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I just love this brown sugar foot scrub. I started making it for gifts years ago and though I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit, it has pretty much stayed the same. It pampers my feet and the lemon and peppermint essential oils smell amazing.
The bonus is I have all of the ingredients in my pantry so I can whip up a batch anytime I need it. This scrub makes a great gift for a friend, but it also makes a great gift for yourself! This is my at-home spa treatment. And it’s definitely what I use when I DIY a creative retreat for myself. Soo nice!
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I used a small mason jar for this project but you can use any jar you’d like. Rinsed out baby food jars, jam jars, and of course, small mason jars all work great. I’ve even been known to rinse out those cute containers that hair products come in for my foot scrubs.
How to Make Brown Sugar Foot Scrub
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coarse Kosher salt
1/2 cup olive oil*
2-3 drops organic essential oil (I use 2 drops of lemon and 1 drop of peppermint)
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Scoop into a container and label if you’re giving it away as a gift.
To use, take a spoonful of the scrub and massage onto your foot. Rinse off with warm water. Do this before bed and put on some socks to lock in the moisture from the oil. Foot heaven! 🙂
An added benefit is the oil will moisturize your hands as well. Very gently scrub some onto the top of your hands and rinse off for a complete moisture wrap. I absolutely need this in the winter when my hands get so dry!
*You can use a really cheap olive oil here. I buy the store brand and keep it for my foot scrubs.
If you are making this scrub in this summer or will be exposing your feet to sun after using it, please do not use lemon essential oil as it is photosensitive and will make your feet more sensitive to the sun. 🙁 You can use calming lavender, amazing frankincense, or more cooling peppermint instead! 🙂
love homemade sugar scrub, and this one is my favorite! It makes a great gift!
Yes, it does! Thanks for stopping by, Cathy! 🙂
This is exactly what I needed after running around like crazy the past two days. Stopping by from the Tuesday blog hop. Pinning this as well!
Awesome! Yes, this scrub is great for tired feet. Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for posting this on the Monday Funday Party! I can’t wait to try it!
You’re welcome! I think you’ll like it! 🙂
I’m going to show this to my daughters! And then have them make me some, lol! My heels are so dry right now it’s crazy!
Love that idea! 🙂 I know, my feet get so dry in the wintertime! :/
That sounds great – perfect for dry winter feet.
It is! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I make this too and it is the best! Glad to have found your blog.
Thanks, Sarah! Isn’t it wonderful! 🙂 Have a great day!
You know, I never know why I don’t make my own scrubs because I have everything I could possibly need for it. I love this recipe and definitely going to try it out. Pinning and sharing!
Thanks so much for sharing! This is such a versatile recipe–half the recipe if you just want to try it out and are not sure if you’ll like it, change up the essential oils to what you like, etc. It is literally just measuring and mixing–hope you enjoy it! 🙂 🙂
Wonderful for these dry winter months!
Yes, it is! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
This sounds like a great weekend pampering! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/19/home-matters-linky-party-25/ 🙂
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Thanks for the invite, Lorelai. I’ll be right over! 🙂
This is such a great idea. My skin is so dry right now! I love that I already have everything to make this at home too :).
I think you’ll like it! My skin gets so dry in the winter and this helps a lot! 🙂
Wow! I was JUST looking for a good foot scrub, and as coincidence has it I have every ingredient in my kitchen cabinet. Yay! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 #HomeMattersParty
Awesome! I love that I can just whip this up whenever I want to–no strange ingredients needed. 🙂 I think you’ll like it! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Wow, this sounds delicious! Can I eat it, wink wink? I think my feet would love this. Thanks for linking up with Best of the Weekend! Pinning this!
Haha, it sure smells good enough to eat! 🙂 My feet have been loving this scrub this winter…have a great weekend!
I love this idea! And I definitely like the idea of giving these out as handmade gifts. I’m going to have to give this a try. ~Thanks!
Great! It really makes a great gift. 🙂
This is great. I’ve never made a foot scrub but I’ve made a coffee body scrub and a lavender body scrub. I think I just found my mother’s day gifts. 🙂
This would make a great mother’s day gift! 🙂 🙂
I love the simplicity of this recipe. I might just do this! Visiting from Home matters linkup
Thanks for stopping by, Teresa! I hope you enjoy this recipe–it is so easy to whip up a batch. Just measure and mix! 🙂
Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂
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You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
This looks incredible! I need this right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls
You will love it! Looking forward to your party tonight! 🙂
These are great! I gave something similar away at my bridal shower but I want to try the brown sugar recipe!
I think you’ll like it; thanks for stopping by!
I can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays! I look forward to seeing what you have for us this week!
This sounds so perfectly indulgent yet easy! I’m featuring this at today’s Creative Spark party. Hope you’ll link up with us again this week!
Thanks so much for the feature, Emily! 🙂
This is such a great idea for making as a gift….but I also can sure use it for myself during these cold winter months. The secret is to remember to use it AFTER I make it 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this at our part this week…..I chose it as my feature at Your Turn to Shine. Hope you are having a great week Jennie!
Thank you so much, Jamie! What a nice surprise to be featured by you. I love this scrub–makes my feet happy. 🙂 🙂 Have a great day!
This looks good! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more stuff!! Pinned!!
I had a foot spa from hubby for Christmas which I am currently addicted to. This looks like an awesome scrub to try 🙂
Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.
Oh, a foot spa sounds sooo nice! I think you’ll like this scrub. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Hi Jennie! This foot scrub recipe looks fantastic. I can’y wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it. Pinned it! 😀
Yay, I think you’ll like it! 🙂
Enjoying the posts on the link party from Katherine’s Corner. This a wonderful idea. I can’t wait to try it. Still new to this link parties but am loving everyones talents…
Thanks, Brooke! I’m so glad you stopped by. 🙂 🙂
Thanks for sharing on Two Uses Tuesday! Your foot scrub was picked as a Sarah Celebrates Favorite! Stop by this week to see your feature and share some more =)
Wow, thank you!
Can’t wait to try this scrub
It is really nice! 🙂
Ok stumbled across your blog and am. IN. LOVE. It’s like you’re in my head LOL. So excited to see your stuff! Thanks for being yet another one to inspire me! Love the scrub idea, def doing it for gifts and when I do I’m pinning, IG-ing, Twitter-ing it all over and citing you of course. xo !!
Oh my goodness, Nichole—thanks so much! 🙂 I saw your tweet re: the scrub and it inspired me to make some for my poor feet today. Ironic how things circle around, right? Hope you have an amazing weekend!
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