Spring Flower Foot Scrub Bars
These pretty spring flower foot scrub bars are simple to make and require just three ingredients.
- 1/4 cup sea salt
- 1/4 cup fresh flower petals or herbs (loosely packed)
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
Use them to polish and prepare your feet for sandal weather!
(You can also find this recipe on page 119 inside my print book, 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite bookseller.)
How to Make the Floral Salts
- Grind the sea salt and flowers together in a coffee grinder.
- Spread the colored salt onto a sheet of wax paper.
- Air dry overnight.
The salt helps to rapidly dry the fresh petals, preserving the bright colors for several months.
For sensitive skin, try using granulated sugar instead of salt.
Blend just one flower or herb type at a time, to keep the colors true.
- dandelions = yellow
- violets or pansies = blue or purple-blue
- dianthus = pink
- lemon balm or pansy leaves = green
How to Make the Spring Flower Foot Scrub Bars
- Melt the coconut oil.
- Stir in the dried floral salt.
- Spoon the mixture into mini ice tray molds.
- Freeze for 30 minutes, or until solid.
- Store in a cool spot or your refrigerator.
(If allergic to coconut oil, try babassu oil instead. A soft butter like avocado, shea or mango may also work.)
How to Use Foot Scrub Bars
Use one or two bars during bath time to scrub the bottom of your feet. The salts will dissolve into the bathwater after their exfoliating job is done, while the coconut oil stays behind to seal in moisture, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Be careful exiting the tub since the oil can make the floor slippery.
More Spring Flower & Herb Projects to Explore
- 12 Things to Make with Dandelion Flowers
- Elderflower & Rosehip Salve
- 10 Things to Make with Violets
- Forsythia Soap Recipe
- 12 Things to Do with Lemon Balm
- Soothing Chamomile Lip Balm
You may also enjoy learning how to make beautiful 100% natural bath bombs and bath soaks, using herbs, flowers and essential oils.
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Hi Jan! These look awesome! Where did you buy the mold?
Hi Julia! That’s an ice tray that I picked up at WalMart a few summers ago during the 4th of July holiday. It didn’t work well for ice (it cracked!) but worked great for lotion bars. You might be able to find something similar on Amazon. :)
Hello, thank you for share your recipe with us… one question… can I add another kind of oil, or add a little of bee wax or soy wax, because here in my country is too hot, so coconut oil in this kind of weather always is liquid, or after combine with salt it conserve solid? sorry hope you understand my, still learning english.
Hi Aide! You could try using shea or mango butter instead for part or all of the coconut oil. That’s what I use for bath melts & I think it should work for your climate. In warm weather, my coconut oil turns liquid so, so I store the scrub bars in the refrigerator to keep them from melting. :)
Hi! Are you able to use dried herbs such as eucalyptus or mint for green, or dried calendula for yellow, lavender for purple etc., or is it better to have them fresh first and then dried?
Hi Ana! To get the pretty colors, you’ll want to start with fresh flowers or herbs. Using dried would probably work, but it would just give you a different look to the scrub bars & I’m wondering if you’d get a lot of little herbal flecks left on your skin? I’ll have to try that some time & see! :)
Hi! About how many of what size does this recipe make? New to your site. I love it! So happy to have come upon it. Please continue to share your knowledge and creativity with us!
Hi Ana! If you make them in a tiny silicone ice tray or candy mold, the recipe makes about 4 or 5 scrub bars. I like the tiny size because that makes them the perfect amount for one use.
I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the site! Thanks for being here! :)
Questions keep coming! Does it matter what flower you use ? For example could I just use different colored roses? Or do different flowers have different benefits?
Thank you so much!
Hi Ana! You can use all kinds of flowers! Just make sure that they’re non-toxic. One guideline I follow is – if it’s okay to eat (an edible flower or herb) then it should be okay to put on your skin, unless of course you’re allergic. So yes, different rose colors would work! :)
Can you also use a door processor or Vitamix to grind? Should it be a fine powder you’re going for?
Hi Ana! I’ve used a mini food processor, but not a vitamix before. Fine is good, but you don’t want it *too* powdery. You might need to experiment to find the texture you like best. :)
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