DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Don’t cover your eyes, I am going to show you my dry, wintered, and cracked feet. It is really embarrassing but this is the true me. There is no way I’m going to have time to get a professional pedicure with the busy holiday schedule ahead. So it’s time I take my feet into my own hands…

   DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

 Here are the before pictures. Notice the cracked skin and chipped toenail polish. Ewww!!!

I love the smell of peppermint so that is going to be my key ingredient. Peppermint oil is one of the most stimulating of all oils. It reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and mental exhaustion. It will also give you a boost of much needed energy. Additionally, grape seed oil helps repair and tighten the skin and reduces the aging process. Here is a simple recipe for a peppermint sugar foot scrub.

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

  • 3 cups of raw sugar
  • 1 cup of grape seed oil
  • Peppermint oil (as much as you like)

DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

In a medium bowl add sugar and grape seed oil.

DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub   DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Mix well.

DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Add in your peppermint oil and mix well.

DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Now it’s time for the fun part. Cut a lemon or lime in half to apply sugar scrub (if your skin is too cracked just use your hands). Then get a bowl of warm water and some soft dry towels. Apply the sugar scrub to the lemon and scrub away.

DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

When you’ve done enough scrubbing, rinse your feet well and dry them with a warm towel. Apply your favorite lotion…and voila! Brand new feet.

  DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

After (toenail polish: ‘Penny Talk’ by Essie)

(As you can see, I had a little helper today. This is also a great activity for your children during the holiday break)

My feet feel amazing. The sugar scrub was so simple to make and a lot cheaper than paying someone else for a pedicure and a babysitter. The best part about this sugar scrub is that I had left overs to use as homemade Christmas gifts for my girlfriends. Just spoon the scrub into dry, clean jars and add a ribbon.

DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

 What sugar scrub recipes do you love for your dry winter feet?

For more ideas on how to use essential oils and other “natural” remedies, check out this fantastic post:

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DIY Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

20 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. November 30th, 2012 at 8:24 am
    Cristi Dame says:
    I am in so need of this right now! I have the scariest sand paper feet- and what a fabulous gift idea!
  2. November 30th, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Nicolette says:
    What a great idea! Believe it or not, my husband gives great pedicures. I think we'll do this for our anniversary in a few weeks!
  3. November 30th, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Angie says:
    It's a Two for One! Love this idea because how many of us take the time to pamper ourselves this time of year? I can take a moment for myself and also create a great gift that is thoughtful and chic. My sisters will love this. I'm making this for all of them!
  4. November 30th, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    Libby says:
    I love this post! Such a great idea for my nasty feet. And I love the great idea of putting some in jars for cute Christmas gifts. Love it!
  5. November 30th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Lindsey says:
    Pedicure in a jar is so much better than the make-you-own-cookie jars. I just end up eating the chocolate chips out of those.
  6. November 30th, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    MIKEY says:
    It doesn't taste too bad either!
    • November 30th, 2012 at 10:24 pm
      deanna sasser says:
      I loved the foot scrub idea. I love peppermint too--I usually drink it though, in peppermint tea! I think this was a great idea for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the great idea.
  7. November 30th, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    Audra says:
    I love this! What a great gift idea & perfect for the season!!! Thanks Ashley!
  8. November 30th, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Linda Geertsen says:
    What a great gift idea!
  9. November 30th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Joanne says:
    This is really great for the warm southwest climate. Everyone is still in flip flops.
  10. November 30th, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    Stephanie says:
    I love a great DIY gift and your before and after photos have me convinced that I need to do this pampering treatment soon!
  11. November 30th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Jenny says:
    I love this!! I will definetly have to try this one. Thanks Ash!!
  12. December 1st, 2012 at 8:28 am
    Rachel says:
    What a neat idea! I'm about to have a baby any day and would much rather do this in the comfort of my own home than go out to get a pedicure done! I love the idea of having a "little" helper too.
  13. December 2nd, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says:
    I was just getting super annoyed at my feet and need to do something! I'm going to try this for sure.
  14. December 2nd, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    Ashlie says:
    Love this idea! Ashley, you are awesome! :)
  15. December 2nd, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    Briana says:
    I want to try this - I wonder if it would help with stinky feet too!
  16. December 5th, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    Caley says:
    Oh yay! I'm so excited to try this! My feet look awful...but not for long! Thanks!!
  17. December 6th, 2012 at 11:55 am
    Tabitha says:
    Hi! I'm wondering how long this would last if kept in a screwtop jar (for giving as a gift)? Want to be able to tell recipients to use it by such-and-such a date. :-)
  18. December 9th, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    Darling Darleen says:
    I love the idea of using the lemon to apply the sugar scrub. Great idea. I'm going to try this!
  19. January 9th, 2014 at 9:26 am
    Evie Dawson @ natural antibacterial soap says:
    Thanks for sharing! What I like about peppermint is it will fight against bacterial infection and fungal infection if applied on a daily basis.
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