It’s always fun to go out and pamper yourself, and you should, every women deserves to. But during that in between time you can do your own Pedi for yourself at home. I want to show you what you need to create your own DIY Pedicure at home that will leave you feeling oh so pampered. Once your done you’ll be ready to slide those lil tootsies into some hot spring sandals.
1. DIY Foot Soak: First start out by choosing one of these foot soak recipes to start melting away the stress and relieve those sore feet.
Lavender Herbal Foot Soak Recipe:
- 5 liters of water
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1/4 cup of sea salt or Epsom salt
- Boil water and cool down a bit
- Add lavender oil and salt
- Immerese your feet
Lavender is not only used in relaxing bubble baths and foot massage, it is a wonderful ingredients for your feet. It smells good and provides relaxation your feet need.
You could also try sandlewood or Ylang Ylang oils, they also have a soothing effect.
Peppermint Foot Soak Recipe:
- Water enough to cover your feet and reach your ankles
- 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil and 1 drop of lemon essential oil (these two are optional but aid the invigorating sensation of this recipe
- Boil water and let it cool down a bit.
- Add the oils and keep the feet in as long as you like
2. DIY Foot Scrub: Now it’s time to choose a recipe to exfoliate away all those dead skin cells and leave your feet feeling soft.
Brown Sugar Foot Scrub Recipe:
Try a brown sugar foot scrub and use the leftovers on rough knees or elbows. Use your blender to grind 2 tablespoons uncooked oatmeal into a fine powder. Pour into a small bowl and add 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon each of honey and lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Blend into a paste and then massage into your feet, taking care not to slip on the oil. Rub well into your heels to smooth any rough patches and then rinse with warm water.
Sea Salt Foot Scrub Recipe:
Rub a sea salt scrub only on your feet or make enough to polish your whole body. Combine 1 cup sea salt or table salt, 1/4 cup uncooked cornmeal and 1/4 cup baby oil, olive oil or sweet almond oil. Wash your feet and then gently rub on the mixture and rinse with cool water.
Sensitive Skin Foot Scrub Recipe:
Soothe sensitive skin with an oatmeal and aloe vera foot scrub. Grind 1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal in a blender so it’s very fine. Pour it into a bowl with 1/4 cup uncooked cornmeal, 1/4 cup sea salt or kosher salt, 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel and 1/4 cup of your favorite lotion. Mix the ingredients to form a paste. Massage into your feet, paying extra attention to your heels. Rinse off with warm water.
3. DIY Foot Cream: Now it’s time to moisturize!
Peppermint or Lavender Foot Cream Recipe
4oz. unrefined cocoa butter
16oz. unrefined shea butter
8oz. fractionated coconut oil
3oz. Japanese peppermint essential oil or Lavender essential oil
2oz. tea tree oil
.02oz. Liquipar Preservative (optional)
Directions: You’ll want to weigh all of your ingredients using an accurate scale. Melt the cocoa butter and shea butter together in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Once melted, stir in your fractionated coconut oil, peppermint essential oil – I use triple distilled Japanese peppermint oil because it has more of a peppermint candy smell than a medicinal smell, tea tree oil, and liquipar if using a preservative. Mix well with a spoon, then pour into your final containers. Screw on the lid and set in the fridge to cool until hardened.
4. Polish: Now it’s time to add some color! The hot nail color shades for Spring 2012 are Pastel Polish.