How to Make Fantastic Home-made Peppermint Foot Scrub

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

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!

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 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 Teachers 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 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.

 

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.

We added 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.

Just 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. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need at home.

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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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.

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51 comments

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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