Our feet are one of the most used parts of our body as we use them for walking, standing, running, jumping and other forms of movement. The wear and tear that we do to our feet can take its toll on them, leaving them tired, dry, and cracked especially at the heels. The least that we can do for them is to pamper them every once in a while and what better way to do this than giving them a foot spa?
You don’t really have to spend a lot just to get a foot spa because you can do this at home using some simple ingredients. If you want to give your feet a nice treat after a long day at work, you might want to try these foot spa recipes.
- Exfoliating foot paste. One way to care for your feet is to create an exfoliating paste to remove dead skin cells and calluses. To make this, place a quarter cup of hazelnuts or even almonds in a coffee grinder or grinder and grind until they are coarsely grounded. Mix this three tablespoons of cocoa butter, two tablespoons of honey, and a quarter cup of dry oatmeal. Once you have made a paste, apply it on your feet then cover with thick socks and leave overnight. Rinse your feet the next day.
- Listerine and vinegar. Listerine is not just for your oral care but it can also be used to help rejuvenate tired feet. Most Listerine foot baths simply use Listerine to remove dead skin cells from the feet but if you are looking for a stronger soak, try to combine Listerine with vinegar. To create the foot soak, combine one part vinegar and one part amber or gold Listerine with two parts water. Soak your feet for 10 minutes and use a foot scraper to remove any dead skin that clings to the soles of your feet and your heels. The vinegar acts like an exfoliant as well so you won’t need heavy scraping just to get rid of dead skin cells.
- Soothing ointment. Sometimes your feet need something to help alleviate the tired feeling and one solution to this is to create a soothing ointment. You will need one tablespoon of olive oil, one teaspoon of aloe vera, one teaspoon of wheat germ oil and a combination of 20 drops each of peppermint oil and eucalyptus essential oil. After you have mixed all the ingredients together you can apply it directly on your feet or add them in a tub of warm water to soak your feet.
- Epsom salt. Another remedy for tired feet is to use Epsom salt. Just fill a tub with warm water and add some Epsom salt then soak your feet in it for a few minutes. This will help soothe tired and aching feet fairly quickly.
- Apple cider vinegar. When it comes to home spa remedies for your feet, you shouldn’t forget to add apple cider vinegar in your list. What’s great about apple cider vinegar is that, aside from exfoliating your feet, it can also help strengthen your nails by killing off any bacteria that may be clinging to your nail beds.
These are just a few examples of foot spa remedies that you can do when you want to pamper yourself after a long and tiring day. A few minutes of soaking your feet can do wonders and it will help maintain smooth skin which can minimize cracks and peels. And the best part is that you don’t have to pay more than is necessary just to give your feet that royal treatment.