DIY Lavender Foot Scrub

by - December 19, 2021




 Make your own Himalayan foot scrub using 4 ingredients. This scrub is perfect for removing dry, rough, and cracked skin. Exfoliating regularly is a great way to revitalize your feet, and thanks to the coconut oil used in this recipe, your feet will feel nourished, soft, and moisturized. I love using this foot scrub year-round, and since Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted to share this recipe just in case any of you needed a last-minute gift. 

FOOT SCRUB INGREDIENT BENEFITS: 

HIMALAYAN SALT: The Himalayan salt will be used in this recipe to naturally exfoliate and remove dead skin. It contains minerals to help soften and restore hydration. Himalayan salt has natural properties that detoxify the skin. It also contains magnesium that can help reduce inflammation.

COCONUT OIL: Coconut oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties. It also contains fatty acids that help nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin. That's why I like to add coconut oil to my exfoliating scrubs. Its emollient properties help repair the skin's barrier. Meanwhile, the antimicrobial properties kill off bacteria.

CASTILE SOAP: Castile soap is a non-toxic mild cleanser that is gentle on the skin because it's made of hydrating plant oils. It's safe to use for sensitive skin, as it won't strip your skin's natural oils or cause irritation. Castile soap can help reduce inflammation and contains antibacterial properties.

LAVENDER OIL: Besides its wonderful fragrance, lavender oil is known for its calming and relaxing abilities. It can also kill off bacteria and reduce inflammation.

  


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of Himalayan salt (fine)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp castile soap
  • 5-10 drops lavender essential oil
  • (optional) a pinch of mica powder to color the scrub.


DIRECTIONS:


1.) In a bowl, add the Himalayan salt, coconut oil, castile soap, and drops of lavender oil.
2.) Stir to mix all of the ingredients.
3.) (Optional) To add color, add a pinch of purple mica powder.
4.) Transfer to an air-tight container.


HOW TO USE THE SCRUB IN A PEDICURE:


1.) Fill a large bowl with warm water and add a tbsp of the lavender foot scrub. 
2.) Dip your feet in the prepared foot bath and allow them to soak for 10 minutes.
3.) Bring one foot out at a time and place a dap of the scrub onto the feet.
4.) Massage the scrub, focusing on the areas that are cracked to remove the dead skin and calluses.
5.) After a few minutes, rinse the scrub and dry your feet.
6.) Apply a moisturizer, and you're done!


DOES THIS FOOT SCRUB NEED A PRESERVATIVE?

This recipe doesn't contain water so it doesn't require a preservative.  It's important to note that whoever uses it makes sure no water gets into the scrub. As water can contaminate the product, causing bacteria and the growth of mold. It's best to use this foot scrub after the shower or for a pedicure.








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