Foot peeling


It is about time for tender feet! With a foot peeling you will make it! No more calluses and rough soles. From us you get over 12 recipes for your foot peeling. From easy to exotic.

First of all in this article I will tell you what a foot peeling is. After that how it works and some general information. You will also get instructions how to do your personal foot peeling by yourself.

But if you are not interested in generall information and you want to have the ready recipes click HERE.

Or you can learn HERE how to create your own peeling.

What is a foot peeling at all?

A foot peeling is a wonderful method to give your feet suppleness. Because excess skin is scrubbed off and at the same time cared for.

Such a peeling usually consists of 2 main components. It is a firm component for scrubbing off excess skin. And a fluid part to care for the feet and to be able to apply the peeling at all.

You can think of it as a cream or lotion with solid pieces.

How does a foot exfoliation work?

Its function is very easy. The solid part of the peeling gently scrubs down the top layer of the skin. Thereby you support your feet in removing excess skin cells. This helps especially against thick calluses.

Above I told you something about a liquid part. This makes it possible to apply the mass. Else, for example, if you took sugar, it would just trickle away between your fingers.

But the fluid also has a further function. That is to support the peeling itself. When it is an acid, such as citric acid. Alternatively, the liquid helps to care for the skin. This would be true for olive oil.

How frequently do you peel your feet?

You might wonder how frequently you can peel your feet. Perhaps you could do one each day? But I would strongly advise against that.

Surely you don’t want to scrub your entire skin off your feet. Because it walks quite uncomfortable without skin. So give your skin a rest of between two and three days. So that it can also regenerate.

Nevertheless, for good results I suggest you peel your feet at least every two weeks. Than you are also prepared for the shoeless season.

When is a foot peeling useful?

You can tell that very easily. Just look at your feet. Maybe you see too much callus? Or perhaps too many dandruffs? Maybe even some fissures?

When you answered yes, it is especially worth it for you. With the peeling you get rid of these problems.

When should you forgo peeling your feet?

There are of course also situations in which it is not appropriate to remove the upper horn layer.

Therefore you also have to look at your feet. What do you see? Do you have any injuries on your feet? Cuts? Perhaps some mycosis? I wouldn’t recommend doing a exfoliation. Because your skin is already damaged and you could worsen the symptoms.

Also if you have diabetes I advise against it. Because the healing of the skin is disturbed. And I don’t want you to get hurt.

Ask in any case your doctor.

The Ultimate DIY Foot Peeling recipes

Finally we come to the long-awaited recipes for your personal do it yourself foot peeling experience. I have divided the following recipes. So it is easier for you to choose the right recipe for you.

These recipes are divided by the ingredients. So you can choose the scratch ingredient and what else you can mix.

All of these recipes are not under patent protection. When you have your own ideas on how to do better, I warmly invite you to experiment a little. If a recipe is not liquid enough or seems too liquid, just play with the amounts of ingredients.

Tip: It is more effective when you take a footbath first. It will soften the skin and make it easier to rub off.
The water you take up and after the peeling washes your feet in it.
You should also put some cream on your feet afterwards.

Simple foot peeling recipes to do yourself with sugar

Now here come all the recipes for a peeling with sugar as a base ingredient. The advantage here is that sugar is very cheap. It is also very rough when peeling and can remove a lot of excess skin.

Sugar foot peeling 1: the most simple recipe


  1. 2 tbsp sugar
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil

And so it works:

  1. mix sugar and olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. massage each foot for at least 5 minutes. But on the particularly stubborn places, rub especially stubbornly.
  3. wash feet properly.

Sugar foot peeling 2: may help with pain of tired feet.


  1. 2 tbsp sugar
  2. 1 tbsp Arnica Oil

That’s how it works:

  1. mix sugar and arnica in a small bowl.
  2. massage each foot for at least 5 minutes.
  3. let arnica soak in for about 10 minutes.
  4. rinse feet properly.

Sugar foot peeling 3: Lightly antibacterial.


  1. 2 tbsp sugar
  2. 2 tbsp liquid honey

That’s how it works:

  1. mix sugar and honey.
  2. apply to the feet and massage gently for at least 5 minutes.
  3. let the honey work in for a few minutes.
  4. wash feet.
  5. enjoy.

Sugar foot peeling 4: Lightly antibacterial and regenerating.


  1. 2 tbsp sugar
  2. 1 tbsp coconut oil

That’s how it works:

  1. mix sugar and coconut oil.
  2. gently massage your feet.
  3. let the mixture take effect.
  4. Rinse feet.

Simple foot peeling recipes to do yourself with salt

From now on, it’ll be salty. This is because salt is also a very popular peeling agent. Salt is similar to sugar, so it is rather rough. It is also left to you what kind of salt you take. You can use household salt or sea salt. You can keep in mind that the coarser the salt, the stronger the peeling effect.

Salt foot peeling 1: the most simple recipe


  1. 2 tbsp salt
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil

That’s how it works:

  1. mix salt and olive oil.
  2. gently work the feet.
  3. rinse thoroughly.

