the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use.

 

We added the Peppermint Essential Oil to the cool, liquid oil. Due to their concentration, Essential Oils should never be applied straight to the skin, but rather 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.

 

Simply throw in the rest of the ingredients. How dry or oily you make the scrub is a matter of your own personal preference. As this is going to be a foot scrub, I think its nice to have it quite wet with oil to really encourage the user to massage it in well.

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make, and the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use.

This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make, and the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use.

 

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

Once you realise quite how easy scrubs are to make, you'll be gifting them to everyone!  We customise ours to the recipient. Last weekend we made one 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 the resulting product is a real treat that everyone will appreciate and use.

For some more home-made bath goodies that also make fabulous gifts, please check out our Herbal Bath Tea Bags and our Home-made Bath Fizzes.

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Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub - Easy to make from store cupboard ingredients, and brilliant for reducing hard skin on your feet as well as invigorating and moisturising them - the perfect teacher appreciation gift!

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49 Comments

  • Reply Lauren

    Hi! Can I use peppermint extract instead?

    September 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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 🙂

      September 3, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Zee

    Hi,

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

    Thanks

    Zee

    August 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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 🙂

      August 13, 2017 at 11:55 pm
      • Reply Zee

        Thanks, looking forward to making this for gifts.

        Zee x

        August 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Gabriela

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

    April 23, 2017 at 6:36 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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 🙂

      April 24, 2017 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Tracy Schumacher

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

    November 19, 2016 at 8:54 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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 🙂

      November 20, 2016 at 1:36 am
  • Reply victoria ingham

    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

    September 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      September 30, 2016 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Michelle

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

    August 25, 2016 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Jelica

    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!!

    June 16, 2016 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Beverly

    Oh, I bet this has a wonderful aroma! Pinned. Thanks for joining us at Social Boost Monday, Sarah.
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    June 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      June 17, 2016 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Carol

    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!

    June 14, 2016 at 11:12 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      June 14, 2016 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Agent Spitback

    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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    April 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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

      April 14, 2016 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Anna Fraser

    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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    March 10, 2016 at 10:27 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      March 11, 2016 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply John Milnes

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

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M.
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    March 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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…

      March 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    This looks so good – how lovely to make a gift rather than buy one. Kaz x
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    March 6, 2016 at 8:55 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      March 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Chloe

    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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    March 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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 🙂

      March 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Silly Mummy

    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!

    March 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Dean of Little Steps

    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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    March 5, 2016 at 2:35 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      March 6, 2016 at 11:34 am
  • Reply ERFmama

    Ooo! This looks really nice! Thanks for a great post, my mum would love this type of gift! 😀
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    October 15, 2015 at 11:23 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      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?

      October 16, 2015 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Mum in Brum

    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

    October 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      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 🙂

      October 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Leandra

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

    October 14, 2015 at 5:21 am
    • Reply Sarah

      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

      October 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Random Musings

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

    October 14, 2015 at 12:11 am
    • Reply Sarah

      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 🙂

      October 14, 2015 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Jenny Eaves

    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

    October 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      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 🙂

      October 14, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Sage @ Sage & Simple

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

    August 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      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

      August 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply BritMums Summer Themed Blogs Round Up - Mum in a Nutshell

    […] 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 […]

    July 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      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

      July 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply HonestMum

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

    July 13, 2015 at 10:56 am
    • Reply Sarah

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

      July 13, 2015 at 11:54 am

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