So yesterday I talked about the importance of giving your feet a little extra TLC, especially after moving or doing other activities that keep you on your feet all day (teachers, I'm talking to you!). In that blog, I extolled the virtues of my Honey Eucalyptus Foot Soak, a perfect way to sooth and refresh your tootsies. Today I offer you another such treat in the form of a foot scrub. Like my foot soak that can be turned into a full-on bath, this foot scrub can also be used as a regular body scrub, but it is especially nice on the soles of your feet. The rough texture of the sea salt smooths away dead skin while the lavender is a natural relaxant and anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.
I use less olive oil in this recipe than I would in a body scrub because you want more grit than moisture for a foot scrub. Since the soles of your feet are tougher than the rest of your skin, the extra grit offers more exfoliation. If you want to use this as a body scrub, just add another 1/4 cup olive oil to soften it. Ready for the big kicker? You can also use this as a foot soak! So why not double the recipe and use half to soak your feet and the other to scrub them clean?
1 cup sea salt
1/4 cup olive oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
2 tablespoons dried lavender buds (optional)
Combine ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a mason jar to store. To use, wash feet thoroughly. Generously apply the scrub to feet and work it across your skin with your hands, spending more time on rougher areas. Rinse when complete and moisturize feet. Makes about 1 cup. Enjoy!
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