Salt foot peeling 2: improves blood circulation.


  1. 2 tbsp salt
  2. 2 tbsp mustard: this increases the blood circulation and warms the skin.

That’s how it works:

  1. mix salt and mustard.
  2. peel feet really gently.
  3. let it work for a few minutes.
  4. rinse the feet very carefully.

Salt foot peeling 3: For very stressed skin


  1. 2 tablespoons salt
  2. 1 tablespoon warm butter

That’s how it works:

  1. leave the butter to stand at room temperature.
  2. add salt and mix.
  3. apply to feet and massage in gently.
  4. rinse thoroughly.

Salt Foot Peeling 4: For the Individual


  1. 2 tbsp salt
  2. 1 tbsp of your favorite lotion

That’s how it works:

  1. mix salt and lotion.
  2. rub and massage your feet.
  3. Wash well.

More exotic foot peelings

I’ ll show you some recipes with more exotic ingredients. It may be that you don’t have all the ingredients already. Some of them are more common than others. Try them out anyway.

The enzyme peelings for the feet

The power of the enzymes helps with this foot peeling. There are fruit varieties which contain protein-splitting enzymes. They help to remove excess cornea. It may happen that your skin starts to loosen after a few days. Don’t worry, your feet won’t fall off.

This is a desired effect. This is because the enzymes dissolve excess cornea with a longer lasting effect.

I recommend this peeling in larger distances. Even if it is gentle, your feet need at least a week of rest.

Fruit enzyme power peeling


  1. 2 tbsp oat flakes
  2. 4 tbsp strawberries/kiwi/pineapple puree
  3. water as required

That’s how it works:

  1. blend strawberry/kiwi/pineapple, doesn’t have to be either or either. You can mix all three.
  2. Add oat flakes.
  3. stir well and add water as needed.
  4. it is ready when it has become a thick paste.
  5. apply to the feet and massage gently.
  6. Let it work for 10 to 30 minutes.
  7. rinse and enjoy the tender feet.

Tropical peeling for the feet


  1. 3 tbsp papaya seeds
  2. 1 tbsp of an oil of your choice

That’s how it works:

  1. grind the papaya seeds as fine as you like.
  2. mix the crushed seeds with the oil.
  3. apply to the feet and massage in.
  4. let the enzymes from the seeds work for 10 to 30 minutes.
  5. rinse thoroughly.

Do it yourself foot peelings for those who like to experiment

You’re too bored with the standard ingredients? Try the following recipes! You might be surprised at what you can use. Be surprised.

Turn your feet into poppy-seed cakes


  1. 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  2. 1 tbsp of an oil of your choice, e.g. olive oil

That’s how it works:

  1. mix poppy seed and oil.
  2. massage the feet with the mass.
  3. rinse.
  4. ready.

Nut shell peeling for the feet


  1. walnut shells
  2. 1 tbsp oil of your choice. Try almond oil

That’s how it works:

  1. beat the walnut shells with a hammer or in a mortar.
  2. Finely grind the walnut shells in a coffee grinder.
  3. Mix 2 tbsp of the powder with a tbsp of oil.
  4. massage feet with it.
  5. Rinse thoroughly.

How can you still peel your feet?

When you don’t feel like doing your own foot peeling, there are also ready-made solutions available. For there is an incredible selection of products.

When you look at Amazon alone for foot peelings, you will be overwhelmed by the offer.

There is a trend that has opened up on the Internet. And those are the peeling socks. Their ingredients work like the enzyme peeling. They decompose the corneal layer and cause the foot to peel after a few days. Maybe it’s worth a try.

Create your own peeling for your feet!

You like my recipes, but you want to create your own. Cause you just like to experiment and have fun trying out. Then learn what you need for your foot experience.

At the beginning you need a rough component. This is to remove the excess skin. The finer the component, the softer the peeling.

Mix the rough component with a liquid one. The choice is up to you. As well as the quantity. In the end, however, the consistency should be a paste. Similar to toothpaste. So you can massage your feet without too much going beside it.

Finally you can mix optional components. For the peeling result this has usually no relevance. But it can beautify the experience. Optional are e.g. essential oils. You will need only small amounts of these.

Simply start with 2 tablespoons of the solid part. Mix in as much of the liquid part until you have reached the desired consistency.

List of ingredients

Solid componentLiquid component optional
sea salt
coffee grounds
sodium bicarbonate
papaya kernels
walnut husk
olive oil
sunflower oil
rapeseed oil
arnica Oil
almond oil
coconut oil
agave syrup
citric acid
apple cider vinegar
avocado puree
apple puree
strawberry puree
kiwi puree
pineapple puree
mint oil
lemon oil
lemon zest
lime zest
tea tree oil
lavender oil
mint leaves


It’s a nice feeling to have tender feet. And such a peeling for the feet is a nice way to achieve that.

Now it is up to you to become active. Try one of the recipes today!

Share your experience in the comments below.