Don’t cover your eyes, I am going to show you my dry, wintered, and cracked feet. It is really embarrassing but this is the true me. There is no way I’m going to have time to get a professional pedicure with the busy holiday schedule ahead. So it’s time I take my feet into my own hands…
Here are the before pictures. Notice the cracked skin and chipped toenail polish. Ewww!!!
I love the smell of peppermint so that is going to be my key ingredient. Peppermint oil is one of the most stimulating of all oils. It reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and mental exhaustion. It will also give you a boost of much needed energy. Additionally, grape seed oil helps repair and tighten the skin and reduces the aging process. Here is a simple recipe for a peppermint sugar foot scrub.
In a medium bowl add sugar and grape seed oil.
Add in your peppermint oil and mix well.
Now it’s time for the fun part. Cut a lemon or lime in half to apply sugar scrub (if your skin is too cracked just use your hands). Then get a bowl of warm water and some soft dry towels. Apply the sugar scrub to the lemon and scrub away.
When you’ve done enough scrubbing, rinse your feet well and dry them with a warm towel. Apply your favorite lotion…and voila! Brand new feet.
After (toenail polish: ‘Penny Talk’ by Essie)
(As you can see, I had a little helper today. This is also a great activity for your children during the holiday break)
My feet feel amazing. The sugar scrub was so simple to make and a lot cheaper than paying someone else for a pedicure and a babysitter. The best part about this sugar scrub is that I had left overs to use as homemade Christmas gifts for my girlfriends. Just spoon the scrub into dry, clean jars and add a ribbon.
What sugar scrub recipes do you love for your dry winter feet?
For more ideas on how to use essential oils and other “natural” remedies, check out this fantastic post: