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Dirty Feet Scrub

June 03, 2014 36 Comments

Dirty Feet Scrub

 

Ok I confess, this isn't a new blog post but it's worth re-posting! Today I bought a pair of black flip flops that turned the bottom of my feet black.  I'd show you but I'd rather chew foil, just trust that they were bad!  That is until I remembered trusty Dirty Feet Scrub that's super easy to make, fast acting and exfoliating. I love wearing sandals all summer but it's hard on my feet to be so close to the ground all day, it's grimy down there!  After several days of sandal wearing, it definitely shows in the way of deeply embedded dirt. Using this scrub is a quick clean up that you can do outside with a hose nearby for rinsing, sitting on the edge of the bathtub or while taking a shower.  If you do the latter, sit down to scrub and be very careful in the shower until your feet and the floor of shower was rinsed off well.


 
The beauty of Dirty Feet Scrub, besides being effective, cheap and nice smelling is that it's so easy to use!  Keep an unbreakable container in the shower at the ready so you can scrub your feet anytime you need to. To whip up a batch of soapy, sudsy heel scrub you'll need a mix of {organic} soap, sugar and Lemon essential oil will clean and soften heels, ridding them of embedded dirt that's unavoidable during sandal season.
Fill your container of choice 2/3 full with sugar and start stirring in the dish soap until it reaches a consistency you like. Add 4 or 5 drops of lemon for the extra grease cutting and antiseptic properties. I use plastic jam jars so I can safely keep it in the shower or bath. While scrubbing your heels, you're cleaning and exfoliating both your hands and feet and you won't have to scrub the shower or bathtub after use because there's no oily mess left behind, just clean feet. After your heels are scrubbed and shiny clean pamper them with some All Purpose Healing Salve to nourish and soften weary feet and hands.  It's easy to make and your skin will drink it up!  Or, if it's bedtime use Dreamy Sleep Salve.

Dirty Feet Scrub
Author: Camp Wander
An easy solution to a summer problem!
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Dish Soap
  • Lemon Essential Oil - any citrus essential oil will do
  • Container
Instructions
  1. Fill your container of choice 2/3 full with sugar, add dish soap to the consistency you like then stir in 4 or 5 drops of Lemon essential oil.
  2. Scrub, soften and exfoliate feet as needed!
Put this simple beauty treatment on your To-Do list, it's deep cleansing, exfoliating and naturally softening and your sandal weary feet will thank you for it!

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36 Responses

Nana Suz
Nana Suz

June 26, 2017

Just made this only with what I had on hand…….sugar, Dawn dish soap, and 5 drops of Lemon EO……my feet never looked so clean!!!!!! Love it! Thank you for the tip!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Becka, you could but the Dawn with Oil of Olay is so nice! It really does have a softening effect and it smells goooood! Just buy a small bottle, you don’t need much :)

Becka, the Everyday Average Woman
Becka, the Everyday Average Woman

May 10, 2017

This sounds awesome! Can you use any soap?

Barbara
Barbara

May 10, 2017

Just tried this today and it is incredible! Thank you so much for this great idea!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Agreed!

Karen
Karen

May 10, 2017

Made some of this a few weeks ago to clean my hands after working in the yard…love things that are multi purposed (=

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Awesome!

Brandy Oliver
Brandy Oliver

May 10, 2017

thanks very much for this recipe;) I am trying it today!!
I found your blog through Facebook, and will be visiting more to grab your tips!!

mandy
mandy

May 10, 2017

I made the scrub, which was super easy, but do you have a recipe for the moisturizer? I’d love to make that just not sure what ratios to use. Thanks!!

La Alicia
La Alicia

May 10, 2017

can’t wait to whip up a batch and try it out!

Bockheim-Myers Clan
Bockheim-Myers Clan

May 10, 2017

Making for my mom, mil, grams and me….thanks

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yippee!!

Eva Persson
Eva Persson

May 10, 2017

FYI: I have made exfoliation scrubs with both salt and sugar. I found that even though the sugar felt really good initially, it dried the skin out. Sugar is very dehydrating. I prefer using Epsom salts. I did this comparison at an EO party I gave years ago, so I wasn’t the only one testing.

