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

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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