In this tutorial you'll learn how to make a cooling peppermint and thyme foot scrub using all natural ingredients. This simple recipe is so easy and fun. Peppermint essential oil has a cooling and deodorizing effect on your skin - perfect for feet during hot weather. Dried thyme adds color and extra exfoliating power. The finished product makes a great gift for family and friends - or for yourself as a special treat!
This recipe makes about 6oz/170g of foot scrub.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil
- 4-5 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- Mixing bowl
1. Measure and Mix
Measure out the sugar and add it to your mixing bowl.
Measure the oil. I'm using sweet almond oil, but coconut oil or avocado oil would also be great substitutions. If you're looking for a dryer-feeling oil, try apricot kernel or hazelnut oil.
Pour the oil directly on top of the sugar.
Carefully begin to combine the sugar and the oil. Continue mixing until the oil is completely combined with the sugar and there are no dry spots. It should be wet enough to form small clumps.
If if feels too dry add a bit more oil. Alternatively, if the mixture is too wet just add a little more sugar until you achieve the right balance.
2. Add Extras
Add the peppermint essential oil to the scrub. Peppermint oil is a very strong top note, meaning the aroma will hit your nose right away, so you'll only need a few drops to get the desired effect. If you want to add additional essential oils, lavender and lemon both blend wonderfully with peppermint.
Add the dried thyme leaves, which will add an extra boost of exfoliation to your scrub. It also adds an interesting pop of color. No thyme? Try dried rosemary which also blends well with peppermint.
Gently stir to combine the additional ingredients.
3. Finish Up
Transfer your scrub from the mixing bowl to your final container.
Spice up the presentation by adding an extra shake of thyme to the top of the scrub. Cover and add a pretty label, listing the all-natural ingredients for the recipient.
In this tutorial you learned how to make your own cooling foot scrub using peppermint essential oil, sugar, almond oil and thyme. Since this scrub doesn't use any water, you don't need a preservative. The result is an all-natural way to give your feet the attention they deserve!
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