As the summer months roll on and summer holidays are looming we all start thinking about pampering and prepping our skin. Here is a great recipe for a foot soak and scrub to get your feet ready.
For this treatment, you will need the following for the soak:
Epsom Salts 80g
Sodium Bicarbonate 50g
Tea Tree Essential Oil 5ml
Peppermint Essential Oil 2ml
For the Foot Scrub:
Epsom Salts 20g
Lavender Essential Oil 1.5ml
Rosemary Essential Oil 1ml
Pumice Stone Exfoliant 25g
Olive Oil 40ml
Large jar and cap
Large bowl to fit your feet in
Coconut Oil for afterwards
Pumice stone is great for a foot scrub. Its lightly abrasive texture works hard to gently remove rough skin and dead cells from your feet, giving them an instant lift. There are many other types of exfoliants you can use but pumice is very affordable and very popular for foot scrubs.
I have chosen to use tea tree essential oil as it has great antiseptic properties making it ideal for killing bacteria on the feet and under nails. Epsom salts and lavender oil are both great for easing aches and pains, ideal for those who are on their feet a lot.
Once we have decided on our ingredients and gathered them together we need to make our scrub.
Weigh out your pumice and salt and mix in a large jar. Add in the olive oil and mix together well, until you are happy it is evenly mixed. Finally, add in your Lavender and Rosemary essential oils and give it a stir. Your scrub is now ready.
Before using your scrub, you need to soak your feet to loosen the skin. In a large bowl add your warm water and add about 80g of Epsom salt, 50g of Sodium Bicarbonate, 5ml of tea tree essential oil and 2ml peppermint essential oil, don’t use too much peppermint oil as it can make your feet tingle a bit! Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes. This will open the pores and soften the skin on your feet.
While your feet are still wet use your foot scrub to exfoliate all over the feet using a circulator motion to remove dead skin. Pay extra attention to heels as they can become very dry. Rinse your feet in a bowl of warm, clean water and towel dry.
Once your feet are dry apply coconut oil to keep your feet well moisturized, but do be careful as this can make your feet a little slippery. I would recommend doing this 1-2 times a week.
You can buy all the ingredients for this scrub at www.mysticmomentsuk.com.