DIY Foot Scrub Bars With Pumice to Get Your Feet Ready For Summer

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DIY foot scrub bars with pumice and essential oils

The summer is coming, and it’s time to make sure that our feet are ready. The key to beautiful feet is to exfoliate and moisturize them at least a couple of times a week. To help with this task, I made some peppermint foot scrub bars. They turned out pretty epic, and I am excited to share the recipe with you.

These DIY foot scrub bars are very easy to make and don’t require many ingredients. They work even for very dry feet. This is all thanks to pumice powder that exfoliates extremely well while feeling pretty gentle due to it being so fine.

Pumice powder does not scratch the skin like sea salt does. It also does not melt like sugar, therefore, it is able to stay in the soap bar longer and provide better exfoliation.

I made my DIY foot scrub bars with peppermint and tea tree essential oils. I think these essential oils are perfect for the feet.

Peppermint oil is great for removing odor and relaxing tired feet due to its cooling effect. While tea tree oil helps keep feet healthy thanks to anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

However, you can use any essential oil or fragrance that you like. If you want your feet to smell like cotton candy, then you can make that happen 😉 

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Very easy DIY foot scrub bars with pumice, peppermint and tea tree oil

How to use these DIY foot scrub bars?

In a circular motion, rub your DIY scrub bar on your feet, while concentrating on the parts where you have rough skin. The soap will clean your feet and the pumice powder will effectively exfoliate dry skin. Peppermint essential oil will remove bad odor and provide a pleasant cooling feeling, while tea tree oil will protect your feet from fungus and bacteria. After scrubbing, rinse feet with water and apply a heavy moisturizer.

What is pumice powder?

Pumice is a lightweight, frothy stone formed from volcanic activity. In a powder form, it looks just like sand.

Pumice powder provides excellent exfoliation texture and is used in many exfoliating beauty products. It comes in different sizes (fine, superfine, coarse), so you can choose the exfoliating level.

Also, pumice powder is very light, so it stays suspended in the product a lot better than most other exfoliants.

A very important thing to mention is that pumice is fully natural and eco-friendly. It is abundant, benign and is not harmful to the ecosystem when washed down the drain.

Ingredients for DIY foot scrub

100g melt & pour soap

20g fine pumice powder

0.6 g peppermint essential oil (approx. 15-20 drops)

0.4 g tea tree essential oil. Before buying, make sure that tea tree oil has at least 30% of Terpinen-4-ol. You can learn about buying tea tree oil and its benefits in this post.

1/5 tsp mica powder. I used dark green with a little bit of blue.

Silicone mold

How to make peppermint foot scrub bars

The process of making these DIY foot scrub bars is very simple:

1. Weigh your melt & pour soap, cut it into small cubes and melt it in a double boiler (I used a heat-resistant Pyrex cup in a pan with water). Alternatively, you can melt it in a microwave.

melting melt and pour soap in a pan with water

2. Once the soap has melted, add your mica powder and mix thoroughly until fully incorporated.

3. Remove soap from the heat and add essential oils.

4. Mix in the pumice powder, and pour your foot scrub into the molds. Act quickly because once you add pumice the soap will start solidifying very quickly.

homemade foot scrub bars in molds

*If the scrub solidified too quickly and you didn’t manage to pour it, you can remelt it. Essential oils may lose a bit of their properties due to the additional heating but your foot scrub bars will still come out beautiful.

5. Once your foot scrub is in the molds, you might see little bubbles forming on top of it. Spray some alcohol on top of it and they will disappear. This step is optional.

6. Let your DIY foot scrub bars cool in the molds for about 6 hours. After that, your foot scrub bars are ready to be used. Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “DIY Foot Scrub Bars With Pumice to Get Your Feet Ready For Summer

  • October 13, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Hi! How many bars does this make? I know it depends on how big the molds are….but for the molds you used, did it only make two (the flower molds seen in the recipe)? THANKS

  • April 2, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Hi,after poured in pumin powder there is lots of bubble.. Have to spray alcohol too? Thanks.

  • June 27, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Hi. Can you tell me what alcohol you use please?

    • May 20, 2023 at 12:29 pm

      The alcohol is used yo cut the bubbles from coming up so much

    • December 25, 2023 at 11:05 pm

      Regular Isopropyl(Rubbing) Alcohol at 70% works great. Put it in a spray bottle and spritz it on the soap, and it will pop the bubbles. I use it all the time with melt and pour soap.


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