Soft Foot Scrub

After a recent foot surgery, I have discovered what anyone who has ever been in a cast already knows. After just a few weeks, the skin itches like crazy while it sheds and peels. It is maddening to have that itching sensation that just won’t go away.

Finished Scrub

Finished Scrub

I now feel intensely guilty for teasing my sister so much when I was a little girl when she broke her arm. Boy, if I had only known.

Today I wanted to make a foot scrub that would be gentle and soft on my tender skin while alleviating some of that itching.

Join me in the blog kitchen as I craft a clay and sugar scrub that is great for tender – or even ticklish – skin!



Red Clay
Grape Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Salt, Fine
Comfrey Extract
Horsetail Grass Extract
Lavandin Essential Oil


Microwave Safe Container



55% Sugar
8% Red Clay
14% Grape Seed Oil
12% Sunflower Oil
5.75% Salt, Fine
2% Comfrey Extract
2% Horsetail Extract
1% Liquipar
0.25% Lavandin Essential Oil


1.94 oz Sugar
0.28 oz Red Clay
0.49 oz Grape Seed Oil
0.42 oz Sunflower Oil
0.20 oz Salt, Fine
0.07 oz Comfrey Extract
0.07 oz Horsetail Extract
0.04 oz Liquipar
0.01 oz Lavandin Essential Oil


55 grams Sugar
8 grams Red Clay
14 grams Grape Seed Oil
12 grams Sunflower Oil
5.75 grams Salt, Fine
2 grams Comfrey Extract
2 grams Horsetail Extract
1 grams Liquipar
0.25 grams Lavandin Essential Oil


Weigh all of the dry ingredients into a mixing container.  Gently whisk everything so it is well mixed but the clay does not become airborne. Add the liquid ingredients. Stir well. Package into container and enjoy!

Weighing the dry ingredients

Weighing the dry ingredients

Whisking the dry ingredients

Dry ingredients after whisking together.

Adding the extracts

Adding the extracts

Adding the Oils

Adding the Oils

Mixing the scrub

Mixing the scrub

Finished Scrub on my finger

Finished Scrub on my finger


I used regular sugar, but if you want something with a finer texture, I would recommend either grinding up the sugar you have or finding fine bakers sugar. I also recommend packaging the finished scrub in plastic rather than glass. Wet hands on glass make for a slippery and dangerous combination in the bathroom. Remember, safety first!


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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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