This super exfoliating pedi foot scrub recipe with coconut oil will leave your feet feeling like you just had a professional spa pedicure! Made with all natural ingredients, this pedi foot scrub exfoliates with fine sea salt and pumice. It then hydrates skin with shea butter and coconut oil for softer, smoother feet with every use! Follow with your favorite nail polish to complete your summer look.
Let’s face it. Summer is hot! And that means showing a lot of bare skin to keep cool. It’s also the perfect time to show off those cute summer sandals. But what if your feet aren’t quite up to snuff? Don’t be ashamed to show that skin! Exfoliating your feet weekly – or daily if needed – will ensure that your feet are always ready to show off.
Pumice and sea salt are two simple and natural ways to exfoliate skin. So I started with these ingredients for my scrub. I then combined them with shea butter and a blend of apricot kernel and coconut oils for a simple, yet effective hydrating base for the exfoliants.
Don’t forget the coconut oil! Coconut oil is super popular in skin care right now and for good reason! I chose to use coconut oil in this pedi foot scrub recipe for its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. These properties give this scrub a leg up in fighting both foot odor and nail fungus.
Coconut oil specifically contains three essential fatty acids – caprylic acid, capric acid, and lauric acid – all of which have been found to inhibit and kill candida. (Candida being the most common cause of foot and toenail fungus.) Coconut oil’s antibacterial properties then work to target troublesome foot odor.
A blend of peppermint and spearmint essential oils then add a cooling effect to the final product.
Pedi Foot Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil
You will need a scale to accurately weigh out the ingredients for this foot scrub.
Weigh out .25 oz. of apricot kernel oil and stir into the melted shea butter and coconut oil blend.
Evenly divide your pedi foot scrub between two 8 oz. low profile jars. Then screw the lids on your jars and label. You can download this pedi foot scrub recipe and printable labels here.
To use your pedi foot scrub, simply massage the scrub onto dry feet, then rinse with warm water and pat dry. If desired follow with a cooling foot spray or foot cream as desired.
Tips for making your scrub
Because everyone’s skin is different, you may want to make substitutions to better suit your needs. I used a fine ground pumice for this pedi foot scrub recipe for gentler exfoliation. However, if your feet are in really bad shape, then you may want to opt for a coarser grain.
In addition, don’t be afraid to mix up the essential oils. If mint is not your scent, try a blend of lavender and tea tree essential oils instead.
Allergic to coconut oil? Not to worry. Babassu oil makes a wonderful substitute and offers many of the same skin care benefits as coconut oil!
Want to spoil your feet even more? Check out my post about foot massages!