A Special Treat For Tired Feet: Make Your Own Peppermint Foot Rub!

For the past couple of weeks I have literally been “on the run”!

Last week it was sprinting through airports in new boots that were KILLING my feet by the end of the day. Then the night before last I had to actually brave the madness of the mall in search of a particular gift that I hadn’t been able to find anywhere else.  I had to park a mile away (or at least what SEEMED like a mile anyway!) and, of course, the store I was looking for was on the OPPOSITE end of the mall from where I parked!

So by the time I got home my “dogs were yappin!”

Finally, after a particularly grueling shopping session at Costco for my dinner party tomorrow, I decided some foot therapy was definitely in order.

First I decided to treat my feet to the amazing Homemade Foot Soak and Detox I posted about back in May. If you haven’t tried it before…you simply MUST! It is a must-do on those days when you run yourself and your feet ragged!


Homemade Foot Soak

After soaking I made up a refreshing Peppermint Foot Rub that I had first spotted at The Daily Muse and gave myself a mini foot massage with it. I don’t know what felt better, the massage or the cooling peppermint oil! It truly was a treat for my feet and my senses!


tired feet foot rub



Here’s how to make your own Peppermint Foot Rub For Tired Feet


Mix together all ingredients, and stir well. To use, pour a small amount into your palm, and massage into feet. The peppermint oil has a regenerating effect and refreshes tired feet. It also has antibacterial properties that help stave off infection. After massaging the oil into your feet, put your feet up and relax for at least 15 minutes. Then put on thick socks and enjoy your “feel like new” feet! :-)


soft socks

I couldn’t believe the difference and vowed to do this on a much more regular basis! My feet deserve it after all the abuse they endure!


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  1. Trixie says

    I seriously don’t know how you do it. You manage to get your life done everyday, but still have time to explore the web and the world, and create new and fabulous things to share with us. I am in awe! Thank you, Jillee :)

  2. jkincolorado says

    You forgot one important ingredient – someone to rub this on for you ;)

    Nothing better than a foot massage!

  3. Samantha says

    This may be a well known answer to everyone, but I am curious as to what the vinegar does? Also, I have made a sugar scrub that was suggested on your pinterest page and absolutely love it, but I did not have coconut oil, so I went and bought some. I spent about $12. on a 10oz. container and was wanting to know how well these sugar scrubs would turn out using soybean or extra virgin olive oil because it is much cheaper. Sorry so many questions, but was curious.
    Love your pins and your blog!! Your tips have been lifesavers, =)

  4. Karen423 says

    I don’t have any peppermint oil on hand, but would LOVE to make this today after I finish digging snow after the blizzard that ended this morning. Will extract work for a small batch.

  5. Carole says

    I am in AWE too, my sweet daughter! I’m going to try it. Just what my feet are calling for right now!

  6. says

    I don’t think extract would work as well as the oil – the peppermint oil has a regenerating effect and refreshes tired feet. But you might still get some of the benefit with the extract.


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