If you don’t love your feet, you should. Think about what the poor critters have to put up with every day. You put all your weight on them as you walk around doing your daily chores. You pound them hard against concrete walks as you jog.
You squeeze them so tight in your shoes that if they were cats they would howl. They just keep holding you up and carrying you from place to place. The least you can do is provide them with a couple of good homemade foot scrubs to show your appreciation.
So what are good homemade scrubs?
In my opinion, good foot scrubs are those that exfoliate my feet with gentle loving care with emphasis on gentle. The goal is to remove the dead skin cells from my feet, not the living ones. I use one of two homemade foot scrubs and my feet tell me they love them both. One is made with Dead Sea salt and the other is made with ground oats. I also use a pumice stone for any areas on my feet that are beginning to form a callus.
My homemade foot scrubs
Dead Sea salt foot scrub
- ½ cup Dead Sea salt
- ½ cup jojoba oil
- ½ teaspoon frankincense essential oil (During the summer I substitute peppermint essential oil)
Stir the frankincense essential oil to the jojoba oil to mix the two oils well. Add oil blend to the Dead Sea salt and mix.
- ¾ cup dry oatmeal ground fine – I give raw oats a swirl or two in my blender to achieve sand like texture.
- ½ cup jojoba oil
- ½ teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
Stir the eucalyptus oil into the jojoba oil. Add oil blend to the oats and mix well.
How I use my homemade foot scrubs
- Foot scrub day always begins with a foot soak. I heat a pan of water to where it’s just tolerably hot and pour it in the basin I use for my feet. I soak my feet for about 10 minutes in the hot water.
- After soaking, I rub each precious foot with one or the other of my homemade foot scrubs.
- Each foot is then inspected for calluses. If I see one forming, I use the pumice stone to remove it. I don’t have to use the pumice stone often because I take really good care of my feet.
- After the exfoliation, I soak my feet for an additional 10 minutes so they can enjoy the benefits of the oils.
- Each foot is then thoroughly dried. I take special care to dry between each toe where I know foot fungus likes to grow.
I think we should have an international foot recognition day. A time when we recognize our feet and the work they do for us every day. It should be a time when homemade foot scrubs are being created across the globe and foot spa parties abound. Some people may think I have a foot fetish, but that wouldn’t be true. I just recognize a good thing when I have it.
Now go have fun and relax.
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