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 be used on face and body as well. It leaves skin tingly and smooth and is completely natural.

Why Magnesium?

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

How to Make Foot Scrub

  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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    • 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. 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!

    • 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

      • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!

  6. What do you think of using sea salt instead of epsom salt? I dont have epsom salt in supply so I’m looking for a quick substitute. Would sea salt still work?

    • Hobby Lobby carries glass jars with cork tops and small wooden spoons that hook on to the side of the jar that work perfectly for salt scrubs. They also have colored decorative jars with lids and corks, some have embellishments or a vintage look. And to make these options even more attractive, they frequently have 50% discounts on their glass decor. Other craft stores like Michael’s, as do discount stores like Walmart, carry similar jars in their craft departments.

  7. I made up a batch of some and find its best to store in the short wide mouth canning jars for a good seal to prevent drying out. This combination works great!

    1 cup Epsom salts
    2 cups coconut oil
    Peppermint essential oil

  8. Thank you so much for the recipe.
    Can I used a fragrance oil (musk) instead of essential oil, or do I risk a chemical reaction with the olive oil/almond oil here ?

  9. just tried a similar recipe that called for Dr. Teal’s milk and honey epsom salt. Don’t do it! the perfume level in it put me into major overload and am all stuffed up. if you have any allergies to chemicals etc. read the labels. Unfortunately i bought the salts online and didn’t know it was loaded with a perfume.

  10. Am I missing something? The link is for magnesium foot scrub but there’s no magnesium in the recipe.

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