Want to get rid of that dry, rough skin on your feet and heels? An exfoliating foot scrub with essential oils is the way to go! It is simple to make and easy to use.
Exfoliating feet makes the skin feel cleaner and brighter. You may notice that your moisturizer seems to be more effective after exfoliating.
Epsom salt is a natural exfoliant used in this foot scrub recipe to help buff away dead skin, bringing fresh skin to the surface. Sweet almond oil and essential oils will help to soften and refresh the skin on your feet and heels, leaving them feeling wonderful. So go ahead, make up a batch today and start treating your feet!
What is an Epsom Salt Scrub?
Salt scrubs can be described as an exfoliating product that uses a variety of salts, and often a carrier oil to moisturize skin. Salt scrubs, especially Epsom Salt Scrubs, are more aggressive than sugar scrubs, and shouldn't be used on sensitive and damaged skin. Salt scrubs are best used on feet, hands and any other areas that have calluses (sometimes knees, elbows).
Epsom salt is a commonly used in salt scrubs. It is an inexpensive, yet very versatile and effective beauty product that many women use regularly to maintain their hair and skin health. Epsom salt has been praised by many women as a great exfoliator.
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Salt Scrub vs. Sugar Scrub
Salt scrubs are usually more aggressive and should be applied to the feet, hands and body only. Salt is not suitable for all skin types.
Salt scrubs are not recommended for use on your face. This scrub should not be used on sensitive areas or your face. An exfoliating sugar scrub is a better choice in these situations because it's gentler.
Also avoid freshly shaved skin, the salt will sting!
Best Essential Oils to Remove Dead Skin From Feet
Do you struggle with dry, callused feet? If so, you're not alone. Many people experience this problem because the skin on their feet doesn't get enough moisture. However, there are some natural remedies that can help! This blog explores how to use essential oils to remove dead skin from your feet and keep them soft and smooth.
The best time to use essential oil is after bathing or showering when your pores are open and ready for absorption.
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Exfoliating Essential Oil Foot Scrub Recipe
To maintain healthy feet, use exfoliating foot scrub once per week. Make sure to use essential oil lotion or skin balm to soften heels.
- 3/4 cup Epsom Salt
- 1/4 cup Sweet Almond Oil
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- Glass Storage Container
- Mix all ingredients together
- Put into jar or glass storage container
- To use, place a small amount into palm of hand and rub over feet, paying close attention to heels. Rinse off. If using in shower, use caution as the oils can make the shower slippery.
- Follow with moisturizing foot lotion and a pair of cozy socks.
Essential Oil Recipe Tips
- You can substitute lavender and frankincense essential oils with other essential oils of choice, see below for more blends.
- Single essential oils would work with this recipe, or a favorite blend from your oil brand. You would just need 15-20 drops total per DIY recipe.
- If you like your sugar foot scrub wetter, add more carrier oil until it reached your desired level.
- As an alternative to using in the shower, you can soak your feet in a warm foot bath first which will soften the skin and then use this exfoliating foot scrub to buff away the dead skin.
- If your feet and heels are very dry and crack it will take some persistence on your behalf. Use scrub 2-3 times per week until all the dry and cracked skin is off.
- Use caution and do not overdo it with the foot scrub. It took time to build up callused skin, it will take time to remove it too.
Exfoliating Foot Scrub Essential Oil Blends
Essential oil foot scrubs are an excellent way to remove dead skin cells, dirt and other debris that can build up on the feet. It is also another great way to enjoy some aromatherapy benefits.
If you're looking for some essential oil blends to make foot scrub recipes with, read on to find out some of our favorite combinations. Try these essential oil recipe variations:
1. Bedtime Exfoliating Scrub
Try this blend when winding down to get ready for bed
2. Citrus Exfoliating Scrub
Here is a refreshing blend of citrus oils to pamper your feet with.
3. Lively Exfoliating Scrub
Use this foot scrub essential oil blend in the morning to help you get moving.
4. Deep Clean Exfoliating Scrub
Let these two gentle skincare essential oils cleanse while exfoliating.
The Importance of Exfoliation for Feet
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your feet much thought – until you start noticing dry, rough patches of skin. Then, all of a sudden, you become very aware of them! The good news is that there’s an easy solution to get rid of those dry patches and have soft, healthy feet: exfoliation.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This can be done mechanically, with a scrub or brush, or chemically, with an acid or exfoliating cream. While exfoliating your face has become a regular part of many people’s skincare routines, exfoliating your feet is often overlooked. However, it’s just as important – if not more so – to exfoliate your feet on a regular basis.
Why You Should Exfoliate Your Feet?
There are several reasons why you should make exfoliating your feet a regular part of your skincare routine. For one thing, it can help prevent dry, cracked skin.
When dead skin cells build up on the surface of your feet, they can create a barrier that prevents moisturizing creams and lotions from being absorbed properly. Exfoliating helps remove that barrier so that your moisturizer can do its job and keep your feet hydrated.
In addition to preventing dryness, exfoliation can also help improve the appearance of your feet. If you suffer from calluses or corns, exfoliation can help soften and smooth the rough patches of skin.
Exfoliating can also help reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes and even out your skin tone. As an added bonus, it can also help increase circulation in your feet and leave them feeling refreshed and invigorated.
How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Feet?
Now that you know the benefits of exfoliating your feet, you’re probably wondering how often you should do it. Too much of a good thing though can lead to skin irritation. If you exfoliate too often, it can cause skin irritation.
It is important to allow your skin to heal itself and be sure not to rub your skin too hard when exfoliating. However, if you have particularly dry or rough skin, you may need to exfoliate more frequently.
As a general rule of thumb, you should aim to exfoliate your feet at least once a week. For most people, exfoliating two times per week is plenty. If you have sensitive skin, you may need to exfoliate less often. Listen to your body and adjust accordingly.
Final Thoughts on Exfoliating Foot Scrub Blends and Benefits
If you’re looking for softer, smoother feet, look no further than exfoliation! Exfoliating on a regular basis can help prevent dryness, improve the appearance of your feet, and even increase circulation. Aim to exfoliate at least once a week – but adjust as needed depending on the condition of your feet.
Where to Buy Epsom Salt?
Epsom salt is a must-have for any essential oils addict. Why? Because not only is a natural detoxifying agent, it is also great for making homemade bath salts.
You can buy Epsom salt with scents/essential oils added to them, I prefer buying pure Epsom salt. Here are some favorites:
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