This 2-Step Mermaid Scrub is Perfect for Feet, Dry Skin, and Lips

One session with this mermaid foot scrub and you’ll want summer to get here in a hurry. This mermaid sugar scrub will have your heels ready for sandals, your body ready for the sun, and your lips ready for, well…

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Mermaid Foot Scrub

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about making DIY sugar scrubs and DIY salt scrubs for the tub. That silky feeling when you get done rubbing your feet with a nice, coarse mermaid foot scrub and the smell…oh, that’s just heaven. Put me in a tub with a mermaid bath bomb and mermaid foot scrub and I’m in heaven. And don’t get me started on lemon exfoliating cubes…you just go ahead and lock me in that bathroom, I’ll be just fine.


But, this mermaid foot scrub is definitely a must, even if I’m doing a minimalist shower before heading out to my summer sandals. The reason? How the mermaid sugar scrub makes my heels look fab. Let’s get started.

All Mermaid sugar scrubs, Bath Bombs, and Fizzies

Before we get started, you might want to check out all of my mermaid bath bombs and sugar scrubs here.

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Mermaid bath bombs and scrubs are easy, colorful, and safe to make on your own.

No Time to Make This sugar Scrub now? Pin it for Later

You’re busy, I get it. Pin this to your favorite DIY sugar scrubs board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.

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How to Store and Gift Homemade Mermaid Foot Scrub

  • Store the mermaid sugar scrub in an airtight container for up to the life of the oil you use (coconut oil is about 24 months).
  • Sugar scrubs are best when packaged in single-use containers. If water enters the scrub, mold or bacteria can develop.
  • Storing sugar scrubs away from the shower is best, and outside of the bathroom is even better. Hermetic jars (with the seal) are best for scrub storage.
  • Storing a sugar scrub in the refrigerator can be refreshing on tired feet, but it won’t extend the life of the scrub. 
  • If gifting, add a tag or sticker which has tips on use and storage.
  • Vary the essential oils to the mixture to turn your mermaid sugar scrub into a calming, aromatherapy enriched experience for any occasion.
teal mermaid foot scrub in a clear jar on a white background surrounded by teal and green sea glass pieces

How Do I Make this Mermaid Scrub?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial and if you have any questions, just ask them in the comments below. Note: all items are safe to be used on the skin, feet, and lips and should be packaged in an air-tight container.

Yield: 1 jar of foot scrub

2 Step Mermaid Foot Scrub

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Winter feet need a summer refresh from this mermaid sugar scrub! It's a quick and easy beauty DIY to smooth and soothe tired feet.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold pressed coconut oil
  • teal blue soap colorant or mica powder
  • optional: 5-10 drops of essential oil
  • optional: blue and/or purple sugar sprinkles or colored sugar


  • Jar
  • Spoon or Stir Stick


  1. Mix the coconut oil and sugar together in a bowl. Add 2 drops of colorant and essential oil, if using. Because coconut oil will solidify if it is cooler, using your hands may activate more of the oil, so be aware that the consistency can change.
  2. Place your sugar scrub in your jar and add sprinkles, if desired. how to make teal mermaid foot scrub photo tutorial collage


If the scrub is not as solid as you'd like, add more sugar. If you feel it is too dry, add in a dab of coconut oil until you get the consistency you want.

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    1. Any oil will work (jojoba, olive, avocado, etc.). Make it safe for your daughter’s friends! Oils have varying expiration dates, however, so choose which one fits your gifting needs. :)

  1. Why do some scrubs last up to 6 months, but the mermaid foot scrub only 3 or so days? Almost same exact ingredients. I am just curious- not great in science…

    1. There are no preservatives in this scrub, and to be honest, there are many, many, many recipes on the Internet that are just basically unsafe to keep that long without them.

      If I want a long-lasting scrub, I put it in the suspended cubes by adding soap. I have quite a few recipes on here for lasting scrub like them.

      1. Oh my goodness, I honestly don’t remember (I made this years ago). I will say that, after years of making my own products, I like mica powder best and those are definitely good to use with oils. That said, if you look for a ‘water soluble’ colorant, it will work with oils, especially for this recipe as the color attaches to the sugar.

    1. Kim, You can, however, it isn’t recommended because it can stain tubs. I use soap colorant which can be picked up at JoAnn’s and most craft stores (though I get most of mine from Amazon).