Many people are low in magnesium, and we all can use a little pampering on our feet, this fantastic magnesium foot scrub from over at WellnessMama is just the ticket! Helping with cracked heels, dry skin as well as adding in magnesium which helps us with things like blood pressure, muscle cramps, pms and more. And best of all you can make it easily yourself and add it to your own self care routine.
DIY Magnesium Foot Scrub Recipe
Epsom salt or magnesium salts would be rough on their own, but the addition of a few other soothing ingredients creates a scrub that is both exfoliating and moisturizing with a cooling sensation to ease dry skin and irritation.
A liquid oil like almond or olive oil moisturizes skin, while the roughness of the magnesium exfoliates. This scrub is naturally unscented, though a variety of essential oils can be added for scent and additional skin benefits.
A pinch of cinnamon powder and a few drops of peppermint essential oil make a festive scrub, or rose petals and lavender oil make a floral version. Some other great combinations would be:
- 10 drops lavender essential oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 drops citrus essential oil and 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops lemon essential oil and 5 drops rosemary essential oil
If magnesium isn’t your thing, and you’re already getting enough you can sub it with sugar to create an exfoliating sugar scrub.
Magnesium Foot Scrub Ingredients
- 1 cup of epsom salt (a natural source of magnesium) or magnesium flakes
- 1/4 cup olive oil or almond oil
- 1 teaspoon liquid castille soap
- Optional: 10-15 drops of essential oil of choice (peppermint is a good choice)
Magnesium Foot Scrub Instructions
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and add essential oils or scents until desired scent is achieved.
- Store in an airtight jar and use a teaspoon sized amount to exfoliate feet or body as needed.
- Rinse after use
How long does it last?
It depends. Without the liquid soap, it lasts indefinitely, as both oil and epsom salt have a shelf life of several years. The liquid castille soap changes the formulation and introduces a liquid element, so I don’t keep it longer than 6 months in this case (though it usually gets used up long before 6 months anyway!
Super exciting and very easy to make. I love a good and DIY project. Will you try it?