For most people, their feet are the most neglected part of their bodies. What about you? Are your feet soft, moisturized and lovely? Or, are they tired, dry, cracked, and down-right ugly?
If your feet are in need of a little TLC and you don’t have the time or funds to visit a spa, don’t despair. With a small amount of time and a few simple ingredients, your feet can look and feel amazing.
Below are three natural foot scrub recipes that you’ll love. If you want to be adventurous, why not invite a friend or two over so you can pamper yourselves, listen to good music and get those feet in tip top shape.
First off, you’ll need a vessel to soak your feet. There are so many kinds of foot tubs available, and it depends on how fancy you want to go. But if you have an old pot you’re not using that is large enough or a plastic basin, that will work. Secondly, you’ll need plenty of very warm water and a nice towel to dry your feet. Also, you will certainly need a luxuriant foot scrub and a silky moisturizer, and a pair of cotton socks to put on afterward.
Step 1 – Soak Your Feet
Not only will a good warm soak feel amazing, it will also soften dry or calloused skin. To the soaking water, add about 1/2 cup of sea salt or Epsom salts. Epsom salt has magnesium sulfate, a tranquilizing mineral because it helps with nerve pain. Athletes and people who are on their feet for long periods of time can benefit from taking Epsom salt foot baths. Also, you can add a few drops of essential oil like lavender, citrus or one of your favorite scents for an added delight.
You can also opt for tea bags instead. Throw a few of these in your foot bath for a nice touch and added benefits. Tea contains tannins. Tannins are good for your feet because they act as an astringent. Using tea can decrease sweating by shrinking sweat gland openings, and the tannins also kill bacteria.
You’ll want your feet to feel massaged and your circulation increased. So, put smooth rocks, marbles, or even a rolling pin in the bottom of your wash basin. Move your foot around as the warm water does it thing, and your feet will love this stimulation and rejuvenation.
For an added treat, put flower petals in your water. Simply stop by your neighborhood flower shop or market and ask for the petals that have dropped off their flower. You’ll probably get them free of charge! These flower petals not only look rich and luxuriant, they also smell fantastic.
Step 2 – How To Exfoliate My Feet With The Foot Scrub
After about 15 – 20 minutes, remove your feet and gently pat almost, but not quite, dry. Now it’s time to apply the foot scrub to remove dead skin cells so that fresh, new skin can appear. Exfoliating will remove rough and calloused skin so your feet will be really soft. Here are three natural foot scrub recipes you can try:
Citrus Foot Scrub Recipe
Juice of one lemon or lime
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Mix together and apply to feet in a circular motion until sugar starts to dissolve.
Salty Honey Foot Scrub Recipe
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup sea salt
1 tablespoon almond or olive oil
Mix together and apply to feet in a circular motion until salt starts to dissolve.
Rich Coffee Foot Scrub Recipe
1 cup of coffee grounds
1/4 cup raw sugar or sea salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Mix together and apply to feet in a circular motion until salt or sugar starts to dissolve.
After applying the foot scrub of your choice, rinse your feet thoroughly under warm water. Apply your favorite moisturizer and then put on your socks to lock in the moisture and to prevent slipping or messing up your floors with moisturizer.
When you wake in the morning, I guarantee your feet will be smooth, soft and rejuvenated!!
What do you do to keep your feet looking and feeling good? Do you have any natural foot scrub recipes? We’d love to hear from you :-0)