I am really hard on my feet and I go barefoot as shoe of choice so every now and then a foot scrub is just what my achy feet need! Not only is peppermint is considered an invigorating scent in aromatherapy but in a foot scrub and it exfoliates dead skin nourishing the skin and creating a refreshing tingle. Peppermint also has mild antiseptic, antifungal and deodorizing which is on a “good thing” list for the feet!
1c Epsom salt
½ c baking soda
½ c dried peppermint leaves
Peppermint essential oil
Unscented liquid castile soap
Combine the Epsom salt, baking soda and peppermint leaves in the large bowl. Mix the ingredients together with your hands.
Use plastic gloves to keep the essential oil fragrance off of your hands.
Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Mix it into the bowl and test the scent. If you want a stronger scent, add 10 more drops and mix again.
Continue adding oil, mixing and testing until you reach the desired scent.
Pour enough liquid castile soap into the bowl to make a thick paste.
Transfer the paste to an air-tight plastic container. Store the foot scrub in a cool, dry place.
What do you use peppermint for? Love to know if it is something not on the list!
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