Thursday, 9 August 2012

Spruce up your tootsies ~ DIY recipes.

Feet are one of our most neglected body parts and foot-care products tend to be slow selling items because of this.  Out of site out of mind.

How about some DIY foot-care recipes you can enjoy at home.

Beach Sand Foot Scrub:
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons beach sand
3-5 drops rosemary essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl with a fork.  Massage scrub onto feet, over a bath tab or in the shower, concentrating on problem areas.  Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Lemon Soak (for dry rough feet):
1 bowl warm water
juice of one lemon

Add lemon juice to warm water in a bowl.  Soak feet for 15 - 20 minutes.  Give feet a good going over with a pumice stone on problem areas.  Pat feet dry.

Pine Foot Bath (for stinky feet):
1 bowl warm water
a splash of witch hazel
5 drops of pine essential oil

Add witch hazel and pine eo to warm water and soak feet for 10mins.  Pat dry.

Sage Deodorizing Foot Powder:
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 drops sage essential oil

Mix baking powder and oil in a plastic bag and shake well.  Allow to dry.  Break up any clumps (sift if necessary).  Dust feet regularly with powder and add a teaspoon in shoes overnight.

Relaxing Foot Bath:
a handful of lavender flowers, thyme and rosemary (or have only one of these herbs)
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons sea salt

Made a herbal infusion by soaking the herbs in the boiling water.  Allow to cool then strain, keeping liquid and discarding herbs to the compost.
Fill a large bowl with moderately hot water.  Add the herbal liquid and the sea salt.  Soak your feet in the warm foot bath for 10-20mins.  Finish off with a gentle foot rub and massage with a relaxing oil - such as Luscious Body Butter.


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