Soothing Magnesium Foot Scrub

Soothing Magnesium Foot Scrub Recipe -  so relaxing and leaves skin silky

A homemade magnesium scrub is a a perfect solution to dry winter skin. I love using it to exfoliate feet, but it can really be used on face and body as well. It leaves skin tingly and smooth and is completely natural.

The oil base moisturizes skin, which the roughness of the magnesium exfoliates. There are a lot of options for the scents, and essential oils like peppermint or citrus are my favorite. For a great DIY gift idea, a pinch of cinnamon powder and a few drops of peppermint essential oil make a festive addition. Some other great combinations would be:

  • Lavender and Vanilla
  • Citrus and Peppermint
  • Lemon and Rosemary

You could even substitute sugar for the epsom salts and make combinations like brown sugar and vanilla, though this would remove the source of magnesium.

Soothing Magnesium Foot Scrub
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A simple and very moisturizing exfoliating foot and body scrub that is easy and fast to make at home.
Recipe type: Beauty
  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and add essential oils or scents until desired scent is achieved.
  2. Store in airtight container and use a teaspoon sized amount to exfoliate feet or body as needed.
  3. Rinse after use.

Ever make a foot scrub? What did/would you use? Share below!

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Reader Comments

    • Angelique says

      Since I have a huge bottle of Dr Bronners Tea Tree liquid castille soap, I’m gonna give it a try. I plan on making a double batch (one for me and another for my hubby ’cause he’s a scrub fiend =) ). For half the batch I’ll add in sweet oil essential oil and I’ll add peppermint essential oil to the other.

  1. Michon says

    I just tried this scrub on my feet. I used Dr. Bronner’s almond liquid castile soap and lavender essential oil. It felt so good and soothing, and my skin is so soft. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

    • J. Hughes says

      How long can I expect this recipe to hold up? I would like to give it as a gift and need some sort of “expiration” date

      • Michon says

        Mine is still holding up after 5 months. This is the first time I have made it, so I don’t really know how long I can expect it to last.

  2. Cad says

    I love this idea. I’ve tried sugar scrubs on my heels in winter but they just aren’t quite “hearty” enough. I think the Epsom salts would work great! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! By the way, one of my readers linked this post on my Meet & Greet Monday link-up. I asked that everyone link their favorite Eco-friendly posts and this article was a favorite. :-)

  3. Angelique says

    Yum. I just made a variation of this recipe and it was delightful.. I had a 1/2 cup of an oil mix that I used for a massive sugar scrub gift exchange (1 cup of each, sweet almond oil, olive oil, avocado oil, and jojoba oil plus 1.5 tablespoons of vitamin E oil. To that I added, two cups of Epsom salt, two teaspoons of Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Liquid Castille Soap and 30 drops of peppermint essential oils. I have to say that this combination is fabulous for the feet. My feet feel soft and clean at the same time. Most products (or projects) do either, but not both. Thank you for sharing your recipe. For small batches, I may add coarse cornmeal (or polenta) to the mix. It really exfoliates your skin.

  4. lainy says

    Regarding the essential oils, can they be any one or do they have to be a specific type (like for skin; can you recommend where to buy them?)? For scent, can I use an extract like the ones I use to bake?

  5. Allison says

    Can I use glycerine instead of the liquid Castile? & also can I add vitamin E oil in the scrub? any answer would be appreciated thank you!

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