5 Top Homemade Foot Scrubs
You think you have to pay for an expensive spa treatment to pamper your feet. You are mistaken. The truth is that you can treat your feet to a bit of TLC with scrubs made out of things you probably have in your kitchen. Below are the top homemade foot scrubs that are easily made in the comfort of your own home. Try one or try them all. There are no rules.
1. Baking Soda Scrub
Fill a foot bath with warm water and add three tablespoons of baking soda. Stir until the baking soda dissolves. Soak your feet for about 20 minutes. To exfoliate the tough areas, follow your soak with a scrub comprised of three parts baking soda to one part water. You don’t need any special tools for this — scrubbing with your fingers is adequate.
2. Brown Sugar and Honey
This is a great recipe that you will be passing along to your friends. Take 1/4 cup brown sugar, two tablespoons honey, two tablespoons coconut oil and three drops of peppermint essential oil. Scrub your feet firmly, rinse and then dry them thoroughly. You can save any scrub you didn’t use in a sealed container for up to a month.
3. Milk and Sugar
Mix an equal amount of hot water with whole milk. You’ll want to combine the two in a foot bath so that your feet are covered. Soak your feet for about 15 minutes. After you have soaked your feet, mix enough sugar and coconut oil to form a paste. Scrub your feet, wash them and then moisturize. To provide deep hydration, cover your feet in coconut oil, put socks on and go to bed.
4. Uplifting Scrub
This is a great scrub if you are on your feet all day and just need a pick-me-up. Mix a half cup sugar with the same amounts of epsom salt and coconut oil. Add a tablespoon of honey and five drops of lemon essential oil. Wet your feet and srub them firmly. Rinse, apply moisturizer, put on socks and get a good night’s rest.
5. Minty Mask
Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil, two cups of brown sugar and a bit of peppermint oil. Rub the mint mixture onto your feet and relax for about five minutes. Rinse your feet off and pat them dry. Put your favorite moisturizer on and then put on a fluffy pair of socks. When you wake up in the morning, your feet will feel amazing.
Dry, cracked feet that won’t heal could be indicative of a medical issue that shouldn’t be ignored. you should visit a podiatrist that will examine, diagnose and treat your feet, helping you take your first steps on the road to comfort and health.