Searching a calendar website for inspiration, I discovered that March 7-11 is National Foot Week. While the focus of the week is primarily foot health, pampering your tootsies is never a bad thing.
This week we will look at ways to make your feet feel great! Today we’ll make a foot scrub to gently scour away the calluses that inevitably form on feet.
We’ll use a combination of superfine sugar and ground luffa as our abrasives. Thick, rich Olive Oil will pair with the lighter Sweet Almond Oil as the base, and we’ll add a generous amount of Squalane Oil to really bring in the moisture. I’m also adding a humectant, Hydrovance, to help with moisture retention. Just for fun, I colored mine blue. (Feel free to leave out the colorant; I just couldn’t resist!)
I finished off the scrub with a fun, fruity aroma: Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil.
Join me as I craft this super fast and simple scrub.
What You’ll Need
21.5% Olive Oil
8% Squalane Oil
11% Sweet Almond Oil
50% Superfine Sugar
5% Ground Luffa
0.5% Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Blue Dye
100-gram Test Batch
21.5 grams Olive Oil
2.58 ounces Olive Oil
Weigh all ingredients into a mixing container. (I used a pint canning jar.) Use a few drops of the blue dye and stir well before deciding about the color. You can always add a bit more. I wanted to go for a deeper hue, so I used 5 drops in my test batch.
Once all ingredients are weighed, use a spoon or spatula to mix well. Adjust color if needed.
If you just have regular sugar, you can use that instead of superfine, or you can make your own superfine sugar. Simply put sugar into a food processor and pulse until the consistency is fine but not powdered.
This scrub is nice and gentle thanks to the small size of the scrubby factor. If you prefer a more aggressive scrub, I’d recommend using regular sugar or even some salt. I like the luffa in there, though, so don’t leave that out!
I have to admit that in my excitement about adding color, I overdid it a bit with the blue. It didn’t stain my hands or my tub, but it was a bit over the top. Be less generous than I was. Start with a couple of drops of color and add from there.
Hope you enjoy trying this fast and simple scrub, then follow it up with a moisturizing treat of the Minty Foot Moisturizing Cream we made yesterday. Your feet (and hands) will thank you.