Our feet are one of the most important parts of our body and yet they are often quite overlooked. Just like your face, your feet need to be pampered too after a long tiring day. But foot spas can be quite expensive. We often think it is alright to neglect our feet but what if we told you there are homemade foot scrubs that you can use without spending a single rupee?

Benefits Of Using A Foot Scrub Regularly

I. Lesser Calluses 

Foot Scrub Benefit - Lesser Calluses

No proper foot care can lead to thickening of the skin which is also called a callus. Calluses, if not treated, can sometimes cause extreme pain and discomfort for your feet. With the help of foot scrubs, it is easy to keep the skin on your feet soft and supple. In case you experience your foot skin cracking, you can try these home remedies for cracked heels to maintain soft feet.

II. Smooth Skin

Get Smooth Skin By Applying Foot Scrub

Usage of foot scrubs not only avoids calluses but also keeps your skin smooth and prevents it from cracking even in the driest weathers.

Pro-Tip: Use a foot cream after a foot scrub and you’re good in any tough & dry weather.

III. Comforts Foot Pain 

Get Rid Of Foot Pain By Applying Foot Scrub

As stated above, calluses can be a discomfort and may cause pain. Regular foot care can prevent that which leads to lesser pain to deal with when it comes to your feet.

IV. Pretty Pedicure 

Pedicure With Foot Scrub For Soft Feet

The reason why most people get pedicures is for their feet to look pretty. Therefore, a foot scrub is definitely something that will help you flaunt your feet.

Now that we already know why foot scrubs are important. Here are a few stress releasing homemade foot scrubs that you can use: 

10 DIY Foot Scrub Recipes To Flaunt Your Soft Beautiful Feet

We advise you to do a small patch test on your skin to check if you are allergic to any of the ingredients such as specific essential oils.

1.  Revitalising Tea Tree Mint Foot Scrub

Tea Tree Mint Foot Scrub Recipe

This foot scrub is very exfoliating which makes it really energising and refreshing. Tea tree is known for all its great properties. The tea tree and the peppermint give the right solution for tired and aching feet. Tea tree oil is known for its various properties such as antibacterial, antiseptic, balsamic and fungicide. Peppermint oil when applied to the skin causes surface warmth which helps to soothe the pain.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 handful of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 2-3 drops of peppermint oil

Instructions:

  1. Put the sea salt in a glass bowl
  2. Add the olive oil, tea tree oil and peppermint oil. Stir it well
  3. Scrub the mixture on your feet
  4. Leave the scrub on your feet for 10 minutes
  5. Rinse and pat dry your feet
  6. Apply moisturizer to avoid cracking

Note: If you already have cracks, this scrub may cause a little tingly feeling on your feet. It is completely normal and only means that the tea tree oil and salt are working.

2. Brown Sugar And Olive Oil Exfoliating Foot Scrub

Brown Sugar And Olive Oil Foot Scrub Recipe

This is the simplest DIY foot scrub recipe. Brown sugar gently scrubs your feet and exfoliates them whereas the Olive Oil helps to moisturise your feet making them look healthy and hydrated.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 drops of essential oil (chamomile or peppermint)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions:

  1. Combine the brown sugar, olive oil and baking soda in a bowl
  2. Add the essential oil to the mixture
  3. Scrub the mixture on your feet
  4. Leave the scrub on your feet for 20 minutes
  5. Rinse and pat dry
  6. Apply moisturiser

3. Homemade Coconut Salt Scrub

Foot Scrub With Coconut Oil And Salt

This is one of the best scrubs for dry and cracked feet. Not only does it remove dead cells but also treats dry skin.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of bath salts (Epsom or sea salts)
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of vitamin E oil
  • 3-4 drops of any essential oil of your preference

Instructions:

  1. Put salt in a large glass or ceramic bowl
  2. Add coconut oil and vitamin E to the salt
  3. Add the essential oil and mix well
  4. Place your mixture into a glass container until it is ready to use

Note: You can skip the vitamin E oil and replace it with ½ cup of coconut oil if preferred. 

4. DIY Coffee Grounds Foot Scrub 

Homemade Coffee Foot Scrub

This DIY homemade foot scrub enhances the texture of the skin on your feet. The coffee grounds act as great exfoliators and remove dead skin cells and also soften your feet.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coffee ground
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (coarse) 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients
  2. Mix till it becomes a thick paste
  3. Scrub the paste on your feet and massage it in for 15-20 minutes
  4. Rinse and pat dry

5. Honey And Lemon Foot Bath

Honey And Lemon Foot Scrub

This recipe is great for soothing the feet. The honey retains the moisture for soft skin. The lemons help to remove dead skin cells and exfoliate. It is super easy to make this foot scrub at home.

