Hi Kenarry readers! It’s Jennifer and Kitty (the O’Neil Sisters, from RunningWithSisters.com), and we have a refreshing spa craft to share with you: Coconut Lime Foot Scrub!
We love homemade spa treatments. The ingredients are easy to find and inexpensive. And they make terrific handmade gifts. We’ve included a printable label for you to use on your Coconut Lime Foot Scrub. Make it for yourself or a friend. Or both!
We also have a video showing all the ingredients you’ll need to make the Coconut Lime Foot Scrub, how to warm the coconut oil to make it blendable, and how to add the scent. And we’ll show you how to laminate the label to create a pretty gift.
How To Make Coconut Lime Foot Scrub
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Tools & Materials
- Microwavable container like a Pyrex measuring cup
- Measuring cups
- White cardstock for printing label
- Packing tape
- Double-stick tape
- 3/4 cup of coconut oil (melted in microwave)
- 2 cups sea salt or Kosher salt
- 3 Tablespoons Vitamin E oil
- 10-20 drops of lime essential oil
1. Melt The Coconut Oil
To get started making the foot scrub you’ll need to melt the coconut oil. The melting point of coconut oil is a little warmer than room temperature, so it’s usually solid like butter when you open the jar. Measure 3/4 cup of coconut oil into a microwavable container. Melt in the microwave a little at a time until the coconut oil becomes liquid. It doesn’t take much heat! Pour the coconut oil into the mixing bowl.
2. Measure Salt
Next measure 2 cups of salt into the mixing bowl. You can use sea salt or kosher salt. Salt is a great exfoliant and perfect for a foot scrub.
3. Add Vitamin E
Measure 3 Tablespoons of Vitamin E oil to the mix. You can find Vitamin E oil at the drug store. Vitamin E oil is touted to have all kinds of healing benefits, but we mostly like how soft it makes skin feel. Mix these ingredients together.
4. Add Essential Oil
The scrub should already smell delicious from the coconut oil. To blend lime scent into the scrub, add 10-20 drops of lime essential oil. Stir everything together. (We tried adding lime zest to a version of this scrub. It looked fabulous when we put it in, but it didn’t stay green and got kind of ugly over time, so we eliminated it.)
5. Dispense The Scrub
Spoon the Coconut Lime Foot Scrub into a pretty jar. Clean up the outside of the jar with a paper towel and a little window cleaner if it gets oily.
6. Label The Scrub
To label the foot scrub, download the label (right-click to save and download) and print it on cardstock. Cut it out. To laminate the label, cover one side with clear packing tape. (We had to overlap two pieces to make it wide enough.) Flip the label over and repeat to laminate the other side. Cut the tape-covered label out leaving a 1/8″ border of tape all the way around the label.
Use double-stick tape to attach the label to the jar lid.
Do you love spa crafts as much as we do? We’d love to hear what kinds of spa crafts you’ve made. Leave us a comment. And write in with any questions you may have as you make this lovely Coconut Lime Foot Scrub!
Jennifer & Kitty
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Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil are sisters and authors of several books including Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and flea market articles have appeared in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines and on the web sites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and HGTV. Their detailed craft videos can be found on Curious.com and YouTube. The O’Neil Sisters share their enthusiasm and their fresh approach to crafting and decorating on their blog, RunningWithSisters.com.