Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peppermint Foot Scrub




Peppermint Foot Scrub is the perfect homemade gift for anyone in need of pampered feet. (Who doesn't, right?) There are only 3 ingredients, all of which are natural, and it smells like Christmas in a jar. Yum! I love that peppermint has a cooling, energizing effect on tired feet.

Peppermint oil is also great for clearing congestion and helping with digestion. Combined with Epson salt which is known for drawing toxins out of the body, you have a scrub that not only smells and feels great, but is good for your body too!


1/2 cup almond or jojoba oil
1 cup Epson salt
5-7 drops peppermint oil





Directions


Pour Epson salt into a bowl and mix in almond oil.






Add 5-7 drops of peppermint oil and mix well.






Pour into a half pint jar.






Dress up the jar and you're all done! Wasn't that easy?





I'm linking up at some of these great parties and Under the Table and DreamingSavvy Southern Style, Debbiedoos, Between Naps on the Porch and Shabby Creek Cottage.

47 comments:

  1. This looks a like a great gift!

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  2. I love scrubs, and I do make my own. WHY haven't I thought of peppermint?! Great idea...so refreshing

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    1. Aren't they easy to make? I spent way to much money buying these over the years. I'm glad you like the peppermint idea!

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  3. Looks good. Whenever I visit your blog I get this pop-up message:

    A username and password are being requested by http://bloggerblogwidgets.googlecode.com. The site says: "Google Code Subversion Repository"

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    1. Hi Diana! Yep, I know. I'm checking into that. I have no idea why that is popping up but if you hit cancel it goes away. Thanks for letting me know, I appreciate it!

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  4. I bet this smells fantastic! I'm getting the same message as Diana. Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! I'm trying to get that message off:(

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  5. This look DIVINE!!!! LOVE it!!! A must try! Love your blog too. I'm Hanna and I am your newest follower. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! You can find me at

    http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-holiday-tassel-garland.html

    xoxoxo Hanna

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    1. Hi Hanna! I'm following you now too! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

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  6. oh I bet this smells amazing! I am going to have to make this for some presents :) And for myself!

    -Kristen-
    Don't forget to link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  7. What a great inexpensive gift idea! I would love for you to come link this up to my party going on! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/12/get-social-sunday_9.html

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  8. where can i get almond oil and peppermint?

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    1. Hi Sharon! Health Food stores carry both of them.

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  9. Great idea for a quick gift! I’d love it if you’d share this at my linky party! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/p/inspiration.html

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  10. Stopping by from Nap Time Creations.
    After being on my feet all day at work, I want this right now!

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  11. What a great gift idea, Katie! I wished I had some! I would love for you to share it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/search/label/craftshowcase.

    I hope to see you soon! :)

    Marti

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  12. That seems easy enough! Can't go wrong with the smell of peppermint either! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

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  13. This looks amazing. I love scrubs. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  14. Oh, this sounds great! I think I'll make some up for Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you like it Tammy! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  15. Where can you buy almond oil ?

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    1. Hi Brenda! Most health food stores carry it. It's in the body lotion section.

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  16. Could coconut oil be substituted for the almond oil?

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  17. Can you tell me how many little jars of this you get from one recipe? It sounds great. (I am thinking maybe 3 jars????) thanks tonilea jiffy1212@aol.com

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    1. Hi Tonilea! This recipe makes 1 half-pint jar. So you would need to triple the recipe. Hope that helps!

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  18. What would you use to add a color to this recipe?

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    1. Hi Tina! You can use food coloring. Hope you have a great Christmas:)

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  19. Sounds great this will be my first time making a scrub. How long does it keep? My email is shadows200979@yahoo.com

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  20. how long does the scrub keep? Any special storage instructions?

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    1. It has a shelf life of about 2 months and does best if it's stored in a dry dark place like a closet. But I've had mine in the shower for that long and it's done just fine. Hope that helps!

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  21. Can you use lavender in place of peppermint

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    1. You sure can! You can use any essential oil you want.

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  22. Would this work with coconut oil? I am thinking I will have to try as I love coconut oil for the hydration

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  23. Looking forward to making the Peppermint Food Scrub and giving it as a gift. Thank you so much.

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  24. Should a person use a specific brand of essential oil? I've been told I should use do terra - but that seems pretty high to use in scrub

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