Giving your foot some rest and indulging in some pamper is a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate over the weekend. Have you ever thought of the tiring session your feet go through each day? Whether you walk (because it is a necessity in our day to day lives) or you show off those lovely pair of stilettos (because that is a necessity when it comes to your sense of fashion), it is your pair of feet that has to put up with all the demands! So, give your feet a special treatment and let them soak in a foot spa treatment at home!
Things You Need to do Foot Spa at Home:
1. Half a bucket of warm water.
2. Any essential oil. If you cannot find essential oil, you can use Listerine mouthwash as well.
3. Nail clipper.
4. Pumice stone
5. Store-bought foot scrub (for example, FabIndia Lemon and Mint Scrub, Nature’s Essence Walnut Foot Scrub) or homemade foot scrubs (all recipes mentioned below).
How To Make Homemade Foot Scrubs:
6. Homemade foot mask.
How To Make a Regular Foot Spa at Home: Steps
- Soaking: Take some lukewarm water in a tub and add a few drops of essential oils. Soak your feet for about ten minutes.
- Nail and cuticle care: After that, take a soft towel and pat your feet dry. Make sure that you do away with any accumulated dirt under toe nails and if your toe nails have grown too big, trim it off with a toe nail clipper. Push the cuticles back if you feel that is needed.
- Exfoliation: Rub your heels and feet with pumice stone and follow up with an exfoliation session. You may use any readymade foot scrub or you may opt to prepare one at home!
- Foot mask: For added pampering of your beautiful pair of feet, prepare a foot mask which will make your feet soft and smooth. Leave it on for about ten minutes and then, wash it off.
- Nail polish: If you want to paint your nails, the time is ripe. Just go ahead and paint them in your favorite nail color! Wait till it dries off.
- Massage: Now take some rich foot cream and massage your feet. Your feet feel supple and adorable!
Homemade Foot Scrub Recipes:
Homemade Foot Mask Recipes:
How to Make Listerine and Vinegar Foot Soak For Cracked Feet:
To get rid of rough skin on the soles and lessen the appearance of cracks on the feet, try soaking your feet in a foot soak made with just two ingredients – Listerine mouth wash and vinegar. Here’s how you can make it:
Things you will need:
- 1 cup of Listerine.
- 1 cup of white vinegar.
- 2 cups of warm water.
- 1 tub or vessel big enough for both the feet to fit in.
- 1 towel.
How To Do Foot Soak:
1. Pour some Listerine into the tub.
2. Add in the vinegar.
3. Add 2 cups full of warm water.
4. Mix all the liquids together.
5. Dip in your feet and relax for 20 minutes.
6. Make sure that the foot soak covers at least an inch of your feet. It does not need to cover the entire feet since it is meant only for soles.
7. Remove your feet after 20 minutes and rub it a little harshly with the Turkish towel.
8. Voila! Your feet is free from dry and hard skin.
9. Follow it up with a deep moisturizing cream. If you wish, you can wear socks for softening the feet even more.
10. Repeat the procedure once in a month.
After 5 minutes of soaking, dry skin starts to become loose. You can feel it if you rub your feet against each other, but do have patience and soak the feet for 20 minutes and all the dry skin will come off with the Turkish towel. The cuticles can also be trimmed since they also become very soft. I also noticed that the yellow tinge on my toe nails had reduced drastically. Go ahead give this foot soak a try. You will be amazed with the results.
How To Make Foot Spa at Home: FAQs
Now that you have the steps clearly written here, you might be having some questions still fleeting across your mind regarding the homemade foot spa treatment. Here is a FAQ section, where I have tried to predict some of those queries you might be having; the questions have been put in a step-by-step manner:
- Which essential oil should I use in the foot soak?
It basically depends on your needs. If you need a soothing oil with anti-inflammatory properties to revive your feet, use peppermint oil. Lavender oil soothes and relaxes your feet while lemon oil is extremely good for revitalizing and stimulating circulation in your feet.
- Essential oils don’t suit me; what should I use as foot soak?
You may like to use a milk soak which would make your feet incredibly soft. Add some powdered milk and a few drops of almond oil to your foot bath. It is even better if you can use butter milk. In case you are looking for revitalizing recipe, use some Epsom salts. You may add a few flat pieces of stones to add to the relaxing experience.
- How should I scrub my feet?
For scrubbing your feet, you can get hold of foot scrubs which are easily available in the market. Looking for homemade recipes? You may use a fruit base, say mashed avocado or strawberry or banana; and then, add some grain-like material like sugar, ground almonds or coarse salts. As add ons, you may like to add a few drops of essential oil or honey!
- What should be my foot mask ingredients?
This too can be easily made at home! For instance, for a nourishing oatmeal foot mask recipe, you would need some ground rolled oats, flour, a spoon of honey and a few drops of almond oil. For a cool foot mask, you can use grated cucumber, sour cream and lemon juice.
- How many times should I go for foot spa?
Do it once every week for lovely and pampered pair of feet. Ideally, do it at night so that you can go off to bed after the treatment. Your feet will be able to absorb the relaxing therapy overnight and you can keep them away from dirt and dust!
So, with these few easy tips and tricks, get ready for your feet to be pampered, that too in the comfort of your home and without letting it be too heavy on the pockets!