We often find our feet callous and cracked, dried out. A foot scrub is what our feet need so that the dead skin layer can be removed and the new one can emerge.
Facial exfoliants and body scrubs have the same effect. They should be applied after you have taken a shower or have soaked your feet in a homemade foot soak. This way the skin is softened and easier to scrub off.
It is also a good way to treat the bothersome foot corn that appears on the hairless parts of the foot. Homemade foot scrub recipes come with different ingredients. Each has to have an exfoliating agent: sea salt, brown sugar, Epsom salt, oatmeal.
Each one also has to have a relaxing and soothing ingredient that calms the skin down and prevents any possible irritations.
Some are more elaborate, beach sand foot scrub for example, a scrub that has become very popular in recent years, but they all do the same thing.
Great pedicure - what is the secret?
Dry and tired feet treatment.
Let's start with a simple scrub
Brown sugar foot scrub
Same as in the brown sugar body scrub, brown sugar helps slough off the dead skin cells.
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground oats
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon almond oil (in case you don't have almond oil, use olive oil, it is a great substitute).
The following two recipes are courtesy of Spaindex.com
Homemade strawberry scrub
This foot scrub is a great introduction to application of homemade foot cream or a store bought one for that purpose. Here is a recipe to a wonderful overnight foot masque.
OVERNIGHT FOOT MASQUE
Let me tell you why this masque is so good. Almonds and oatmeal act as exfoliators, gentle on the skin, yet powerful to remove the dead skin. Oatmeal is hypoallergenic at the same time. Cocoa butter moisturizes and nourishes the skin, while honey adds an antibacterial touch to the whole mix. Great recipe!
A friend told me about this foot care tip:
Use a regular foot cream or any greasy cream. Apply on your feet and wrap up in foil. Leave the foil on for a couple of hours. After you remove it, the best thing to do is foot massage after which you wipe off the excess cream.
COFFEE FOOT SCRUB
Would you like to learn how to make your own natural skin care recipes?
Let me share with you a great resource I refer to often. Ready to start making your own natural skin recipes?
A great resource for beginners and pros alike, Jane Church's e-book
The Handcrafter's Companion - Create Spa Quality Products for Profit and Fun will teach you everything you need to know to make facial masks, bath and body products, butters, balms, lotions and more...
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