People don’t realize it, but feet are some of the most abused parts of their bodies. They bear the body’s weight, try to fit in ill-fitting shoes, and yet people forget to pamper them as they deserve. Often, if women don’t have the time to relax in spa chairs, they forgo a pedicure altogether. At Pedi Source, we encourage our people to take care of their feet even when they don’t have time for the salon.
You don’t need to purchase expensive pedicure kits or a variety of creams and scrubs either. Here are some natural ingredients that will help you take care of your feet. Some of them can even be found in your kitchen.
For Soaking your Feet
There are several recipes available for soaking your feet. Soaking is an important part of a pedicure and will help you clean them, remove dead skin, and ensure all the dirt and germs that tend to gather on your feet are extinguished. These ingredients can help:
· Lime and Mint – You can make this easily by mixing two cups of Epsom salts with about ½ a cup of baking soda. Mix in some lime zest, peppermint essential oil, and lime essential oil. After that, it’s only a matter of adding a spoonful of this mixture to a tub of hot water and soak your feet in it.
· Camphor and Honey – In a bowl of hot water, add 1 cup of honey, 2 cups of Epsom salt, 6 drops of eucalyptus oil, 2 teaspoons of camphor gel or powder, and some almond oil. Soak your feet in that mixture.
· Honey and Lemon – In a bowl of hot water, add a cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, specifically apple cider vinegar, and a sliced lemon before soaking your feet in it.
These are some of the most popular foot relaxing remedies. You can also use warm water, Epsom salt, and olive oil for soft, relaxed feet.
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Cleaning and Exfoliating
After soaking, it’s time to clean the feet. For this, you’ll need a pumice stone that would take care of calluses and hard heels. Here are some scrubs you can use for your DIY pedicure.
· Peppermint Foot Scrub – You’ll need about 1 or 2 cups of coarse sugar or Epsom salt. Add about ½ a cup of coconut oil followed by 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. After you soak your feet, you can use this mixture to scrub your feet gently.
· Coconut Oil and Salt – This is easy to put together. Add about 1 cup of oil to 2 cups of coarse sea salt or sugar. You can also add vitamin E, but that’s not necessary. Use it like any other scrub.
· Salt and Peppermint – This one is easy to do. Use 2 tablespoons of sea salt, as coarse as you can find, add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to it. After that, you can add either 2 drops of peppermint essential oils or chop up some mint and add it to the mixture. Use as you would a normal scrub.
All the soaking and exfoliating will dry your feet. To get the best results, you need to moisturize them thoroughly. After you’ve cleaned and dried your feet, apply a generous layer of moisturizer.
· Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is a very intense moisturizer, which makes it ideal for winters. All you need to do is mix about ¾ cups of coconut oil with a ½ cup of shea butter and about 10 drops of lavender essential oils. This combination would moisturize and relax your feet.
· Honey Cream – For this heel moisturizing cream, you need about a cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of milk, preferably full cream milk, and juice of a whole orange. Rub the mixture in until it seeps into the skin and washes it off after a while.
· Olive Oil and Strawberries – This easy-to-make moisturizer will help your feet smell like strawberries. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 mashed strawberries to get the best results.
You can use any combination of these ingredients for your at-home pedicure. There’s no need to buy expensive foot creams and scrubs.
If you have any questions about manicure and pedicure, pedicure chairs, and equipment, you’re free to contact us at Pedi Source. Just give us a call at 1855 429 PEDI. You can also email one of these two email addresses with your questions and contact details: info@Pedisource and James@Pedisource.