Treating your feet with a homemade foot scrub containing essential oils can soften your skin, exfoliate dead skin cells, and leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
For a simple foot scrub recipe, mix one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of sea salt, and a drop of your favorite essential oil. Use the mixture to scrub your lower leg and the bottom of your feet.
Another option is to blend 10 to 15 drops of your chosen essential oil(s) with 4 tablespoons of brown sugar and use the mixture as a foot scrub.
Soften Rough Feet
Caution: Don't use this aromatherapy recipe on damaged or sensitive skin.
3 tablespoons finely ground spent coffee grounds
1 teaspoon cornmeal
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon rice, whole-wheat, or white flour
1 tablespoon whipping cream
2 drops tea tree essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
Place coffee grounds and cornmeal in a small bowl.
Stir in olive oil.
Add flour and whipping cream. Stir well to make a thin paste.
Stir in essential oils.
Hold one foot over sink or tub, and use about half of the mixture to gently scrub entire foot and ankle area. Rinse. Pat dry.
Great for cold feet! Soak your feet in a small tub of warm water, and then use the scrub.
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla-infused jojoba oil
10 drops black pepper essential oil
10 drops orange essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
Blend all the ingredients in a 4-ounce (120 ml) glass jar. Makes three foot scrub sessions.
You can buy vanilla-infused jojoba ready made, or you can make your own. Fill a one-quart jug with jojoba oil, and drop two or three fresh, whole vanilla bean pods into it. Let the jug sit for about two weeks before using the oil.