I have a series of DIY home spa treats specially for feet. I am willing to post few of them in each up-coming DIY for health and wellbeing posts. There is of course the easy - fast way or the effective way which might take more time and ingredients. So lets start with the easy way that you might want to use it for yourself or as a romantic treat for your sweetheart on a cozy home eve, I personally recommend it. And I would also add it to my Alternative Gifts category list that I post each week.
To soothe and refresh the dry and tired feet.
1 tea tree oil,
5 Epsom salt and sea salt.
Take 2 cups of Epsom and sea salt, 1 cup of baking soda in a tub and add luke warm water. Mix the mixture thoroughly and then add a quarter ounce of tea tree and lavender oil and about 40 drops of peppermint oil. Put your feet in the mixture and five them a rest for 20-30 minutes. After taking out the feet, soak them dry and put them in a clean pair of socks. Your feet will be fresh, alive and refreshed.
To take the dead skin right off
1 Shaving cream
Put shaving cream on your feet. In a bucket or sink, combine equal parts warm water and Listerine. Soak a small hand towel in the solution of water and Listerine. While the shaving cream is still on your feet wrap the wet hand towel around your feet and let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, use the towel to rub your feet. Some of the calloused and discolored skin will rub off. Apply a healthy amount of lotion to your feet. After your foot bath, is it a good idea to spend at least 5 minutes drying your feet. You want to make sure you do not put your socks and shoes on with your feet still wet or damp (this can cause bacteria growth and infection). Use a towel to pat your feet dry and be sure to get in between the toes. Also, give your feet a break from sandals (don't wear them every day) and apply lotion to your heels nightly to reduce cracking.
You can only use this method once a week or your feet will become very sore. I tired this giving a home spa treat to my guy and It really worked like magic, this technique literally takes off a layer of skin each time you do it.
To be continued*
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