How to make Listerine Vinegar Sugar Scrub For the Softest Feet Ever.

Here’s how to make Listerine vinegar sugar scrub for the softest feet ever (and a doctor’s advice on the best method).

Listerine vinegar sugar scrub for feet


How to make Listerine vinegar sugar scrub for soft feet:

I am a believer in using a Listerine vinegar sugar scrub for soft feet. If you love the Listerine vinegar foot soak that I write about in this viral blog post, you will absolutely love this DIY Listerine vinegar foot scrub!  It costs pennies to make with ingredients that I keep on hand, and it feels so fab and refreshing when massaged onto feet and legs. It is also a good scrub for elbows, knees, and other areas that are prone to dryness.

What makes Listerine and vinegar good for feet?

In my viral post about the Listerine vinegar foot soak, Dr. Jo Herzog discussed the beneficial properties of Listerine and vinegar.  Thymol (in Listerine) can kill bacteria and fungi, and acetic acid (in vinegar) has antibacterial properties. Used together, they can soften dry skin, and can possibly eliminate mild athlete’s foot.

Which is better, a foot soak or a foot scrub?

For keeping feet soft and smooth, I use both a foot soak and a foot scrub. When I pamper my feet at home or give myself a pedicure, I start with the Listerine vinegar foot soak and follow with the scrub. It is cool, tingly, and so refreshing. I keep a jar of the scrub in the shower and try to use it several times a week. The more often I use it, the softer my feet stay.

Listerine vinegar foot soak

Dr. Jo’s prescription for soft, smooth feet.

I recently bought this Ebanel 40 % Urea cream + 2% salicylic acid that received high ratings on amazon. I texted Dr. Jo and asked her if it would be beneficial for feet. She responded yes IF used the best way for optimal results. In the video below, I share her easy method to get the softest feet possible.

Give the Listerine vinegar foot scrub as a gift.

So there you have it~my fave, DIY for pennies, pampering, exhilarating Listerine vinegar sugar scrub for feet! I hope you’ll give it a try; it really keeps feet soft if used regularly. If you want more ideas for how to use Listerine, you might enjoy my post 9 Savvy Uses for Listerine Besides Mouthwash.

I’d love to hear back from you if you try this or have any of your own savvy scrub suggestions to share! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

Listerine Vinegar Sugar Scrub For Feet

Listerine Vinegar Sugar Scrub For Feet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/3 cup Listerine (I use green for color and minty smell)
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • approximately 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 TB melted coconut oil (optional but helps moisturize)
  • a few drops of peppermint oil (optional but adds tingle and fresh smell)


  1. Pour sugar into small glass container.
  2. Mix vinegar and listerine in small bowl; stir well.
  3. Pour vinegar and listerine over sugar; stir until combined.
  4. Add coconut oil and peppermint oil if desired.
  5. Add more sugar if needed to reach desired consistency.
  6. Use daily for soft, smooth, sandal ready tootsies:-)


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  1. Does this have to be stored in a glass jar? Would it be alright to store it in tupperware? I do the foot soak and can’t wait to try the foot scrub. I went to make it today, I have everything but the sugar!!! Go figure!!

  2. I just did this on my feet and hands and I simply can’t believe the difference in just 1 use! My feet and hands feel so AMAZING! And for the record I used the blue listerine in it and for about 30 minutes and my feet and toe nails DID NOT turn blue. I will continue doing this. Thank you so very much for sharing.

  3. I dont have a problem with dry calluses feet. My problem is I have trouble reaching my feet to wash them, old bones and joints. Plus my feet are extra sensitive to touch of any kind. My feet are always dirty because of this so there appears to be crusted on dry skin. When I’m able to wash them I use a brush and foot scrub and usually most of it comes off, but within a week it’s back. Will the listerine vinegar soak help eliminate this problem?

  4. Hi Janet!!! The scrub lasts about 3 months for me (that’s using it 1-2 x per week). And the “results” of soft feet after using the scrub last (for me) about 2 weeks. Hope this helps!!!! XoXo

  5. CJ, thanks for sharing this detailed description of your foot soak! Sounds like you have it worked out to a science:-) Thanks so much for sharing this with the rest of us!!!

  6. Get a dish tub (few dollars@ big box stores) a gallon of cheap white vinegar, the LARGE off brand of the antiseptic mouthwash of the GOLD variety. Heat 4 cups of water, pour that into the dish tub (my size 10 feet fit great) add to this hot water: 4 c. Vinegar, 4 c. GOLD antiseptic mouthwash. You now have enough to SOAK your feet in. I do this outdoors as this is a smelly concoction! I rub my feet against themselves and enjoy this warm soak for 30 minutes, then I use a foot dry skin “grater, file” to sluff off the dead skin, finishing up with an old washcloth to smooth off the skin from the whole foot. Then I hose them down and dry them! Plus I pour the mixture over weeds…lol…it kills them and won’t harm humans or animals who walk on the weeds, BONUS!!!!!!! Oh, no blue feet either =)

  7. Hi Robin! I’ve soaked in this with little cracks on my feet and did fine, but you may need to try it out for yourself first. I’d hate to tell you it won’t hurt and then you have a bad experience:-) Let me know; I hope it works for you!

  8. Marie, oh my goodness! I’ve only used the green Listerine and never had any problem with staining. I hope it fades quickly. Please let me know. Thanks for the heads up; this is good to know info:-)

  9. Didn’t use the sugar, only the Blue Listerine with vinegar, so my feet would look good in sandals. I now need to buy new, complimentary sandals to go with my blue skin and toenails, thanks,

  10. Hi Dana, I have never tried honey, but it sounds wonderful! I’ve seen many scrubs with honey in them, so I’m sure it is a beneficial ingredient. Let me know how it turns out!

  11. Have you tried adding honey to the mix to make it even more smoothing? I know honey works wonders at softening and hydrating skin. I’m going to give this a try though because my feet are BAD! I live in flip flops and my husband’s feet look better than mine at this point! :*(

  12. I just finished using your ‘Listerine Vinegar Sugar Scrub’ recipe; and my feet are so soft! Thank you for your work on this.

  13. Darn it. I am sitting in my bathroom right this minute doing the poor mans soak. The listerine, vinegar and water.

    Good idea though as I have bad calluses so I am having some trouble being able to run. I will keep yours beside the tub for now on but will keep a lid on it as it can be a bit smelly.

    Thanks so much for this recipe

  14. Love this! I just tried it (I only had the original listerine) and it worked great! My hands and feet are so smooth! Going to recommend this to everyone now.

  15. Hi Nancy! I keep a glass jar of this on my garden tub with a spoon in it (there is no lid or cover). It is fine, but just needs an occasional stirring to loosen any hardened sugar crystals. You can find glass jars with lids at Hobby Lobby, but mine without a lid works fine!

  16. Ca I store the left overs and use them again? If so, how?

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