Homemade Sea Salt Foot Scrub

This natural foot scrub is wonderful for sloughing off dead skin during the winter months — it's as good for your feet as walking barefoot along a sandy beach. Mix up a batch of this sea-inspired scrub for a great holiday gift.
Seaside Foot Scrub Packaged in Decorated Jar

Seaside Foot Scrub Packaged in Decorated Jar

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

This natural foot scrub is wonderful for sloughing off dead skin during the winter months — it's as good for your feet as walking barefoot along a sandy beach. Mix up a batch of this sea-inspired scrub for a great holiday gift.

From: DK Books - Greener
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Before you get started on this project, try beachcombing for a small scallop shell or another attractive shell to package up with the jar as a scoop, or ask at your local fish store for any spare scallop shells.

Materials Needed:

  • 1 cup sand
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp powdered dulse seaweed (available from health-food stores)
  • 1 tbsp powdered kelp
  • 1 wide-necked preserving jar, or kilner jar, with an airtight, hinged lid
  • wooden spatula or spoon
  • 7fl oz olive oil
  • peppermint foot gel or essential oil (optional)
  • 1 scallop shell
  • 1 label listing the name of the scrub, and with instructions to apply a little of the scrub to the soles of the feet in a circular rubbing motion, paying particular attention to any hard areas of skin
  • recycled ribbon or natural raffia

Step 1

Put all the dry ingredients into the preserving jar and mix them together with the spatula or spoon.

Dry Ingredients In Preserving Jar

Dry Ingredients In Preserving Jar

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Gradually add the olive oil and stir the ingredients well with the spatula as you pour.

Add Olive Oil

Add Olive Oil

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Add six drops of peppermint essential oil or foot gel, if you wish. The peppermint gives the scrub an extra freshness.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Give the ingredients a last stir, seal the jar, add the label and tie on the shell with the ribbon or raffia.

Seaside Foot Scrub for Gift Giving

Seaside Foot Scrub for Gift Giving

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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