Relaxing With An Essential Oil Foot Scrub

Foot scrub with peppermint, tea tree and lavender oils

Tired and achy feet are common complaints, especially if you have a job that requires standing all day. One of my favorite ways to pamper my tootsies is to give them a gentle exfoliation… a foot scrub.

A walk on the beach will do the same thing, but the closest beach is about 800 miles away, so my homemade foot scrub is a wonderful and much cheaper alternative at removing all that dead skin.

And, this foot scrub is so easy to make:


  • 1 cup of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Foot Scrub Instructions

Place the sea salt in a large glass bowl.  Add the olive oil and coconut oil and mix with a fork or spoon.  Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also an antioxidant, provides vitamin E and is a great moisturizer. Coconut oil is not only antimicrobial and offers amazing healing properties… it also makes a fantastic moisturizer for the skin.

Next, add the three essential oils. Peppermint essential oil can help with foot odor. Plus it also offers some soothing benefits as it helps to relax all those muscles in the feet.  Tea tree essential oil is amazing at healing the skin! It helps heal any inflammation of the skin and is antibacterial. It’s also effective at removing foot odor.  Lavender essential oil provides an even deeper sense of relaxation while helping relieve aches and pains.

Combine all ingredients well and then pour everything into a glass jar with a tight lid.  Store in a cool, dark place to help preserve the ingredients. I keep mine in the fridge. Just make sure to label it properly.

To use it, using your clean hand, scoop some out and rub the mixture onto your feet (I put it on my ankles and calves too). I sit on the edge of the tub to keep from getting it all over the floor. Leave the scrub on for 10–15 minutes.

Exfoliate with peppermint foot scrub
Once done, rinse with warm water, and pat dry. You’ll love the refreshing, cooling feeling from the peppermint.  That’s perfect!   Now, apply my 3-ingredient facial moisturizer and enjoy that relaxed feeling.

Keep in mind that if you have severe cracks or peeling skin, you may want to talk to your doctor first since there could be a more serious issue at hand. But in most cases, a gentle foot scrub is an excellent stress-reliever and can makes your feet more attractive in your sandals.

Sure you could schedule a trip to the spa… but that can get pricey really quick.  Making your own foot scrub is a great way to take care of your feet right in your own home, and is much cheaper. Plus, you’re controlling the ingredients in the recipe and avoiding the chemicals that are often found in commercial products.

I hope you’ll try this easy to make Peppermint Foot Scrub… you can thank me later!

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