If your feet are feeling a touch tough after a summer of cavorting about in sandals (or less), this seaside scented foot scrub is just the thing. If you’re in a hurry you can scrub and go, or you can apply it as a mask for a bit of an at-home pedicure.
Gritty rhassoul clay and seaweed form the base of this scrub. If you’re familiar with lighter clays like French green and kaolin, you’ll find rhassoul clay to be surprisingly heavy. Rougher versions are also surprisingly coarse and gritty, making them ill-suited for use on the face (unless, perhaps, you are Clint Eastwood), but perfect for use on the feet.
Seaweed powder is a dark green powder that smells unquestionably like a rocky seaside. It’s high in vitamins and minerals, and makes for a lovely mask.
Pumice and sea salt add a distinctly scrubby element, and some citric acid brings some acidity to the mix that’ll help soften your callouses if you decide to apply the scrub as a mask and let it sit for a while.
The final scrub looks a bit like dirt and smells like the seaside. Break it out for an at-home spa day with some friends and it’ll be a sure hit 🙂
Seaweed Scrub Foot Mask
4 tbsp rhassoul clay
1 tbsp seaweed powder
1 tbsp fine pumice
1 tbsp coarse sea salt
1 tsp citric acid
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir together to combine.
To use, stir in warm water until you have a fluffy paste. Massage the paste into your feet, and wash off immediately or let it sit until it dries.
I really loved doing this in my backyard next to the hose. I sat in the sun while the mask dried, and then hosed my feet off and went back inside with awesome feeling feet 🙂
Avoid using on open skin, it’ll sting.
Makes enough for two people, or four feet.