There are days when you stare down at your feet, notice the calluses and groan at the thought of having to go to a pedicurist but still wish to do something to your feet without leaving your home.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t see a pedicurist often—please do—what I’m saying is that there are days when you’re too tired to leave your house, or when you’re too broke to get a professional to pamper your feet. When those days come, it’s important to have your homemade foot scrub at hand, so your feet can get all the pampering with ingredients you can readily get at home and at a price that won’t break the bank.
What You Will Need
- A container with a tight lid to store your scrub in
- An exfoliant. This can be either Epsom salt, sea salt, white sugar, brown sugar or coffee grounds
- An oil to moisturize. Now this can be either be almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil or canola oil
- An essential oil. If you’re someone who loves your scrub smelling nice, you can add some essential oil to it. This can be anything from peppermint to lavender to vanilla to citrus, eucalyptus, to mint, to lemon or rosemary.
- A big mixing bowl
How to make your Foot Scrub
- In your mixing bowl, add a cup of your preferred exfoliant. If you want to soothe tired muscles, reduce inflammation and get rid of dead skin cells, then use a cup of Epsom salt. Probably you want to get rid of dead skin cells or/and rid your skin of toxins, then choose sea salt. And if your skin is tender and sensitive, then sugar is your best choice.
- Next, add a quarter of a cup of oil, making sure to stir the oil into the mix slowly until you get a wet and grainy consistency. Olive and coconut oil are extra moisturizing and easily found in the house while almond oil helps aid in the quick removal of dead skin cells. However, if you’re allergic to nuts, then almond is not the right choice for you.
- Add in a couple of drops of essential oil for fragrance. However, please note that some oils work better with others. Peppermint is best paired with sugar and olive oil, but if you’re pregnant, it’s best to stay away from its smell is pretty strong. Lavender and vanilla also work best with a sugar-based scrub, while lemon and rosemary work best with a salt-based scrub. Citrus and mint meanwhile, go well with coconut oil.
- Now stir the whole mixture, using a spoon, until it’s wet and grainy
- Transfer your freshly made scrub into your container and close tightly with the lid so it doesn’t dry out
And just like that, you have your very own, homemade scrub, ready to be used in a jiffy to give you soft and smooth feet.
Of course, on the days when you’re ready to see a professional but still don’t want to leave the house, you can always visit Gatekrasher to choose from our unending list of verified pedicurists, ready to give your feet the pampering they deserve and at a price, you can afford.