An easy to make foot scrub for tired feet
March 14, 2017
This recipe was inspired by a trip to my favourite day spa for some a little pampering. I took the day off work and was blanketed in the warm, fragrant, quiet cocoon that drapes over you as you enter. A foot scrub was part of my treatment and it was a treat. I loved the fresh fragrance, and the cool tingle of the peppermint after the scrub was complete. It was a nice way to be returned to the reality of having to get up off the table, drive home and make dinner for everyone. Thankfully these little luxuries can be repeated at home, it is not the same but it is a good opportunity to take some time out for yourself. This food scrub is easy to make and is also much cheaper than a trip to the day spa.
The first thing I did when I got home was to head to the garden to see what mint I have to use to replicate the gorgeous scrub I had.
I collected mint, spearmint, thyme and rosemary. All known for their refreshing, antibacterial properties. I wanted to infuse my own oil to add a bit of the garden to the mix.
In my own garden at home I often slip a pair of thongs on that are at the back door to duck out the garden to quickly get something. This often turns into an hour or two and my feet end up filthy, with in ground dirt from watering, climbing around in the dirt and generally wearing open shoes and paying little attention to my poor hardworking feet. This scrub will keep them well maintained.
This is my recipe for my Sugar Mint Foot Scrub.
Wash the fresh herbs and remove the leaves from the stalk
Place fresh herb leaves into a container or jar and cover with the almond oil. Cover and leave for 2-3 days in a location out of any direct heat
After 2-3 days strain the infused oil into a bowl. Discard the herb leaves
Add the remaining ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine
Add the scrub to a steralised jar and use within a few weeks.
This recipe will make a couple of jars of scrub, one for you and one for a friend.
Store is a cool location, or in the fridge if you wish to extend the shelf life and enhance the cooling properties.
*Caution: This recipe includes pure essential oils. Avoid the use of essential oils if you have any medical condition, including pregnancy without consulting your health provider first.
Make sure you continue your pamper session with the addition of my multi-purpose lotion applied after the scrub to get those feet back to looking and feeling their best.
Bring a hint of a day spa into your home. I hope you love this scrub.
Be sure to let me know in the comments if you give it a try.
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