26th November 2018


How to make a luxurious foot balm and foot scrub

Abi Oyepitan and Liha Okinniwa showed Kirstie how to make the most indulgent stocking filler treat. It’s chemical free and suitable for most skin types. In a few steps, it's easy to whip up your very own foot balm and scrub gift set.

What you need:

Glass or metal mixing bowl

Glass Jars




Raw Shea butter (widely available to buy from health food shops and online – the more refined the better)

Coconut oil or any other type of hemp/olive oil)

Essential oils including Lavender for relaxation, Peppermint to stimulate the senses and Black pepper for its healing power

2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar or coffee grounds or course salt

To decorate the jars:

Dymo (label) machine or any other personalisation you like

The Process:

For the Foot Balm

Pop a heaped tablespoon of Shea butter into a bowl then mash it down with the back of your spoon until it’s nice and smooth.

Next add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (or any other type of hemp/olive oil)

Whisk this mixture again for approx. 5-10 mins until it has a light and fluffy soufflé like consistency. (You could use an electric whisk!)

Then add 4 drops of each essential oil – lavender, peppermint and black pepper to the mixture

Fold the oils into the mixture really gently using a spoon

Then spoon the mixture evenly into each of your glass jars

For the Foot Scrub:

Repeat steps 1-4 as above 

Add 4 drops of Rosewood oil, which has a lovely smell. Remember to fold the oils in, trapping them in the balm.

Then simply, add 2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar to the balm. You could use coffee grounds of sea salt if you wanted something a bit more invigorating

Then it’s ready to decant into jars

Finally, and most importantly, for both the foot balm and foot scrub, you need to let them cure. Place your jars in the back of a cupboard or a cold, dark place for at least 2 weeks or up to a month. The scent will improve and get stronger the longer you leave it. Don’t be tempted to open the jar beforehand. 

The balm and scrub will last for up to 2 years, and do not need to be refrigerated.

To decorate, personalise using your label machine



Carrie Hunter