If there is one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I have a secret 2nd life. The only way to meet the “other brook” is to peruse my Pinterest Boards. Seriously. I have an addiction to pinning things that will never come to fruition due to lack of time, funds and, well, ambition. But I will pin them like it’s my job.
Every now and then, I actually DO set forth to conquer a pin from my boards and although it’s never PINTEREST FAIL worthy, it usually ends up needing some tweaking.
Enter Peppermint & Lemon Foot Soak. I loved everything about this pin. From the look of the finished Pinterest project to the thought of keeping it holistic and in-house.
So I made this “by the book”. Looked great, smelled decent, but I wasn’t totally sold. The recipe called for using Peppermint and lemon EXTRACT. Hmm. Not too sure. It had a strong alcohol scent like it would using extract. So, I sealed it up and figured I’d let it meld for a bit, per the recipe.
The more I sat there looking at it, the more I was like. Nope. So I decided to take out my #YoungLiving oils. I am not an oil lady, I don’t sell them I don’t promote them, but I have a few that have been rockstars for me; Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender.
So I made this recipe exactly EXCEPT, I used a few drops of each of the three oils INSTEAD of the extracts…and BOOM! There it was. That was the glorious smell I was looking for and it was less liquid which kept the tea leaves from bleeding into the salt making it a weird green color.
Peppermint-Lemon-Lavender Sea Salt Foot Scrub
(Adapted from Peppermint & Lemon Foot Soak.)
1 cup EPSOM SALT
1 cup KOSHER SALT (or sea salt)
2 Tablespoons PURE PEPPERMINT TEA (not flavored, but pure)
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
Peppermint, Lavender & Lemon Essential Oils (I used Young Living)
- Mix both salts together in a bowl until smooth
- Add Olive Oil and mix until smooth
- Add 3-5 Drops of each oil mix well until smooth (no lumps) You may want to use more or less of the oils, they are potent. So Add to your liking.
- Mix in Baking soda and Cornstarch until smooth
- Lastly, add in the tea leaves. If you can’t find loose tea, I bought bags and cut them open to get my Peppermint tea.
- Mix it all (should be like a grainy sand) and store in an airtight container. I put mine in Mason Jars and am giving a few for gifts 🙂
update on the original recipe. Once I made the jars with the Essential Oils, I threw out the others with the extracts. They didn’t hold a candle to the EO ones. ❤