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.

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Seaside Foot Scrub Packaged in Decorated JarEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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 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
  • 1 scallop shell
  • 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 JarEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-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 OilEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-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 OilEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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