I wanted a scrub that I could clean my feet with this summer. My heels always get black when I wear flip flops. I needed it to be a soapy type scrub without being slippery. When I searched the internet for a recipe, I didn’t really find what I was looking for. That’s odd, even Pinterest couldn’t help me. I found one recipe, but it called for dish soap. I am not about to put something designed to de-grease and clean with on my skin. I decided to go with castile soap because it is gentle and I needed some for my hand soap dispensers anyway.
In a glass or stainless steel bowl, I mixed:
- 4 oz of organic sugar (purchased at local grocery store)
- a squirt of castile soap (purchased at Walmart)
- an essential oil blend of lavender, lemon and melaleuca. I chose this blend of oils for the cleansing and skin purifying benefits, but you can use any skin safe oils that you prefer. I followed a safe dilution ratio of 3 drops of essential oils per ounce of scrub.
The castile soap is lightly moisturizing so I decided to not add additional oils because I didn’t want an oily tub.
I used 4 ounce canning jars, but I replaced the traditional lids with plastic ones. The decorative chalkboard stickers are from the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby. I like that I can erase when the jar is empty, so then I can re-use the jar for something else later.
This product does not have a preservative added to it, so I must be careful not to introduce bacteria into it. I store it away from water and I use a wooden craft stick to scoop some out when needed.
I already tested it and I love how little I needed to use to be effective.
Goodbye flip flop feet!