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DIY Foot Scrubs – 10 Recipes To Pamper Your Tired Feet

You religiously follow your CTM routine without fail to make your face glow. But how often do you show this extra love and care to your feet? Just like your face, your feet too get tired after a long and busy day. And, they need extra care and attention to look their best. What if you could give them spa-like treatment right at home? In this article, I have compiled a list of simple and easy DIY foot scrubs.



But before we proceed, let’s try to understand how exactly a relaxing foot scrub or foot massage is going to help you.

Benefits Or Uses Of A Foot Scrub

Massaging your feet with a scrub boosts blood circulation, which helps relieve aches .
Massaging your feet relaxes your mind and body, thus relieving stress .
It makes your feet look amazing because the foot scrub gently exfoliates and removes all the dirt and dead skin cells.

It soothes the foot pain and discomfort caused by walking or standing for long hours .
Your feet take a beating every day. So, why not shower them with some love? Here are some DIY recipes for amazing foot scrubs.

10 Homemade DIY Foot Scrubs You Can Try

Before you jump to the recipes, here are a few tips that you need to keep in mind:

Do a patch test with the foot scrub to check for allergic reactions, especially if you are using essential oils.

Soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes before using a scrub. This will enhance the massage experience.
Now, let’s check out the recipes.

1. Peppermint Foot Scrub With Epsom Salt

You Will Need
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
  • 3-4 drops peppermint oil

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a glass jar.
  2. Scrub your feet for 10 minutes with this mixture. Leave it on for another 10 minutes.
  3. Wash and follow up with a moisturizer.
  4. How It Works
  5. Peppermint oil relieves aches and pain . Coconut and olive oils soften the feet and moisturize them . This scrub is great for tired feet and is suited for all skin types.

Caution

Do a patch test before using peppermint oil.

  • 2. Coconut Oil And Salt Foot Scrub
  • You Will Need
  • 1 cup salt (use Epsom or any bath salt)
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 3-4 drops of any essential oil
  • ¼ cup vitamin E oil (optional)

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and store it in a jar. Keep it aside for a few days.
  2. Use the mixture to scrub your feet gently for at least 20 minutes.
  3. How It Works
  4. This is the best DIY foot scrub for cracked heels. It is safe for all skin types and rejuvenates your feet. Coconut oil is excellent for healing many skin conditions by keeping the skin moisturized. It also has anti-inflammatory effects and protects the skin barrier (4).

3. Brown Sugar And Olive Oil Exfoliating Foot Scrub

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 drops of essential oil (chamomile or peppermint)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Method

  1. Combine the sugar, olive oil, and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Add the essential oil and scrub your feet with the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes and then wash it off.
  4. Follow up with a moisturizer.


How It Works

This is the simplest of all DIY foot scrubs, but it does an amazing job of keeping your feet happy and moisturized. The sugar granules gently scrub the skin, and the essential oils comfort your feet.

4. DIY Coffee Ground Foot Scrub

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons coffee grounds
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (coarse)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients and prepare a thick paste.
  2. Apply it all over your feet and massage for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash it off.

How It Works

This DIY homemade foot scrub enhances the texture of the skin on your feet. The coffee grounds are excellent for scrubbing your feet and removing dead skin cells. This softens the feet.

5. Oatmeal Foot Scrub

You will Need

  • 2 tablespoons bath salt
  • 2 teaspoons oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste to your feet and scrub for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash and follow it up with a moisturizer.

How It Works

Oatmeal has a coarse texture, which makes it a great exfoliator. It also softens the skin on your feet and soothes minor rashes and itches (5). Combining it with bath salt and baking soda enhances its exfoliating effect.

6. Lemon And Sugar Foot Scrub

You Will Need

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 2 cups sugar (granulated)
  • 9-10 drops lemon essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest (optional)

Method

  1. Mix the sugar, coconut oil, and lemon essential oil in a bowl.
  2. You may add lemon zest if you want (for additional scent and color).
  3. Apply the scrub to your feet and exfoliate.


How It Works

Lemon is a natural bleaching agent. Thus, it may help clear any blemishes from the skin. Sugar scrubs the dead skin cells off your feet. Coconut oil moisturizes your feet and makes them soft (3).

7. Honey And Sugar Foot Scrub

You Will Need

  • 1 cup bath salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (coarse)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 7-8 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 cup olive or coconut oil

Method

  1. Mix the sugar and bath salt in a bowl and add the olive/coconut oil to it.
  2. Add honey and mix well.
  3. Add the essential oil at the end so that it is evenly distributed.
  4. Apply the scrub to your feet and massage for 15 minutes.
  5. Leave it on for some time (a few minutes) and then wash it off.

How It Works

The smell of lemon is very rejuvenating, and the scrub feels great on the feet. Honey has antimicrobial properties, and it works wonders in making your feet skin soft (6).

8. Sugar And Milk Foot Scrub

You Will Need

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups lukewarm water (enough to soak your feet)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Method

  1. Pour the milk and water in a pedicure basin and soak your feet in it for 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the granulated sugar with oil.
  3. Remove your feet and scrub them thoroughly with the oil and sugar paste. Wash it off.
  4. Massage with coconut oil and put on your socks.

How It Works

The lactic acid in the milk breaks down the dead skin cells, and the scrub gently exfoliates your feet . Coconut oil moisturizes your feet and keeps them soft .

9. Baking Soda Foot Scrub

You Will Need

  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon water

Method

  1. Make a thick paste by mixing the baking soda and water.
  2. Apply it to your feet and massage for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash it off.


How It Works

This is another easy-to-prepare foot scrub for tired feet. Baking soda is said to have exfoliating properties and is commonly used for soothing minor rashes and itching.

Note: You can soak your feet in baking soda mixed with warm water and follow up with this foot scrub. Warm water helps relax tired muscles.

10. Tea Tree Oil And Mint Foot Scrub

You Will Need

  • 1 cup bath salt
  • 2-3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 2-3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

  1. Combine the sea salt and the oils in a bowl until you get a paste.
  2. Apply the paste on your feet and scrub for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash and follow up with a moisturizer.


How It Works

The essential oils soothe your feet and kill any bacteria and germs present on them . The salt acts as a scrub that removes dirt and dead skin cells from your feet.

Note: If you have cracked heels, the essential oils might sting a bit. But there is nothing to worry.

How It Works

Pumpkin spice smells extremely refreshing and makes your feet smell great! Coconut oil softens and smoothes your feet . The two types of sugar exfoliate and clean your feet thoroughly.

Forget hitting the spa every time you need a foot massage. With these DIY methods, prepare a relaxing foot scrub at home and pamper your feet to conquer the world.

Try these scrubs and let me know whether your feet loved them or not. You can leave a comment right below. Keep following us for more such tips and DIY routines.

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