Homemade Foot Scrubs and DIY Foot Soaks

 

Monsoons demand you give special attention to your feet. After all, with all the sludge and mud and dirty water your feet face in this season, they’re sure to suffer. Going for a pedicure every week will turn cumbersome after a while. To help all you ladies (and even men) solve your foot woes, I am here with a DIY foot scrub and foot soak info-share.

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For those who are still of the opinion that no one really observes your feet and merely washing them once you are back home after office or a day out will suffice, let me tell you something… Your feet define how well groomed you are. You may dress to the T but if your nail polish is chipped or feet aren’t well taken care of, its going to be a big turn off. Hence its super important to not only choose fab footwear but also have gorgeous feet to slip them on.

These homemade foot scrubs and soaks are, as always, very easy to make from ingredients readily available in your pantry. So here you go:

Foot Scrub 1:

Raid the pantry for:

  • 1/2 cup baby oil or olive oil (I prefer using Johnsons’)
  • 1 cup sugar

Do what:

  • Mix the two together and massage it gently on your feet.
  • Best used when going for a bath.
  • This homemade foot scrub works wonders on cracked heels if used regularly. Massage well to remove all the dead skin.
  • You can store it for a couple of days after which the sugar will dissolve and it will no longer be a scrub.

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Foot Scrub 2:

Another adaptation of the previous scrub

Raid the pantry for:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Do what:

  • Mix them well and use as an exfoliator for your feet. You may apply it on your elbows and knees too.
  • Scrub your feet with a foot scrub right before applying this for better results.

Foot Scrub 3:

Raid the pantry for:

  • 1 cup coarse sea salt or epsom salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 drops lime essential oil
  • yellow color (optional)

Do what:

  • Mix all these together and store it in an airtight jar.
  • You can mix it will some baby oil right before use and scrub it on your feet.
  • This also doubles up as a foot soak. Add this to luke warm water and soak your tired feet in it for ultimate relaxation.

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Foot Scrub 4:

Raid the pantry for:

  • 2 tbsp oatmeal (Grind Quaker oats to fine paste)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar (preferably brown)
  • 1 tsp olive oil or baby oil

Do what:

  • Mix them together to form a paste.
  • You may comibne this scrub with any of the scrubs mentioned above for great results.
  • First scrub your feet with the sugar scrub and then massage this paste gently on your feet to smoothen the rough patches and enjoy your baby soft feet.

Foot Soak 1:

Foot soaks are great if you want to rest your feet and then just file them with a foot scraper.

Raid the pantry for:

  • 2 limes or 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 3 tbsp ground ginger
  • A tub or bucket of warm water

Do what:

  • I prefer hot water for my foot soak. You may use warm or hot water as per convenience.
  • Add all the ingredients to the water and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wipe your feet and using a foot file, remove all the dead skin. You may also use one of the above mentioned scrubs for exfoliation.

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Foot Soak 2:

Raid the pantry for:

1 litre water

1 cup mouthwash

1 cup vinegar

Do what:

Mix them all together in a shallow container to soak only your feet.

Soak for 15-20 minutes. Wipe them and remove dead skin with a foot file.

A few points to remember:

  • Just like your skin and body, pamper your feet at least once a week.
  • Try and apply a thick coat of moisturizer every night after cleaning your feet. This keeps the skin supple and glowing.
  • After using every homemade scrub or soak, moisturize your feet without fail.
  • Another handy tip – Some of these DIY foot scrubs can be used for gifting too. Store them in nice jars and tie it with a bow and gift to your loved ones. I’m sure they will treasure it.

Image Credit: liveacolourfullife, joyfulfollies.

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