Now is the time of year when we are the not-so-proud wearers of dry, cracked, end of summer, flip-flop feet. We have gone barefoot, worn sandals and have probably even worn shoes without socks. Eeek! Our poor mistreated paws!
But fear not…..There are things you can do to turn your dreadful dogs around and get your toesies back on track. I have for you a quick foot scrub that will give you a start on the turnaround and reward your feet with the dignity they deserve.
There are fancy foot scrub recipes galore if you should ever be inclined to search for one. Just for starters, Pinterest has so many recipes that I never did get to the bottom of the page before deciding on this simple recipe. Don’t get me wrong, they all sound wonderful. I mean, zingy lemonade or a pina colada for your feet sounds like it might be worth trying! But when you don’t want to hunt for ingredients and just want to exfoliate and add a little softness to those lizard feet there are only 2 ingredients you really need for a successful foot scrub.
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Foot scrub recipe:
Oil: coconut oil, olive, avocado…. actually, whatever you have in the cooking oil department will do
- Grit: granulated sugar, brown sugar, sea salt, plain salt….again, use what you have
I used one part oil to 2 parts grit. So make a little, or make a lot. Mix them together and you have foot scrub!
My favorite way to use it is to just sit on the edge of the tub. You’ll want to soak them in some hot water first to get some moisture into the skin. Then just dig in and start rubbing it into your feet.
The grit helps to gently exfoliate dead skin, which will make your feet feel softer on its own. The finer the grit (granulated white sugar) the more gentle it will be. Use the coarse stuff to really get the job done.
The oil can now penetrate more easily and lock in some of the moisture. I like coconut oil because it is also antibacterial, but olive oil is really good for your skin too.
You will be surprised at how much better your feet will feel just after one time!
Word of caution!
Whether you do this in the shower or tub or whatever, be sure you have some traction in your tub! It gets pretty slippery when with all the oil on your feet and in the tub!
After you give this a try, you might want to try adding some of the ingredients with extra zing, or special healing benefits. Give it a try for yourself and make some nice gifts while you’re at it. If you do experiment or try one of the recipes, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Happy feet to you!