I had a container of foot salt scrub, after using it all up, instead of buying more, I decided to try making it myself. (and improving on it)
Do you or your man have the funky feet? Working out and working all in the same day sometimes leads to foot funk. The gym floor is loaded with foot fungus, I decided to add something to battle this.
My result? Easy, cheap and my feet and my DH are soft and good smelling. Suitable for a gift also.
Items you need:
A container, plastic type is good, A Ball jar looks great also, especially if you are making this for a gift.
Tea tree oil, (you can add additional essential oils), sugar (I used white but you can use brown also), oil of your choice (Jojoba, olive, almond, sesame seed, peanut, even baby oil if you don’t object to adding mineral oil), and a couple of squirts of antibacterial soap.
Take your clean container, add the sugar (I like this better than salt), to about 3/4 inch from the top. Now add several pumps of antibacterial soap. I add about 10 drops of tea tree oil, you can add more if you have really funky feet. Now stir your sugar mix all up with a stick/spoon. After mixing well, pour in your choice of oil(s), to cover the mix. Mix this all up thoroughly. Yay! Now you are ready to pamper your feet, Scrub away and you will be amazed at how soft your feet are afterwards. Also all foot fungus be gone!
Tea tree oil-Tea tree oil has been scientifically investigated only recently. Some sources suggest beneficial medical properties when applied topically, including antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities It also has beneficial cosmetic properties. Read more here.
Sugar-Sugar is the perfect thing to use to exfoliate and repair dry skin. Not as rough as salt, sugar is a great exfoliate, if white sugar seems too harsh, try brown sugar, it is finer and gentle to your skin.There is also some evidence that sugar helps to heal skin.
Oils-You probably already have your favorite oil(s). I love almond oil and have read it is especially soothing to skin. Olive oil to Jojoba give one a try. Need some help?
Interested in making more scrubs? I found this how to from the TipJunkie filled full of Sugar scrub recipes!