It’s well into May and soon the school kids will be eyes deep in their end of year exams. As soon as this happens it seems we get the best weather possible. Poor things…exams and missing the good weather!
For me, it means it is time to get rid of the winter boots and expose my poor weary and hardworking feet to the sunlight. To tell the truth they could do with some TLC.
This recipe is fantastic for taking those tired, flaky, cracked and slightly smelly toes and turning them into catwalk worthy tootsies!
You won’t need anything too complicated to make this; everything you need is probably already in your own kitchen.
This recipe is enough to make 400g of foot scrub which is perfect for a small jam jar or plastic tub.
200g Coarse sea Salt
150g fine sea salt (or Epsom Salt if you prefer)
30g Coconut Oil
20g Almond oil (or Grapeseed, Rice Bran, Avocado, Wheatgerm oils)
10 drops Lemongrass EO
10 drops Tea Tree EO
10 drops Lime EO
Weigh out all your ingredients and arrange them in a handy place.
Place your coarse sea salt into a mixing bowl
Add your fine sea salt (or Epsom salt)
Melt your Coconut Oil in a microwave or double boiler
Pour the coconut oil into the salt mixture
Mix well. Make sure you mix well each time you add something
Pour in your almond (or other) oil and mix well
Add your essential oil and stir well
This mixture should be left for a few hours to solidify a little. You can put it in the fridge to speed it up. This means that the oil will coat the grains of salt much better and the oil will not be in a slick at the bottom of the jar. Give it a final mix and pop it in a jar or plastic container.
Of course, you can use any essential oils you want and you can experiment with your liquid oil portion. I have chosen almond oil as it sinks into the skin really easily. You can use whichever oils you like. You could melt some cocoa butter into the mixture instead of a small part of your coconut oil.
You could even add some lemon or lime peel to make it a bit more colourful but I wouldn’t recommend this if you are going to store it for a long time.
To use, just take a small tablespoon sized portion into your hand and scrub your wet foot with it. It’s best to do this over a basin or bath. Scrub until your foot feels tingly and refreshed and then rinse off with some warm water. Your foot will still be oily at this point. Pat your foot dry with a clean towel and let the oil sink in. Think of it as a lotion for the feet. The oil will absorb directly into the skin and begin softening the hard bits and it will make your skin feel gorgeous.
Wasn’t that easy? A simple recipe using simple, easy to find ingredients. So very effective at pampering tired and neglected feet.
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