Exfoliation is wonderful to keep your feet healthy, clean, and happy. There are many benefits when you exfoliate your feet such as healthier-looking and softer feet! Also, exfoliation may help you avoid various foot problems such as calluses and infections from clogged pores. You may also notice that you can ease your aching feet when you exfoliate them because you're giving your feet a minor massage.
1 cup Epsom salt
1 tablespoon olive oil or grapeseed oil or fractionated coconut oil
3-4 drops peppermint oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a glass jar.
Scrub your feet for 10 minutes with this mixture. Leave it on for another 10 minutes.
Wash and follow up with a foot cream.
How It Works
Peppermint oil relieves aches and pain. The oils soften and moisturize the feet. Epsom salt is also claimed to have anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties thus soaking feet in Epsom salt baths is reported to help heal a variety of foot and skin infections, including athlete's foot, toenail fungus and small wounds. Epsom salt may help detoxify the body and relieve stress
Do a patch test before using peppermint oil as some may be sensitive to it.