Homemade Foot Scrubs

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Homemade Foot Scrubs

Summer is here and for me that means I will be barefoot 99% of the time. I’m just one of those people that cannot stand shoes! I have one pair for summer when I have to go to the store, one pair of muck boots for being in the barn and around the animals, and one pair of warm boots I wear in the winter. As my mom so kindly reminded me the other day…this isn’t anything new, I’ve never been a shoes person! Apparently, even when I was little I would refuse socks and shoes. I guess I just need that feeling of earth between my toes! 🙂

The problem this creates is some very dirty feet, but of course I’ve come up with a solution that works for me. Homemade Foot Scrubs! I like to mix up different scrubs depending on the mood I’m in, so today I’m sharing a few of my favorites. I hope these will help all my other barefoot friends out there this summer, or those that are just looking to refresh and relax your feet with a soothing scrub. These are in “individual serving sizes” so make sure to make a bit more if there is more than one of you planning on scrubbing up your feet at the same time. You could also make a bigger batch if you find one that you love and plan on using. Each scrub should be used up within a month or so or the sugar will just get syrupy.


Minty Fresh Homemade Foot Scrub

What You Need:

  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (or another oil like Jojoba)
  • 6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients together and scrub gently onto your feet. Rinse off and pat dry with a dry towel. (Do not use this scrub on children’s feet as it contains peppermint oil.)


Honey Homemade Foot Scrub

What You Need:

  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey
  • Vanilla Extract (optional)

Follow the same instructions above to make this scrub. Add in a drop or two of Vanilla Extract for a soothing scent.


Coffee Homemade Foot Scrub

What You Need:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Coffee Grounds
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Mix all ingredients together with the same instructions as above.


Cleaning Powder Homemade Foot Scrub

What You Need:

  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Castile Soap (any scent)

Mix ingredients together. Wipe feet with a damp cloth and apply the scrub. Gently scrub into foot, rinse off slowly with water while scrubbing. Pat dry with a dry towel. This is a good one for very dirty feet!


Grapefruity Homemade Foot Scrub

What You Need:

  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grapefruit Juice (I just used fresh squeezed)

Mix ingredients together, scrub on gently, rinse off and pat dry with a dry towel. Do not use on broken skin.

As you can see, these recipes are so easy, but so refreshing! I tend to use the Cleaning Power Foot Scrub the most often, but my favorite is the Coffee Scrub because it smells so good! What are some combinations that you use?

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  1. Thank you for posting this. Im a therapeutic massage therapist and work barefoot all the time. I have been looking for a good foot scrub to help my feet stay clean, healthy, and looking good.

  2. I love scrubs! The coffee scrub sounds wonderful. Do you use fresh grounds out of the canister? Or, used grounds leftover from the morning coffee?

  3. These are wonderful and simple. I am a flip flop wearer most of the summer and these will be a real treat for me. Thanks!

  4. Just made two of the recipes. Will try them soon. I am also a massage therapist although I don’t work barefoot as its horses I work on, but when not working I live without shoes.

  5. What great recipes! Also fantastic as a pre-treatment for at-home pedicures…super fun for a girls’ night 🙂