A homemade magnesium scrub is a a perfect solution to dry winter skin. I love using it to exfoliate feet, but it can be used on face and body as well. It leaves skin tingly and smooth and is completely natural.
Experts estimate that 80-95+% percent of adults are deficient in magnesium, and this can have dire consequences. Magnesium deficiency may contribute to depression, anxiety, heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, pregnancy complications and more.
I personally use a magnesium spray on my skin each day to help optimize my magnesium levels, but this soothing foot scrub is a great way to get a gentle (and relaxing) magnesium boost.
Other soothing ingredients…
The oil moisturizes skin, which the roughness of the magnesium exfoliates. There are a lot of options for scents, and essential oils like peppermint or citrus are my favorite. 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.
Magnesium Foot Scrub Ingredients
- 1 cup of epsom salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil or almond oil
- 1 teaspoon liquid castille soap (optional, but makes the texture smoother)
- Optional: 10-15 drops of essential oil of choice– I used peppermint
How to Make Foot Scrub
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and add essential oils or scents until desired scent is achieved.
- Store in airtight container and use a teaspoon sized amount to exfoliate feet or body as needed.
- Rinse after use.
Ever make a foot scrub? What did/would you use? Share below!