April 16, 2011

DIY Foot Scrub

Some of you might remember my DIY brown sugar body scrub. As much as I like using this scrub myself I felt it wasn't strong enough to give the attention certain places REALLY needed, such as my feet.

I don't know anyone who doesn't have a problem with dry, callused feet especially at the end of winter and who wants to show off those toesies when it's sandal season? Many of us seek professional help, other's just walk out in sandals as is and many of us just hide them, am I right? So, I created a DIY foot scrub and it really helped!

1/2 cup Course Salt
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2/3 cup Olive oil or almond oil
Jar or two

Measure out your dry ingredients and pour them into a bowl then measure out your 2/3 cup of oil of choice and mix well. Once it's mixed and the clumps of brown sugar are de-clumped, pour into your jar over the sink so as not to make a mess everywhere, and VOILA! Your homemade foot scrub.

I suggest using this with your feet either dry or slightly damp, you can try it in the shower but it seems to dissolve too quickly to really make too much of a difference. Be sure to rinse. Make sure there are no open sores on your feet as the salt will cause the sore to burn.

With Mother's Day coming up, this would make a very nice gift for the Mom in your life, just tie some twine or a nice ribbon around and attach a lovely note and there you go!

For even softer feet, use the scrub before going to bed, rinse and pat dry. Then rub just olive oil over your feet, wrap in cellophane and then cover with a sock and go to sleep, your feet should be sooo much softer when you get up in the morning and ready for a little nail polish!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good scrub. I love walking the beach partly because it does such a good job of softening my feet. This sounds like a close substitute.