Mid-February is the month when I start dreaming of spring. Instead of thinking about the unusual amount of snow we are supposed to receive today, I’m dreaming of warm, sandy beaches, relaxing by the pool and summer attire. In my logical (!) train of thought, this reminds me I can’t show my winter feet in public. Sure my toes need a coat of polish. But, more importantly, they need a good scrub. I don’t want to be seen as the scaly heel monster. To combat the problem I made a peppermint salt foot scrub. Not only does this smell amazing, I used three types of salts to maximize the exfoliation. This makes the perfect pick me up to gift someone with on St. Patrick’s Day and takes around five minutes to make and is low cost; a total win for everyone.
Here’s all you need to make it. I used kosher salt, epsom salt and sea salt, along with olive oil, green food coloring and peppermint essential oil. You can use any healthy oil you want. I am going to use tea tree oil the next time I make these salts.
You’ll want to mix just enough oil to blend the mixture. Since I used three different types of salt, I added four to five drops of peppermint oil to each type to give it the amazing smell. TO give it contrast, I added three drops of green food coloring to one of the salt mixtures.
I layered the mixture into an 8 ounce jar (I found at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents.) Now I’m ready for some serious pampering.
- 2 ounces Kosher Salt
- 2 ounces Epsom Salt
- 3 ounces Sea Salt
- 4 ounces olive oil
- 10 drops peppermint oil
- 4 drops green food coloring
- Mix each slat mixture with one ounce of olive oil. Add a little more oil if needed. Mixture should be damp. Add three to four drops peppermint oil to each bowl of salt mixture. Stir in green food coloring if desired. Layer in a glass jar,
Want more pampering? Try these bath bombs. They can be shaped to match any holiday and can use your favorite scent of essential oil.
What is your favorite way to pamper yourself each winter?