DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub | A Valentine To Yourself

DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub | So... Let's Hang OutI was blessed with a lot of things. I have a great family and a wonderful husband. I live in a beautiful part of the world. My friends are the coolest and usually laugh at my jokes. I feel fortunate. However, one thing I wasn’t blessed with was pretty feet.

I was made aware of this fact when my Hawaiian grandfather looked down and my flat, calloused, chubby-toed footsies, and then looked at his equally flat, calloused and chubby-toed footsies. He smiled at me and said “Look at those Hawaiian feet! You got cute feet. They look just like mine!”  It was true. They did. Uh oh. Maybe I just needed a fresh coat of polish.

Later in life, someone (my mother) would tell me that every time they heard Jack Johnson’s song “Bubbly Toes” on the radio they thought of me. Cute. Is this because my big toes actually have fat rolls? Perhaps, yes.

Even later in life I would try to snuggle in bed with my husband and he would gingerly tell me “Honey, do you want to go get a pedicure? I will go with you.”  This is his polite way of telling me that I had hooves, and it totally hurts to snuggle with someone who has hooves.

So…it turns out sometimes you have to put in a little extra work to make your feet soft and socially acceptable for cuddling. Fine.

I crafted a Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub out of simple ingredients that most of you will readily have at home. I figured, if I have to pay attention to these paws of mine, I at least want to smell like cookies doing it. Do you have these things around your house? I think you do.

DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub | So... Let's Hang Out

This could make a cute Valentines Day gift for your girlfriends, your sisters, your mom… or in my case, yourself.  The whole process takes only a few minutes. It is about as easy as those five minute Rosemary Bath Salts I whipped up around Christmas time.  Plus did I mention it smells like cookies? Yum.

Simply combine your sugars in a bowl and whisk them together.

DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub | So... Let's Hang Out

Add in your oil and your vanilla and combine together with a fork (or you can use your whisk).

DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub | So... Let's Hang Out

Package it up into your mason jar. Slap on a label that you decorate yourself. Tie a little bow. Voila!

DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub | So... Let's Hang OutCute, right? Then it is ready for gifting (OR immediate use.) It’s just that simple.

DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub | So... Let's Hang Out

Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub


  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 half pint mason jar
  • Baker's twine
  • Label (with a sticker back)
  • Fine point black marker


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine your brown sugar and white sugar. Whisk them together until they are completely combined.
  2. Add in your olive oil and vanilla extract and mash together with a fork until all of the oil is combined into the sugar mixture.
  3. Pack the mixture down into your mason jar.
  4. To finish, tie a bow around the mouth of the jar with some baker's twine. Create your own label and stick it on the front of the jar. Now, it is ready for gifting or for immediate use!

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64 thoughts on “DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub | A Valentine To Yourself

  1. I LOVE this idea girl. I also love the packaging and the cute little label you came up with. I so need this scrub and I’m going to make some up for Zoe and I. I’m in so need of a pedi as well. I put some flip flops on the other day and quickly took them off as my heels are in dire need of a scrub and my toes some polish! Great DIY post! xoxo, Jackie

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  3. This scrub worked great! My skin was brighter and ten times softer than pre-miracle scrub. And it made my feet and legs smell like cookies! Points with the boyfriend. =]

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  5. Just found this on Pinterest and can’t wait to try! Just wondering, how long will scrub stay good? Does it get funky after a few days or can I make a large batch?

    • Hey Beth! I made mine in February and it is still good. I would say that you should use the scrub within a couple of months. :)

  6. Would love to make this for my mom as a Mothers’s day gift, love it! How long does a mason jar batch last for? Should it be refrigerated?
    Thanks for the awesome idea!

    • Hi Blake! I made this sugar scrub back in February, and it is still good. I would say that without any preservative added to it (you could add a bit of sea salt or Vitamin E oil to it to extend the shelf life a little further.) , it will last a number of months. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but should be kept in cool/dry place when not in use. Hope that helps! It will make a really sweet Mother’s Day gift. :)

    • Hi Brittany! This recipe makes enough for a 1/2 pint jar. You can totally double, triple, quadruple the recipe if you are wanting to make more.

  7. I’m probably being a total doozy here, but do you rub this into wet or dry feet? I would have thought wet, but some scrubs say dry. Mahalo x

    • Hey Kisa! No, that is a totally legit question. When I do it, I wet my feet a little bit first and then scrub and rinse. That is my personal preference. I am sure you COULD do it dry, because of the oil in the scrub. Either way. Whatever is comfortable for you.

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  10. Love this. I think I’ll make some for gifts! :) Does it need to be refrigerated? Does it have a specific shelf life? Just wondering since it’s all natural with no preservatives really. Thanks!!

  11. Yuuum!!! Okay I have to know, product did you use for your labels? Designed in… And printed on… Thanks for the great present idea!

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  17. Thank you so much! Just made it …and tried on my hands before I washed a bowl :)) I will say my hands became softer right away! Love it! Can’t wait to try it on my feet too! Thanx again Gina! You are a life savier :))

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  24. Thanks! This is so cute! I made this for my mom for her birthday and she loved it! It was very easy and quick to make! Thanks again! :)

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  31. Hi! I made this as a Christmas gift for my mom, but after mixing the oil quickly separates and sits on top of the mixture. Did I do something wrong or how can I fix it?

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  33. this looks great just wanted i needed. something simple i can put together for xmas gifts. do u have a facial scrub too?

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