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Exfoliating Foot Scrub Recipe

Updated on May 28, 2013
an exfoliating foot scrub is essential for soft supple feet.
an exfoliating foot scrub is essential for soft supple feet. | Source

Sore Feet

 wearing high heels come with a price to our feet unfortunately.
wearing high heels come with a price to our feet unfortunately. | Source

Our tootsies are quite often the most forgotten about parts of our body, particularly where looking after them is concerned.

With the warmer months soon approaching for many of us, a homemade foot scrub is the perfect product to start introducing to our weekly must do treatments.

With the warmer weather comes the open toed sandals, flip flops (or thongs) and wanting to have our feet in tip top condition.

Many of us find ourselves with sore feet, a callus or two, dry skin, hard skin or cracked heels and put off sorting out the problem.

The nature of your job is often the cause for many conditions we find our feet with.

When I was in retail, I was constantly on my feet, hardly ever sitting down through an 8 or 9 hour day.

With this came hard skin and cracked heels. It was something that drove me mad and I was not even wearing a high stiletto heel, the cause of many problems for our tootsies.

Sand Exfoliator

a good walk on the beach in the sand is naturally exfoliating the feet without you realizing it.
a good walk on the beach in the sand is naturally exfoliating the feet without you realizing it. | Source

A foot scrub is a micro Pedi treatment and is one of the most important parts to footcare.

Treating yourself and your feet to a full pedicure at home is so relaxing so make some time and raid those kitchen cupboards for the best ingredients ever.

Homemade beauty products (for those who are new to my postings) are the way forward and something I have been delving into in great length.

Making your own footcare products is definitely doable and more beneficial than store bought products.

No chemicals, toxins or synthetic fragrance, all natural ingredients and saves you money are some of the great benefits of going DIY.

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Homemade Foot Scrub

Why Use a Foot Scrub?

Scrubs are skin exfoliants and regardless of whether they are for the face, lips, body or feet, they all essentially need that scrub factor.

Enter the most widely recognized suspects in Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Brown Sugar and Oatmeal.

These are ingredients that may be used for all over the face and body in a variety of products including an invigorating Sea Salt Body Scrub, a smoothing and nourishing Sugar Lip Scrub and an Oatmeal and Yogurt Blackhead Remover.

Foot scrubs will gently remove the build up of all the dead skin cells which accumulate by the second.

This build up prevents fresh rejuvenated skin cells from appearing and gives the skin a dull, dry uneven texture.

Removing the dead skin stimulates blood flow and circulation giving the skin a healthy color with oxygenated cells.

Foot scrubs are best to use either after a shower when the skin is warm and soft or after a foot soak or foot spa.

Homemade scrubs should always have a relaxing and nourishing effect on the skin with additional ingredients to prevent skin irritations.

Massage The Feet

use this technique by massaging in small circles which stimulates the circulation.
use this technique by massaging in small circles which stimulates the circulation. | Source

Smoothing Tootsies Scrub ~

This is a smoothing, deep pore cleansing, calming, moisturizing, nourishing and softening scrub all in one easy application. What could be better?

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Brown Sugar (exfoliating)

2 tbsp Ground Oatmeal (exfoliating & deep pore cleansing)

2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel (soothing & calming)

1 tbsp Honey (locks in moisture, nourishing and anti-bacterial)

1 tsp Lemon Juice (anti-bacterial)

1 tsp Olive Oil or Almond Oil (moisturizing & softening)

You Will Need:

Blender or Coffee grinder

Bowl

Spoon/Spatula

Method:

  • Start by grinding your oatmeal to a fine, flaky but slightly sandy texture. Too coarse will scratch and irritate the skin.
  • Mix all your ingredients together to a paste consistency.
  • Apply after a shower, bath or foot soak.
  • Massage all over the foot including the toes, in small circular movements. Pay particular attention to hard skin, calluses, cracked heels and areas of dry skin.
  • Remove by rinsing off with tepid water.
  • Finish with a nourishing foot cream.

DIY Foot Spa

a good foot soak works wonders on tired sore feet and is a great treatment prior to a foot scrub.
a good foot soak works wonders on tired sore feet and is a great treatment prior to a foot scrub. | Source

Homemade Foot Soak ~

Make this in bulk to store in recycled glass jars until needed. It makes a great gift idea too!

You Need:

½ cup Epsom Salt

½ cup Baking Soda

5-10 drops Essential Oil (e.g., lavender, sandalwood, rose geranium and eucalyptus are perfect and smell great)

Large Sterilized Glass Jar with Lid

Method:

  • Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight glass jar.
  • When using, use 2-3 tablespoons of foot soak to 1 gallon of water used.
  • Will last for 3-6 months if stored in a cool dry place and not the bathroom which tends to be too moist.

Author Info ~

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Credit to homesteadbound ~

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