And honestly, it would be a serious struggle to find someone who didn’t want to soak their feet in hot water and follow that up with a gentle foot scrub and massage, even if you have to do it yourself. It's a great way to unwind after a long week at work on that one Friday night you decide to stay in and chill, or after a hectic weekend with the kids, one evening while watching your favourite TV show.
Top 5 of Homemade Foot Scrub Recipes You Must Try
- Honey and Lemon
Fill a giant bucket or bowl with hot water and add to it ½ cup of honey to moisturise, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar for its antibacterial goodness and lemon, because it smells nice and gets rid of dead skin. Pick up your favourite book and sink in!
- Brown Sugar
Soak your feet in some hot water and have this scrub handy for after you’re done soaking. All you need is a bowl and in that mix together 1 tablespoon each of brown sugar, baking soda and olive oil. You can even use this foot scrub on other parts of your body like your elbows or knees. It’s really that simple.
- Camphor, Eucalyptus, Honey
This is another easy one to make but the ingredients are a long list, so here goes:
8 cups hot water
1 cup honey
2 cups Epsom salt
6 drops eucalyptus oil
4 drops camphor oil
Blend all of the above and pour it into a foot bath and then just chill while your feet soak in all that goodness. When you’re done, towel dry, moisturise and put on some socks to keep that heat in. This scrub will infuse essential oils and heat into your feet helping them heal and exfoliate without you having to do any scrubbing at all.
- Coconut Salt Scrub
Mix course rock salt with coconut oil and vitamin E oil and put it in a jar and you’re done! This is the best scrub to use to exfoliate and to moisturise. Nothing comes close to the moisturising properties of coconut oil and Vitamin E oil helps regenerate your skin so you’re onto a winner here. Just remember you need 1 cup salt and ¼ cup of Coconut oil and ¼ cup Vitamin E oil for the perfect balance.
- Milk Scrub
Take a foot bath or bucket and pour 1 cup of milk and 4 cups of warm water in there and soak your feet. Make a paste with ½ cup baby oil and 4 tablespoons or salt or sugar and scrub your feet, specially your heels with the paste. This foot scrub is meant to soothe those cracked heels. Finish off the glorious feet scrub with a pumice stone to do the hard work and then pat your feet dry and pop on dollops of your favourite moisturizer, Olay Moisturizing Lotion onto your heels. Then put on a pair of socks and flop in front of the TV for a few hours.