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June 03, 2014
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.
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!
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 :)
This sounds awesome! Can you use any soap?
Just tried this today and it is incredible! Thank you so much for this great idea!!
Made some of this a few weeks ago to clean my hands after working in the yard…love things that are multi purposed (=
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!!
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!!
can’t wait to whip up a batch and try it out!
Making for my mom, mil, grams and me….thanks
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.
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
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 :)
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
I have moved to salt instead of sugar as well. As sugar promotes the growth of yeast on the body.
I prefer to use kosher salt instead of sugar.
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.
This is genius! My feet get hammered in the summer. I have everything on hand too!
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.
I’ve always been told not to use plastic containers with lemon EO. Does this hold up ok in the plastic jar?
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!
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?
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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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.
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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!
I love a simple and effective recipe. This is wonderful!
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