Baking Soda and Epsom Salt Foot Scrub or Soak with Peppermint Oil and Mango Butter

 
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This foot scrub has almost a doughy texture when it’s dry, and a smooth sort of frothy, buttery texture when it’s wet. That’s actually one of the things I love most about working with mango butter, (and other moisturizing butters) they’re super shelf stable, never too greasy and can help the dry ingredients keep their shape. If you like a creamier foot scrub, you can absolutely double the moisture, by using a full cup of mango butter or even adding in 1/2 cup of coconut oil, shea butter, or any other moisturizer you like. In addition to epsom salt, I added in baking soda, peppermint oil, and bentonite clay. All of which are known for having a clarifying, and even anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. Baking soda deodorizes while it exfoliates. Mixing the super-fine granules of baking soda with the larger ones in Epsom salt helps you get a more complete scrub. Peppermint is a very common ingredient in foot care products. It has naturally occurring menthols that not only provide an immediate cooling sensation but also can relieve tired muscles, alongside the epsom salt which due to its high magnesium content has the same effect for sore muscles in your feet. Mango butter is a very rich moisturizer high in vitamin C, which is widely known to repair collage in your skin while also leaving it very moisturized.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

Baking Soda and Epsom Salt Foot Scrub or Soak with Peppermint Oil and Mango Butter

Directions:

  • Pulse your dry ingredients in the blender.

  • Add in mango butter and blend again until all ingredients form a clay texture.

  • To use: Take about 1 tablespoon in your palm with some warm water. Hydrate until it forms a creamy paste and begin scrubbing your feed for 2-3 minutes. Follow with a foot file or pumice stone. I like this one. Rinse feet well and moisturize.

  • To soak: Dissolve two tablespoons to a gallon of hot water and soak feet for 20-30 minutes. Follow with a scrub or moisturizer.

This scrub can be stored on the countertop and does not need to be refrigerated.

 
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