Momcat1211
Momcat1211

May 10, 2017

I soak my feet in espon salt water to get dead skin off, but I’ll give this a try after I do the salt bath. I am a diabetic and foot care is a must! But my skin does get so try and I hat lotions that will not soak in and you feel like a grease monkey! lol I’ll keep ready to see if you have any suggests for that one. lol

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I know exactly what you mean! I keep a jar next to the sink and use it after I’ve gardened all day without gloves…and…for those horrid pans that take an overnight soak to get clean! Hands, feet, dishes, pans…so versatile :)

Mrs S
Mrs S

May 10, 2017

I love this stuff! My husband is a logger and he uses it to remove sap and grease from his hands/arms. I just wanted to let you (and your sister – pass it on…) know about another use. You know how it is when you don’t have a very good exhaust range fan, or your husband never turns it on when he fries up a big mess of bacon and you get that icky greasy gunk on everything? Last night I used it to clean that greasy gunk off of my tea pot, it was amazing, virtually no scrubbing!

Angie
Angie

May 10, 2017

Going to try this tonight but not just or my feet but for hubby’s hands after work and after he smokes, since he ALWAYS steals any scrubs I buy. I think I’ll try a lemon/orange scent for him. Thank you!!!

Lisalisa
Lisalisa

May 10, 2017

This sounds great, can’t wait to make some!
However, I’ve noticed that if salt is in the mix, it makes my skin very dry.

AnnaR
AnnaR

May 10, 2017

Thanks to all who suggested the use of salt instead of sugar. I was wondering if I could do that as I’ve been told to use salt to clean energetically.

Klinkles M
Klinkles M

May 10, 2017

I have moved to salt instead of sugar as well. As sugar promotes the growth of yeast on the body.

Mother of the Brides and Groom!
Mother of the Brides and Groom!

May 10, 2017

I prefer to use kosher salt instead of sugar.

Shaneka Barbee
Shaneka Barbee

May 10, 2017

Ha! was at the mall yesterday and one of those sales ladies was trying her hardest to get me to spend $140 on some Dead Sea Scrub. so I let her do her lil thing, then asked, “what’s in this stuff?” so as she was telling me, i was running down all the stuff I have in my kitchen to make my own. I know that’s her job and all but I can’t fathom spending $140 for something I can make for pennies in my own home.

kelley {mountain mama cooks}
kelley {mountain mama cooks}

May 10, 2017

This is genius! My feet get hammered in the summer. I have everything on hand too!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

In my opinion, this kind of situation is fine for a foot scrub. 4 drops in a cup or more of scrub is well diluted but if you’re still concerned, you can omit the Lemon or use a glass jar.

Donna
Donna

May 10, 2017

I’ve always been told not to use plastic containers with lemon EO. Does this hold up ok in the plastic jar?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thank you :) I choose to use chemical free dish soap and it works great with the scrubbing attributes of sugar or even salt. Chemical free will also be less drying!

Pavitra
Pavitra

May 10, 2017

Hi,
You have a great blog.
Is dish soap ok to use on skin? Or does it have to be stronger for the cleaning effect on the feet
My hands always dry and nails peel from dish soap. Is any particular kind better than the rest with respect to being non-drying?

Trish F
Trish F

May 10, 2017

There is nothing to be concerned about in using dish soap on your skin. After all you use it on your hands when you wash dishes all the time.
The grease cutting properties in it will help cut any oily grime you may have on your feet. You can also get one of the many on the market that have skin softening properties in them.

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Fiona
Fiona

May 10, 2017

Could I use Dr. Bonner’s Castile soap instead of Dawn? How much would I use? I have a large bottle of the peppermint castile soap and have yet to use it. If I add some peppermint EO to the mix it could make a nice refreshing and energizing scrub for hot and tired feet. I also have the lavender soap and EO, this could be good for a relaxing scrub.

Poonam
Poonam

May 10, 2017

m little bit worry about using dish soap on my skin

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Allie - Aching Foot
Allie - Aching Foot

May 10, 2017

This looks great! I love wearing flip-flops as they keep me comfortable so getting my feet dirty is inevitable. Would love to try this out!

Clara
Clara

May 10, 2017

I love a simple and effective recipe. This is wonderful!

Trish F
Trish F

May 10, 2017

Yes to all of the above questions.

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