To do this tutorial you will need:
- 1/4 of a cup of kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon of table salt
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1/3 of a cup of oil, I used olive oil but you can use whatever you want
- 1 tablespoon Argan oil (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint oil
- A jar with a lid, measuring cup and spoon, and a fork to mix with
First, pour 1/4 cup of kosher salt into your chosen jar. I like using these wide mouth glass jars because they clean easy and don't absorb smells like plastic does.
Now add the tablespoon of regular salt. This adds another layer to the exfoliating effect of the scrub. You have the course kosher salt scrubbing away the bulk of the dry skin while the finer table salt buffs away whatever is left over.
Finally add in two tablespoons of baking soda. This is both to help with the exfoliating and to act as a deodorizer for your feet. Mix everything up with the fork.
Now add your 1/3 of a cup of oil, giving everything a good mix. I used olive oil since I buy it by the gallon at Costco but you can use whatever kind of oil you prefer so long as it is a liquid.
This step is optional, but I added a tablespoon of Argan oil to increase the moisturizing effect of the scrub. I've been using the oil on my hands and hair and loving that so I thought I'd spread the love a bit. Give it a good mix again.
And lastly, add about 1/2 a teaspoon of peppermint oil to the scrub. This will not only give it a pleasant scent but will give a cooling/tingling effect to the scrub, helping your tired and aching feet. Give everything a mix, then seal the jar up until you are ready to use it.