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As a runner, my feet are not in great shape. It turns out that pounding them on pavement day after day does not leave them soft and luxurious. My feet are dry, rough, hard, scaly — whatever horror you're picturing, that's what my feet look like. (As a runner I've also had my fair share of black toenails, but that's another story). The story today is that my feet are in rough shape and I wanted to whip up a foot scrub to help exfoliate them.
Since becoming a clean eater, it's been a long time since I've used straight-up sugar in a recipe. Today I'm getting out of the sugar-free zone by using not just one but two kinds of sugar. As sweet as the ingredients in this recipe are, remember this scrub is going on your FEET so you're not tempted to sample the goods.
As usual, my goal was to keep things as simple as possible and find a recipe with five ingredients or less. I also wanted all the ingredients to be something I already had in my pantry so I didn't need to make a special trip to the store. The recipe I found comes from So ... Let's Hang Out.
Here's what you'll need:
2/3 c granulated white sugar
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c olive oil
1 T vanilla extract
Here's what you do:
Mix everything together with a fork or whisk.
That's it! This recipe couldn't be simpler. (Remember how simple it is next time you're tempted to buy one of those $8 sugar scrubs at the store). If you want to put the scrub in a mason jar and make it look all cute, definitely do that. If you want to keep things simple and throw it in a tupperware container, definitely do that. No matter how you package it, this is a project that takes under five minutes to make.
And the result: a sweet, grainy scrub to exfoliate your feet. As a bonus, it smells delicious.