Now that fall is here, we find ourselves working more than ever which means we’re on our feet all day. On top of that, we find that our feet (as well as our hands and lips, but those are remedies for another post) get very dry around this time of year. One time we even had to experience the agony of a cracked heel and that’s something we’d like to avoid at all costs in the future! That’s why we take extra special care of our feet through the cold seasons now, starting the moment fall arrives. Before moisturizing each nightm we find it extra helpful to treat our tired, dry feet to a nice foot scrub so that they stay feeling smooth. Of course, you can buy all kinds of foot scrubs in stores, but we’re always more satisfied in the end when we make our own bath products, especially because then we know exactly what’s going into them.
Are you feeling just as intrigued as we were, if not more, by the idea of caring for your feet a little extra this fall with some homemade foot scrubs? Check out these 15 recipes, scents, and mixtures that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. How to make a basic foot scrub
Just in case you’ve actually never made any kind of bath product on your own before and you’re feeling a little bit hesitant, here’s a super basic tutorial that will help you get just the technique down! You can worry about adding fun things like colours and scents later. For now, give it a practice round with this foot scrub outlined in detail on WikiHow.
2. Simple lemon and sugar foot and body scrub
If you’re going to take special care of your feet and exfoliate them as often as they need starting in the fall, would you actually rather give your whole body the same treatment, since you’re the kind of person who starts to feel a little dry and itchy all over when the weather gets cold? In that case, we think you might prefer this finely ground and effective full body scrub from The Beauty Department that feels invigorating thanks to the way that it also smells just like fresh lemons.
3. DIY pumpkin foot scrub
If you’re going to make yourself something that you know you’ll specifically use in the fall, would you actually prefer to stay on theme and work with that whole concept into your scent choices too? In that case, we have a feeling this next tutorial from Organic Authority might be right up your alley!
4. Homemade strawberry foot scrub
Are you quite taken with this idea of making your foot scrub smell like your very favourite foods but you’re not necessarily attached to the idea of making it a specifically fall scent? Well, if you’d prefer something a little fruitier, then we think you might have better luck with something like this fragrant strawberry foot scrub outlined in awesome detail on Homemade Wellbeing!
5. Homemade coffee banana foot scrub
Just in case you’re looking for a way to make your skin look like it’s got a little more life than the dry weather has afforded it lately, here’s a recipe that will still exfoliate like the sugar scrubs do, but that also soothes, hydrates, and boosts! Hello Glow teaches you how to make all of that happen using lemon juice, banana, and coffee grounds.
6. Peppermint tea foot soak and scrub
Do you actually have quite sensitive skin and you’re looking for something that will help you soothe and benefit your feet this fall but some of the exfoliants are simply too harsh? Then perhaps you’d prefer something a little gentler, like a soak! One of our very favourite DIY foot soaks is this peppermint tea recipe outlined step by step on The Gunny Sack.
7. DIY exfoliating and smoothing lavender foot scrub
We’ve already mentioned that fall is the busiest time of year for us so, if we’re going to do something a little more self-care based than usual, sometimes it’s nice to go the extra mile and get right into some relaxing aromatherapy as well. That’s why we love lavender scented things so much! This lovely lavender scented smoothing and exfoliating foot scrub outlined step by step on A Blossoming Life is no exception.
8. Natural homemade foot scrub and post-bath cream
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make your very own DIY foot scrub, would you actually also like to take things a step further and go ahead with making yourself a lovely foot cream to finish the smoothing job off too? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this combo recipe outlined in great detail on Savvy Homemade a try! They’ve got you covered on both fronts.
9. Brown sugar and olive oil foot scrub
Perhaps you were actually hoping to get your foot scrub made right away because you’re feeling so enthusiastic about your sudden idea that you’d really like to use it tonight, but you’re not sure you’ll be able to do so just using what’s already in your house? Well, so long as you’ve got brown sugar and some olive oil, you actually do already have everything you need! Natural Beauty Tips has more information for you on how to make it happen and why that’s a great combination for your feet.
10. Camphor and honey foot scrub
Are you prone to the kind of painful heel cracking we mentioned earlier on in this post and looking for a way to soothe it and keep it clean and healing quickly if it does happen? Then we’d definitely suggest keeping this next recipe from Health n’ Body Tips on hand! They show you how to make a foot scrub from camphor and honey, which are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory as well as soothing and smoothing.
11. Milk scrub treatment for cracked heels
Just in case your heels are stick cracking and you’re actually more concerned with the discomfort it gives you than whether it needs and anti-bacterial treatment, here’s another scrub that would be very good to alternate the previous one with! This particular milk scrub outlined in detail on Mother Nature Network works to smooth and break down the hard, dry skin that causes the cracking in the first place so it doesn’t get any worse, giving it time to heal and hurt less more quickly.
12. Pink sugar foot scrubs for kids
Are your kids the kind of inquisitive little ones who always want to mimic whatever you’re doing, so now they’re totally interested in fall time foot scrubs too? Well, ours have wanted to give them a try as well, but their little feet are quite sensitive so we’ve been wary of which kind we let them use. That’s why we were so pleased to come across this gentle, kid-friendly pink sugar foot scrub that Foot Files outlines specifically for children!
13. Coffee and almond oil homemade foot scrub
Did you love the idea of making a foot scrub out of coffee because you have easy access, you love the smell, and you’ve read about the benefits that a little bit of caffeine can have when applied to your skin, but the previous recipe doesn’t appeal to you because you’ve never liked bananas? Then we think you’ll be pleased to learn that Beautiful Hamesha has an awesome alternative!
14. Rosemary and peppermint foot scrub
Are you still thinking about how much you liked the idea of adding some minty freshness in the peppermint tea soak we showed you earlier, but you would prefer an exfoliating scrub and maybe even a mixture that’s a little more fall themed too? Then we’d be willing to bet that this fragrant and very soothing rosemary and peppermint foot scrub outlined step by step on Modern Homestead Mama will be a little more up your alley!
15. DIY hydrating foot mask for after the foot scrub
Did we actually really catch your attention when we briefly mentioned creams and treatments for after you use the scrub, and now you’re feeling curious about those possibilities too? Then here’s a lovely homemade followup for whatever scrub you end up choosing from this list! Take a better look at Leaf to see how they made this amazing hydrating foot mask that will really finish off your pampering session right.
Have you made other kinds of fantastic homemade foot scrubs before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about how you created it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out too!