If you don’t want to search around for a vegan and cruelty-free foot scrub, consider making one yourself. That way, you’ll know exactly what’s in your scrub, that it’s not tested on animals, and that it’s just the right texture and aroma that you want.
There are many ways to make homemade vegan foot scrubs using cheap ingredients and ingredients that you might already have in your house. Of course, there are tons of ways to make foot scrubs with expensive and hard to find ingredients too like rare clays and superior minerals.
Ultimately, it’s best if you choose the ingredients that suit your budget, skin needs, and senses and you’re sure to be left with a satisfactory (actually, more than satisfactory) scrub that will easily let you have beautiful feet without worrying that any animal might have been harmed.
The following are five homemade foot scrub recipes (and instructions on creating a foot scrub) that you can use to clean, buff, and polish your feel until they’re silky and soft. Use these recipes as a starting point to create your own scrubs with other ingredients you love or find.
Ingredients for Homemade Food Scrubs
What do you need to make a vegan and cruelty-free foot scrub at home? Salt or another naturally gritty ingredient, a carrier oil, and a scent (optional). You can always throw in a few flower petals or herbs to add more healing for your feet and to please the eyes.
With these three ingredients, you have all you need to make a vegan foot scrub at home. Most of these scrubs will last about two months in a jar, and they’re perfect for giving as gifts to friends.
Choose the Right Natural Scrub
The first ingredient in your natural vegan foot scrub will be your scrubbing ingredient – a salt, sugar, or ground coffee bean or nut works well! You can purchase these ingredients at most grocery stores. If you use salt or sugar, make sure it’s course. For coffee beans and nuts, grind them coarsely, but fine enough that they won’t cause clogs in your drains when you rinse.
Pick an Oil
Next, you’ll need a carrier oil. Something moisturizing like a beautiful almond, apricot, olive, or coconut oil is perfect. If you don’t want to incorporate a scent (like an essential oil) into your scrub, you can opt for using almond or apricot oil as your oil because it has just a bit of an aroma to leave you feeling fresh and clean but not overpowering.
What Scent Do You Want?
When choosing your scent, look for one smells exactly how you want your feet – and the rest of you – to feel. Do you want to be relaxed? If so, go with lavender or chamomile. Need a pick me up? Choose something invigorating like peppermint.
Finally, make your scrub and consider one of the following recipes!
Pick Me Up Lemon Scrub
2 cups sea salt
1/3 cup olive oil
8 drops lemon essential oil
Combine salt, olive oil, and lemon essential oil in a medium-sized bowl. Stores for up to 2 months.
Soothing Milk Scrub
1/2 cup ground almonds
3 tablespoons pure coconut milk
1 tablespoon almond oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
Combine almonds, coconut milk, almond oil, and lemon essential oil in a medium-sized bowl. Use immediately.
Refreshing Peppermint Foot Scrub
1 cup sea salt
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon almond oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
Combine salt, coconut oil, almond oil, and peppermint essential oil in a medium-sized bowl. Stores for up to 2 months.
Rich Coffee Foot Scrub
1 cup fine coffee grounds
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
8 drops vanilla essential oil
Combine coffee grounds, sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla essential oil in a medium-sized bowl. Stores for up to 2 months.
Lime Rosemary Foot Scrub
2 cups sea salt
1/3 cup apricot oil
1 tablespoon ground lime peel
1 tablespoon finely-chopped rosemary leaves
6 drops lemon essential oil
Combine salt, apricot oil, lime peel, rosemary leaves, and lemon essential oil in a medium-sized bowl. Stores for up to 2 months.