I think it’s finally safe to say that we are in flip flop season around here.
As someone who doesn’t get excited by shoes (I know, I know, that’s weird, but I can’t help it), I prefer to live in flip flops when I need something on my feet and going barefoot when I don’t.
But since we just got done with the cold winter season, my feet aren’t exactly in flaunt-them-in-flip-flops shape.
Dry, thick, hard, gross winter feet. It’s not like keeping my feet in cozy Uggs or thick wool socks all winter long did anything for my feet other than keep them warm.
And while I’ll admit that I wouldn’t keep on wearing those Uggs in 80 degree weather just to hide my feet, I do prefer them to be in better shape. In flip flop shape.
To soften the skin on my feet and to slough away the thick, dead skins cells, I’ve been using a homemade peppermint foot scrub. It has helped take my feet from winter condition to spring-ready. They’re softer and moisturized.
This homemade foot scrub will last you about a week or so, if you’re using it every day. You can easily double the batch, but it’s quick to mix up, so I prefer this smaller batch and then make more when I need it. I store it in a jar in my bathroom. If it were already super hot outside, I might put it in the fridge or at least in a cool, dark cabinet to keep it from getting overly soft/liquified, but it’s fine on my bathroom counter for now.
Homemade Peppermint Foot Scrub
- 1/4 cup Kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon table salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 drops peppermint oil
Mix ingredients together in a bowl. If it’s too dry, add a bit more oil. If it’s too wet, add more salt. The ingredients listed work for me, though I tend to have my salt heaping more than a perfect 1/4 cup.
If not using during a bath or shower, make sure that you wet your feet and then apply a small amount onto the bottoms and sides of your feet. Massage into your feet in a circular motion and then rinse off.