DIY Pampering for Dad

I don’t know about you, but the dad in our family usually gets the short end of the stick. We are into the summer schedule so the cool artwork projects from school don’t come home and unless there is a new project around the house, no new tools are needed. What oh what do we do for this amazing man who hasn’t asked for anything (so no hints darn it)? He snuggles, wrestles, cooks, cleans and most importantly loves us no matter what!


With so many essential oils and various blends around the house over the years, I have learned that men appreciate them too! Only a few days away and here is an idea that should be easy to pull off with ingredients in your kitchen/bath or after a quick trip to the store


Dad’s Foot Scrub

The dad in our would never think to go get a pedicure, but he would really enjoy the benefits of one.


Supplies for the scrub:

-4 oz of course sea salt (found in bulk or in the same isle with iodized salt at the grocery store)

-2-4 oz of olive oil, sweet almond oil or jojoba oil

-Warm water (you can use a bucket or sit on the side of the tub)

-His favorite lotion

-Soft towels

Optional – essential oils to add to the scrub are a great idea but not necessary

Mix your oils and salt in a (plastic) container that can be sealed.

Add as much oils as needed to achieve the consistency that you want. Some like more salt and less oil and others prefer the opposite.

Stir everything together to combine it. This is the time to add the essential oils you have them.


Now the trick is convincing your favorite dad to sit still long enough to be pampered. Work a palmful of oil & salt into the foot and rub, then gently rinse, dry and massage with your favorite lotion or oil (use what is left of the olive oil/sweet almond oil/jojoba).


You can deviate the above and just make bath salts.


Manly smelling essential oils – Balsam Copaiba, Cedarwood, Ho Wood, Juniper Berry, Patchouli and Vetiver. The various pines and citrus oils are also good options.


A favorite masculine smelling bath salt combo of mine is

Large palm full of salts

2 drops Laurel Leaf

2 drops Frankincense

2 drops Juniper Berry


HAPPY FATHER’s DAY from our family to yours!