Kitchen Beauty: DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub

I find that in the summer, a good foot scrub is of the essence. I tend to spend most of my days barefoot (I work from home, so it's totally OK), or occasionally slide into cute, but totally unsubstantial flip-flops or sparkly flats, which do nothing for my feet while I traipse around the city.

In fact, the other day I realized that my feet had been stained a slight shade of navy blue from my flip-flops.

I had smurf feet!

A scrub was definitely in order.

This scrub takes just a few minutes to put together, and is fantastic for tired and rough summer feet (dyed blue from flip-flops or otherwise). The kosher salt and baking soda are great for scrubbing off dead skin (baking soda also acts as a natural deodorizer), the oil moisturizes and softens, and the peppermint extract adds lovely scent and just a hint of that tingly, refreshing feeling.

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DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe

1/4 cup course kosher salt (you can also use granulated sugar)
1/3 cup oil (I like grapeseed or almond, olive or coconut oil also work very well)
2 tablespoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Whisk together all ingredients and pour into a glass jar with a lid. Store in a cool, dry place.

To use: place a few tablespoons of the mixture into your hand, and massage into your feet, concentrating on the heel and other rough areas. Rinse under warm water to remove the salt, but not the oil. Gently pat dry.

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