Ingredients:

  • Basin for water
  • Footstones
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 sliced lemon

Instructions:

  1. Heat water to the desired temperature in a large pot
  2. Place the footstones in the pot
  3. Add honey to the water. Stir until it is dissolved
  4. Mix in apple cider vinegar
  5. Add sliced lemon
  6. Soak your feet for 20 minutes
  7. Apply a light layer of oil as moisturiser

6. Oatmeal Foot Scrub

DIY Oatmeal Foot Scrub

Oatmeal is a great exfoliator because of its coarse texture. It also makes your feet smooth and soothes minor rashes. Including it with bath salt and baking soda increase its exfoliating effect.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons bath salt 
  • 2 teaspoons oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 2-3 tablespoons water 

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Make it into a paste
  3. Apply the paste to your feet
  4. Scrub it well
  5. Wash and follow it up with a moisturiser

7. Lemon And Sugar Foot Scrub

Lemon And Sugar Foot Scrub Recipe

Lemon and sugar are present in every household. Thus, it is extremely easy to make this foot scrub at home. Lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent. Thus, it helps to clear blemishes from the skin. Sugar helps to scrub dead skin cells. Coconut oil moisturises the feet and makes them soft.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of sugar (granulated)
  • 9-10 drops of lemon essential oil
  • ½ lemon zest (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the sugar, coconut oil and lemon essential oil in a bowl
  2. You can add lemon zest if you want (for extra scent and colour)
  3. Apply the scrub to your feet and exfoliate

8. Honey And Sugar Foot Scrub

DIY Honey And Sugar Foot Scrub

Honey has antibacterial properties and sugar is great for removing dead skin cells which makes this a perfect foot scrub if you want to exfoliate and keep your feet hygienic.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of bath salt 
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 7-8 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1 cup olive or coconut oil

Instructions: 

  1. Mix the sugar and bath salt in a bowl & then add the coconut or olive oil to it
  2. Add honey and mix well
  3. Add the essential oil in the end so that it is evenly distributed
  4. Apply the scrub to your feet and massage well for 15 minutes
  5. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off

9. Honey And Camphor Foot Scrub

Homemade Honey And Camphor Foot Scrub

This homemade foot scrub is excellent if you have rough skin but it also works for all skin types. Camphor oil works great as wound healing and has anti-wrinkle properties. Honey makes the skin soft.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2-3 drops camphor essential oil 
  • 1 cup of bath salt 

Instructions: 

  1. Mix the bath salt and honey in a bowl
  2. Add the essential oil to this and blend well
  3. Apply the paste to your feet & gently massage for 10 minutes
  4. Leave it on for sometime
  5. Soak your feet in warm water with bath salt
  6. Pat dry and apply moisturiser

10. Pineapple And Yoghurt Foot Scrub

DIY Pineapple And Yogurt Foot Scrub

Pineapples contain vitamin C which makes this an exfoliating foot scrub. yoghurt can brighten the skin and improve the texture of the skin.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of crushed pineapple 
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of yoghurt

Instructions: 

  1. Mix the sugar and yoghurt in a bowl and then add the pineapple to it
  2. Massage the scrub on your feet for 10 minutes. Leave it on for another 10 minutes
  3. Wash with lukewarm water

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best foot scrub?

A. Here are a few foot scrubs available in the market that you can try and test; Kama Ayurveda Foot Scrub, Vaadi Herbals Foot Scrub with Fenugreek and Lemongrass Oil, Oriflame Advanced Deep Exfoliating Foot Cream, LuxaDerme Peeling and Exfoliating Foot Mask.

Q. How do I exfoliate my feet?

A. Try any of our homemade exfoliating foot scrubs to get best results. You can start by soaking your feet a few times a week. Use a footstone or brush to gently exfoliate off the dead skin. Hot showers or baths should be avoided as they dry out the skin. Rinse in warm water to prevent your skin from drying.

Q. How often should you exfoliate your feet?

A. If you are someone who travels, walks or steps out of the house every day, we recommend you exfoliate your feet thrice a week. Ideally, you should be exfoliating your feet at least once a week. Try our gentle but effective homemade exfoliating foot scrubs for soft feet.

Q. How do I get rid of hard skin on my feet?

A. You can get rid of the hard skin on your feet by soaking them in hot water first. This will soften up the skin. Use a footstone or one of our exfoliating scrubs and gently scrub away the hard skin. Do not use force as it will do more harm than heal.

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