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Epsom Salt Peppermint Foot Scrub

Epsom Salt Peppermint Foot Scrub

This lively scrub might make you want to play footsie. Soaking your feet first in warm saltwater not only feels heavenly, it also softens tough skin for maximum benefits.

1 cup Epsom salt
1/3 cup almond oil or olive oil
1 tablespoon castile soap
6 drops pure essential oil of peppermint

Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Soak your feet first if desired, using 3 quarts of hot water directly from the faucet or warmed on the stove top to a comfortable temperature. Pour the water into a basin and mix in 1/4 cup table salt or Epson Salts. Soak those lovely feet for a good 15 minutes. Then, scrub your dear feet with the mixture because you work so hard. Rinse them off and rest.

Adapted from Easy Green Living by Renee Loux (Rodale, 2008).

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Jana Ballinger

Jana Ballinger has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and copy editor for daily newspapers. She lives in a vintage house in Northern California with her husband and an orange cat.


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11:29AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013


1:46AM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Thank you for posting.

1:44AM PST on Mar 5, 2013


4:58AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

I would like to know if the olive oil that is used for this scrub is the normal olive oil you use in the kitchen for cooking?

5:46PM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

I can't wait to try it. Thanx, a lot and my feet will also

12:17PM PDT on May 15, 2012

Sounds great - thanks for posting.

3:58AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Thanks for the article.

3:00PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Looks so yummy!

7:23PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Cheers :)

7:23PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Cheers :)

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