Soothe your feet with this mint foot scrub!
The feet can become dry and itchy at any time of the year.
But they sometimes need extra care in the winter, when the air is especially cold and dry.
This natural foot exfoliating recipe with mint helps exfoliate dry, itchy feet to soften calluses, while avocado oil can deeply moisturize dry skin. Essential oils can help reduce microbes, including fungi!
Why is avocado oil for dry and itchy feet?
Avocado oil is one of the most nutritious natural substances you can give your skin!
It has a thick and luxurious texture. Rich in essential fatty acids, especially oleic acid, it is an easy-to-absorb moisturizer that softens and soothes skin.
Avocado oil is also rich in vitamins, including D, E, and A.
It’s often included in joint care ointments, as studies have shown that avocado oil extracts may help calm inflammation.
Now let’s get to the recipe and then I’ll tell you why these essential oils are good for itchy feet!
Peppermint scrub for dry, itchy feet
- 4 ounces (112 g) pink Himalayan salt
- 4 oz (120 ml) avocado oil (Taiwan is acceptable)
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil (Mint X Piperita)
- 15 drops of wild carrot essential oil (Dojos Caruta)
- 10 Carat Lemon Grass Drops. Rhodiola essential oil (Symbogun citrate Ct. Rhodinol)
- You will need 8 ounces (240 ml) of a PET jar. (Or 2 4oz / 120ml cans.)
- Put the pink salt in the jar. I use a little salt or fine grained flour, but you can use whatever salt you prefer! Heavy bumps (such as medium size) can give you coarser exfoliation of heels and calluses.
- Pour the avocado oil into the jar.
- Add your essential oils
- Mash them together with a stainless steel spoon. I don’t usually use glass stir rods to make salt scrubs, because salt scrubs are thick. I don’t want to break a glass rod while stirring.
To use the mint foot scrub, just take a little bit of it with your fingertips and massage your dry, itchy feet!
The texture of your scrub will be loose and greasy, perfect! Once you rinse your feet, you’ll get a moisturizing, itch-soothing blend of avocado oil and essential oils lingering on your skin, keeping your feet moisturized and nourished.
Since the avocado oil and the essential oils in this scrub can help calm inflammation, feel free to spend some time massaging your foot.
Make this recipe with me
Let’s take a closer look at the essential oils in this recipe.
Peppermint essential oil
Mint X Piperita
Contains peppermint oil Menthol– A natural ingredient that activates your skin’s cold-sensing receptors, bypassing pain-sensing channels.
Menthol also has powerful actions against a wide range of microbes, including bacteria and fungi. These powerful effects are half of what makes peppermint oil a classic choice for foot exfoliating recipes!
Another reason to go for foot care is simply because it smells great! Not only does peppermint make your feet smell fresh and sweet, but it also helps reduce bacteria that could be causing the odors in the first place.
Wild carrot essential oil
Wild Carrot is the most common domesticated carrot ancestor plant – and this is the most delicious vegetable we eat! Wild carrots are not edible, but the entire plant is distilled to produce this earthy sweet, woody oil with just a pinch of spice!
I chose Wild Carrot Oil for my foot scrub recipe because it is rich in it Giranyl acetate And the A-Benin.
In research, both ingredients have been shown to reduce the presence of microbes, including bacteria and fungi.
Both can also help calm the inflammation – another reason to spend time massaging your feet with this scrub!
Lemongrass ct. Rhodiola essential oil
Symbogun citrate Ct. Rodinol
Lemon oil is a great choice anytime you encounter itchy skin or a fungal problem in your home.
However, most lemon oil can cause serious skin irritation.
So for this foot scrub recipe, I chose to use a special kind of lemon oil: lemongrass. Rodinol.
Instead of the irritating ingredient citral (common in most lemongrass), this oil contains: Rodinol. It’s gentle on the skin while offering all the powerful anti-microbial and anti-fungal benefits of lemongrass.
Pamper your feet!
If you use this foot scrub in a bathtub, remember to wipe the sides of the bathtub. Otherwise, avocado oil can leave your surfaces a little slippery.
Enjoy your moisturized and healthy feet!