DIY Lemon Foot Scrub

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This DIY Lemon Foot Scrub recipe can smooth and soften your feet. And the best part is that you can make it in your home kitchen with ingredients you likely have on hand. 

Overhead of DIY Lemon Foot Scrub

How Long Does a DIY Foot Scrub Last?

This DIY Lemon Foot Scrub will last at least two months and possibly longer if stored in an airtight container or jar. As long as your don’t get any water in the scrub, then it will last. Water getting in the scrub can cause it to spoil and get moldy.

Ingredients for DIY Lemon Foot Scrub

Ingredients DIY Lemon Foot Scrub

  • 1/2 juice of lemon
  • 1 cup Espom salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 2 T Honey 

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is very moisturizing. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Coconut oil will also help clean the feet and make them soft, which makes it easier to remove the dead and dry skin. You can also substitute solid coconut oil. It would turn the scrub more into a paste, which would work also. If you don’t have coconut oil, you can also use olive oil, almond oil, or grape seed oil.

How to Make DIY Lemon Foot Scrub

Epsom salt in jar

First, in a jar or container, add in 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of sugar.

Add Honey into jar of Epsom salt

Next, add 2 tablespoons of honey on top of the Espom salt and sugar.

Coconut oil to mixture

Then, pour 1 cup of liquid coconut oil into the container with the mixture.

Squeezing Lemon

Finally, squeeze the juice of half of a lemon into the foot scrub mixture jar.

Finished DIY Lemon Foot Scrub

Stir and combine mixture.

How To Apply Scrub to your feet

There are steps you should take before you apply your foot scrub. It is not meant to be a slap it on your feet and move on treatment. There are some steps that you should take to ensure that you get the most out of your DIY Lemon Foot Scrub.

Feet with Foot Scrub

  1. Clean and Soak Your Feet: Giving yourself a quick foot bath will help loosen the top layer of skin on your feet. You will want the water to penetrate the skin and make it easier for dead skin cells to be removed. Doing this will allow the skin to soak-up the ingredients in the scrub. All you have to do is fill your tub or a bucket with lukewarm water. Let your feet soak for 5-10 minutes.  For extra softening of the skin, you can add in some epsom salt or nouringhing oil.
  2. Apply the Lemon Foot Scrub: Now to the fun part. Take a tablespoon of the scrub and place it onto your feet.  Massage the scrub all over both feet for several minutes. You should really focus on your heels and other prominently dry areas of your feet. Or if you are prone to calluses, you will want to make sure those areas are covered. Rub the scrub in a circular motion until the skin is noticeably soft.
  3. Let the Scrub Absorb Into Your Feet: You should let the mixture sit on your feet for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse and Moisturize: After your feet have been soaking in the scrub, it is time to rinse it off with lukewarm water. Pat them dry, but it is alright to have a little moisture left on the feet before applying a moisturizer. This step is also very important because it will lock everything in. You can use a foot cream, simple lotion or even an oil in this step.

How Often Can I Use My DIY Foot Scrub?

We suggest using a foot scrub once a week. There are so many benefits to using a foot scrub on a regular basis. When it comes to exfoliation, a once-a-week cadence is a great place to start. You will want to see how your skin reacts, and you can always work your way up from there. 

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DIY Lemon Foot Scrub

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes


  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 2 T Honey


  • In a jar or container, add in 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of sugar.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of honey on top of the Espom salt and sugar.
  • Pour 1 cup of MCT coconut oil into the container with the mixture.
  • Squeeze the juice of half of a lemon into the foot scrub mixture jar.
  • Stir and combine mixture.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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