Monday, August 27, 2012

DIY Lavender Mint Foot Scrub



If I had known how easy this was to make, I would have done it years ago. Not only does it work (that's kind of important) but the ingredients are also beneficial to your skin. Take a look:

Epsom salt(magnesium sulfate)--eases muscle strain and aches, heals cuts, draws toxins out of the body
Almond oil--nourishes and softens skin
Lavender--cleanses skin irritations, eases body tension, calms nerves
Mint--energizes, cools skin, cleanses, helps remove toxins

Ingredients

1 c. epsom salt
3/4 c. almond oil (you can also use grapeseed or jojoba)
1 Tbsp. lavender buds
1 Tbsp. crushed mint
3 drops lavender essential oil


Directions

1. Combine epsom salt, lavender buds and mint in a bowl and mix well.


2. Transfer to blender and pulse until salt, lavender and mint are ground. Pour back into bowl.






3. Add almond oil and lavender oil and mix well, until dry ingredients are completely saturated.




4. Pour into a half pint jar (a funnel helps a lot).





To use, massage a quarter size amount into each foot, rinse and dry. Feet will be slippery in the shower so be careful. For best results, cover with socks for at least an hour immediately after drying. For a great fall body scrub, check out my Cinnamon Ginger Salt Scrub recipe. Both of these make great homemade gifts!





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27 comments:

  1. I love anything that smells like lavender! That it has mint in it and is good for your feet is just a bonus!!

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    1. Hi Danni,
      Me too! And it feels sooo good:)

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  2. I want to try! I'm sure it smells great!

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    1. Hi Katie! Love your name, just sayin:) It's smells and feels so good, definitely give it a try!

      Katie

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  3. I am going to do this! Thanks so much for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  4. This sounds fantastic! My feet are going to love it.

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  5. Love this! I have been wanting to try this for sometime so I will have to use your "recipe". Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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    1. You're welcome Kaylee! Loved your blog:)

      Katie

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  6. Great foot scrub recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Hi Debi! I would love to follow you! Can't wait to check out your site:)

      Katie

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  7. This looks really easy! Such a great gift idea too! Thanks for sharing! Found you through a linky party and excited to be following you!

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    1. Thanks Chrissy! Following you back :)

      Katie

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  8. I can't wait to try this, I bet it smells great. I'm thinking this would make an inexpensive Christmas gift. Never to early to start thinking of homemade holiday gifts!

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/prudent-projects-smart-solutions-week-9.html

    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite and the kind comments! I appreciate it:)

      Katie

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  9. Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured and Pinned so come on over and grab a brag button!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/09/tuesday-confessional-features.html
    ~Macy

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  10. I love this idea! There may be a few ladies getting this for Christmas this year! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm so glad you like it Aubrey! I'll be doing the same.

      Katie

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  11. Stalking you from the hop, i'm your newest follower, would love if you could come by and follow back?
    Erica
    www.ericastartwalking.com

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  12. This looks wonderful. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/washi-tape-idea-book-and-wednesdays.html#
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  13. This sounds awesome. I am making little gift baskets and all of my girlfriends will be VERY happy to receive this little goodie! If you have a sec this weekend, I would love for you to share at Get Schooled Saturday! http://too-much-time.com/2012/11/get-schooled-saturday-50.html
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands

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  14. This sounds like a perfect gift. I just made peppermint candy cane foot scrub from another blogger's recipe. I've got some leftover almond oil so I'm going to have to give this a try too. Thanks for sharing. Megan

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  15. Could this be used as a body scrub?

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  16. Thanks for sharing! My husband had some really dry feet because of feet fungus in the past. We tried lavender oil which worked great...

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