Spring is finally here and the sun is starting to come out! Time to break out the flip flops, but first-exfoliation. This invigorating sea salt foot scrub is the perfect way to start off the sunny season. Peppermint and cinnamon essential oils add the perfect therapeutic effects, Shea oil is so moisturizing that you won’t even need lotion afterward, and potassium cocoate leaves your feet feeling squeaky clean!
**This recipe yields about 16 oz of scrub**
What You’ll Need:
9 oz Medium Dead Sea Salt
7 oz Extra Fine Pink Sea Salt
.05 oz Shea Oil
1.5 oz Potassium Cocoate
5 drops Vitamin E
2 mL Optiphen
2 mL Carrot Extract
3 mL Peppermint 1st Dist. E.O.
1 mL Cinnamon Leaf E.O.
8 oz Short Bail Jar
4 oz Bail Jar (2)
Glass Mixing Bowl
Measure out 9 oz Medium Dead Sea Salt and 7 oz Extra Fine Pink Sea Salt in a glass mixing bowl. Mix well.
Add 0.50 oz Shea Oil. Make sure to shake the Shea Oil well before adding, as Shea Oil likes to separate. Mix well.
Add 1.5 oz Potassium Cocoate. Potassium Cocoate is a coconut oil soap base with a very nice lather. Mix well, breaking up any clumps that may have formed.
Add 5 drops of Vitamin E. Mix well.
Add 2 mL Optiphen and mix well. While there is no water content in this recipe, we assume you will be dipping wet hands into the concoction, and we don’t want any bacteria to grow!
Add 2 mL Carrot Extract and mix well. Carrot extract is soothing to chapped and uncomfortable skin, and adds an extra touch of moisture to the skin.
Add 3 mL of Peppermint 1st Dist. essential oil and 1 mL of Cinnamon Leaf essential oil and mix well. Peppermint essential oil is said to have antimicrobial properties, boost energy, and help to relieve sore muscles. Cinnamon essential oil helps improve circulation and blends wonderfully with Peppermint E.O.
Once fully mixed, scoop the foot scrub into the bail jars.
To use, wet your foot down with warm water. You can soak your feet for 10-15 minutes in a warm foot bath to help soften the skin and help the exfoliation process as well.
Scoop a small dollop of the scrub into your hands and start scrubbing! A little bit of this scrub goes a long way. Careful if using in the shower, it can leave your tub slippery if you use too much!
Rinse with warm water. The Shea Oil in this foot scrub helps to leave your feet feeling smooth and soft afterwards, but you can certainly apply lotion afterwards if desired.
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