Citrus Mint Sea Salt Foot Scrub
Since it’s sandal weather, I’ve been really trying to perfect the art of the DIY pedicure, so whipping up a foot scrub seemed absolutely necessary. The scrub is kind of the best part of the whole pedicure, right? Actually, that’s probably a hot debate. ?
This recipe is made with both sea salt and Epsom salt (great for tired feet), and has an energizing blend of grapefruit, peppermint and a little hint of rosemary essential oils. I used sweet almond oil to give it even more softening power, but you could substitute any carrier oil like coconut, olive, or rosehip—this is a super easy project to customize according to your favorite ingredients!
1 cup sea salt
1/4 cup Epsom salt
3 tablespoons sweet almond oil
3 drops each of grapefruit, peppermint, and rosemary essential oils
First, mix your sea and Epsom salts together in a medium bowl. I like having a mix of granule sizes, so I used fine sea salt for this particular scrub. The Epsom salt is a little more coarse, so it’s got some nice textural balance.
Next, mix your sweet almond oil with your essential oils in a small bowl. After that, add your wet ingredients to your salts and mix together thoroughly. If the scrub is too crumbly for your liking, add more sweet almond oil by the half tablespoon until you get it to the perfect texture.
Last, pop it in a jar (this will be good for a few months if stored properly—I love these jars) and you’re good to go! I’m planning on giving this as a gift, so I added a little tulle bow and a label.
To use, I love exfoliating with this scrub on a pumice stone for the best smoothing and softening results.
Credits//Author: Keely Rust. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.