DIY: Homemade Peppermint Sea Salt Foot Scrub

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homemade peppermint sea salt foot scrub

I’ve never used foot scrubs until this year.

What was I thinking? Especially when they are so easy to make at home.

There’s no need to go out and buy expensive foot scrubs when you can create your own fabulous, budget-friendly foot scrubs at home.

Trust me. If you’ve never used a foot scrub before, you must try it.

The heels of my feet, actually, my feet altogether haven’t felt this good in years.

I don’t know if it’s because I constantly wear flip-flops or because I rarely wear socks that my heels have taken a beating, but they were in pretty bad shape.

My poor husband can attest to that. 😉

I had some real progress going with my feet until I neglected them again in the midst preparing to attend the blog conferences and then actually attending them . At the conferences, I wore flip flops and another pair of shoes that while comfortable, were not friendly to my feet. Not friendly at all.

By the end of the last conference, my feet needed some serious love.

So I headed into my kitchen last night and prepared a foot scrub that smells lovely and works great. Here’s the recipe:

homemade peppermint sea salt foot scrub

Peppermint Sea Salt Foot Scrub


    • 3.5 tbs. sea salt (I used fine crystals, because that’s what I hand on hand. Ideally, I would probably use a more coarse sea salt.)
    • 1 tsp. vitamin e oil
    • 1/2 tsp. olive oil (I used cold pressed olive oil.)
    • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional)


In a small bowl, stir together the sea salt, vitamin e oil, and olive oil. Then stir in the peppermint essential oil.

To Use:

Massage the  foot scrub all over your feet, and then rinse it off. Be careful stepping out of the shower or bath whenever you’ve just used a foot scrub, because your feet may be a bit slippery.


In case you were wondering…

  • I get my vitamin e oil from Vitacost (referral link – you can get $10 off your first purchase if you sign up through my link). It’s the Jason brand.
  • The sea salt is inexpensive from Trader Joes. I can’t remember the cost, but I want to say $1?
  • The cold pressed olive oil is from the grocery store, Publix.
  • The peppermint essential oil is from Vitacost (referral link – you can get $10 off your first purchase if you sign up through my link) again. It’s the Aura Cacia brand.

*You could also check for ingredients.

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  1. sarah k says:

    Looks lovely! Now I want to try this!

  2. Mandy Knight says:

    Looks really interesting. Now if I could find a way to make my husband both make and apply this stuff I’d be heaven :)

  3. erin says:

    Love it. I am going to make it!!!

  4. Shelly says:

    I have used a foot scrub once before but I should try your recipe. My heels from not wearing sock all summer are looking pretty bad too. I have everything but the peppermint oil maybe I will just give it a try without the peppermint oil as I don’t really want to wait until I get some. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Shelly! You can totally do this recipe without the peppermint essential oil. It actually smells great with just the vitamin e oil. :-)

  5. Rebecca Orr says:

    Thank you for sharing. My feet are pretty rough from a summer of flip flops. I will definitely bookmarking this and gathering the ingredients this weekend to try it out!! Thank you for sharing!

    • Sandra says:

      You are welcome, Rebecca! :-) Wearing flip flips all the time doesn’t go well with my feet either, but I know your feet will look and feel much better after this foot scrub.

  6. sounds great to me! your blog is lookin’ great. hope y’all are doing well!! love.

    • Sandra says:

      Thank you, Brooke! :-) I’m so glad to see that you are bloggin’ again! I’ve been getting your email updates, and I hope they continue as you are able, friend. Love to you!

  7. Visiting via Alea’s Premeditated Leftovers. What a lovely foot scrub – I like that all the ingredients are natural, and it sounds very effective too.

    • Sandra says:

      Thanks, April! :) I love foot scrubs, and I love that they’re so easy to make. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Sarah says:

    In the interest of fairness, you really should tell everyone that you get $10 when they sign up through your referral link at Vitacost.

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by! :) I actually state twice in my post that Vitacost is a referral link, and most readers know that when someone tells them that a link is a referral link…that the person referring them could earn a reward, too. I state again at the end of my post that the post contains affiliate links.

      In case you’re wondering, I’ve never redeemed a single Vitacost referral from this post, but maybe I will someday. Vitacost has changed the program so that we get $10 off of a $30 purchase for referring someone.


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