DIY pineapple foot scrub that really works

I go through a lot of whole, fresh, pineapple. More than most.  So I got to thinking, besides throwing them in a composter, what else can be done?  So today, we’re talking recipes, but not the kind you eat! This recipe is for your feet, and you really only need 3 ingredients.

Are you tired of dealing with rough skin on the soles of your feet? Say goodbye to dry, achy feet with this refreshing and effective DIY pineapple foot scrub. This deep exfoliating foot scrub uses the natural enzymes found in fresh pineapple, combined with the gentle exfoliating power of sugar and the moisturizing benefits of coconut oil. Follow my step-by-step guide to create your own luxurious foot scrub at home.

Cut pineapple on board with body scrub in jar

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Fresh Pineapple (1/2 cup, finely chopped)
  • Granulated Sugar (1 cup)
  • Coconut Oil (1/4 cup)


  • A few drops of peppermint essential oil
  • A few drops of vitamin E oil

Why These Ingredients Work

Pineapple (Ananas Sativus)

Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down dead skin cells, making it an excellent natural exfoliant. It also has citric acid and vitamin C, which are great for brightening and refreshing your skin.


The sugar acts as a physical exfoliant, gently removing rough and dry skin from your feet. It’s a simple yet effective way to achieve smoothness – and a much healthier way to include sugar into your daily routine!

Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, which moisturize and soften the skin. It forms a protective barrier, keeping your feet hydrated for longer.

Peppermint Essential Oil

A few drops of peppermint oil can add a refreshing scent and a cooling sensation that helps soothe achy feet.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E is known for its skin-nourishing and antioxidant properties, making it a perfect addition to your foot scrub.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Start by cutting a few slices of fresh pineapple and finely chopping them. You’ll need about 1/2 cup in total. If you don’t know how to cut a pineapple – check out this guide.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped pineapple with 1 cup of granulated sugar.

Step 3

Slowly add 1/4 cup of coconut oil to the mixture, stirring until well combined.

Step 4

Adjust the consistency by adding more sugar for a thicker scrub or more oil for a smoother texture.

Step 5

Once the scrub reaches your desired consistency, transfer it to an airtight container for storage.

Step 6

To use, apply a generous amount of foot scrub to your wet feet, massaging in circular motions for a few minutes. Focus on the rough skin areas like the soles of your feet.  

Step 7

Rinse with warm water and pat your feet dry. For best results, follow up with a moisturizer.

Benefits of Using Pineapple Foot Scrub

  • Exfoliation: The fruit enzymes in pineapple help break down dead skin cells, while the sugar provides a physical exfoliation.
  • Moisturization: The combination of coconut oil and pineapple helps to moisturize and soften the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated.
  • Improved Texture: Regular use can improve the overall appearance and texture of your feet.
  • Refreshing: The addition of peppermint essential oil gives a refreshing cooling sensation for achy feet.

    Tips for Best Results

    • Use the scrub 2-3 times a week for optimal results.
    • For a more intense exfoliation, use a pumice stone after applying the scrub.
    • Store the scrub in the fridge to keep it fresh.

    Pineapple Recipes

    For some other really cool ways to use pineapple in recipes you can eat check out:

    pineapple pancakes
    Pineapple Pancakes
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    Alcohol Free Winter Sangria
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    About Me

    I’m Melanie.

    I’m a chef, registered dietitian, foodie, wife and mom.
    If you’re looking for quick and healthy meal inspiration that supports your health goals while feeding the rest of your family (including the kiddoes) well, then you’ve come to the right place!

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