If you didn’t know this already, prepare to be shocked—an average person walks a staggering 115,000 miles in their lifetime, which is like walking around the earth almost five times! If simply reading that made your feet ache, we have just the thing for you.

Pamper your tootsies with a tea tree and mint scrub. It’s fragrant and relaxing, and you could rustle it up at home in a matter of minutes.



  • Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Mix lightly, just until you get a chunky paste.
  • Apply it to your feet and scrub gently, using circular motions. Pay special attention to heels, ankles and the underside of your feet, where the skin is thicker.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water, and pat dry with a soft towel.

Now that you know mint is good for more than just garnishing cocktails, you can use this scrub to capture its refreshing aroma. With the healing properties of tea tree oil, this chunky mix will slough off dead skin, reduce tan lines, and leave you feeling refreshed.

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Simona is a journalist who has worked with several leading publications in India over the last 17 years, writing on lifestyle topics and the arts, besides interviewing celebrities. She made the switch to public relations and headed the division as PR Manager at ITC Hotels’ flagship property, the ITC Grand Chola, but has since returned to her first love, journalism. Now she writes on food, which she is sincerely passionate about and wellness, which she finds fascinating and full of surprises. When she isn’t writing, she is busy playing the role of co-founder and communications director of The Bicycle Project, a six-year-old charity initiative that empowers tribal children in rural areas, while addressing the issue of urban waste.