Pamper those you love this Valentine’s Day! Here is a great idea for a homemade foot scrub from Erika Katz, author of Bonding Over Beauty, to make as gifts or just treat yourself!

Erika Katz likes to use strawberries in this recipe because they are rich in salicylic acid which helps dead skin shed more easily. The sugar granules also help to exfoliate skin but are super gentle on delicate skin. You can keep this in the fridge for up to a week. To use your scrub, simply rub your feet gently in circular motions and rinse with warm water.

Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub


2 pureed strawberries

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and

2 tablespoons of granulated white sugar

4 drops peppermint essential oil

To Make:

Mix all the ingredients well and put into a pretty jar.

For more tips like these, please pick up a copy of Erika Katz’s book, Bonding Over Beauty, available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon and Indiebound.