How to make an all natural pedicure and foot scrub!
Here is a simple yet divine DIY natural pedicure and all it takes is 6 easy steps! All you need is probably already in your kitchen and bathroom. Enjoy!
Natural Pedicure in 6 Simple Steps!
Soak your feet. Fill a basin or a large bowl (that you don’t use in the kitchen!) with warm water and 1 cup of raw apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root . Soak for 15 minutes to soften up skin. Dispose of water and refill with clean warm water.
Wash. Add a few drops of liquid castille soap or any other natural liquid soap to water and submerge feet.
Exfoliate. Use a natural scrub such as the one below and thoroughly work the scrub massaging your feet in circular motion. Use a pumice stone to remove any hard skin if needed.
Trim. Using a toenail clipper cut nails. Then, using a cuticle pusher push back the cuticles, (cuting the cuticles is not recommended) lastly, file nails.
Moisturize. Dry feet and use about a teaspoon of pure coconut oil and massage into feet and calves.
Paint toenails. Use a nail polish that is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde.
Why not adding a foot scrub?
1/2 cup Epson Salts
1 tbs sea salt (finely ground)
2 tsp of freshly grated ginger root (one for soak, one for foot scrub)
1 tsp of coconut oil (or any other carrier oil like olive, almond, etc)
4 drops of pure peppermint essential oil
Add all ingredients into a small resealable container and gently mixed all ingredients together.
Why These Ingredients?
Apple cider vinegar besides working amazingly well at removing dead skin and leaving it soft, is a natural remedy for athlete’s foot, fungus, and smelly feet.
Epson Salts are wonderfully detoxing and are also used to treat painful joints and muscles.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties making it the perfect remedy for painful joints.
Peppermint essential oil is traditionally used to treat tendonitis and arthritis pain as well. It is also use in aromatherapy to invigorate the body.
Put your feet up and have a relaxing Sunday!