Thursday, May 10, 2012

Frugal Beauty: Thrifty Foot Scrub & Soak Recipes!

It doesn't have to cost an arm & a leg to get pampered! Here is a thrifty and frugal treat for your feet! You will love it!

Step 1:

What you'll need:

  • Organic sugar (brown sugar would also work)
  • Olive Oil
  • Essential Oil (optional)
Make a wonderful foot scrub. Just combine equal parts of organic sugar, and olive oil, in a glass bowl.  Stir together until you get the right consistency, like a paste. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil  (Lavender Oil is my favorite).

Step 2:

Grab a plastic tub large enough to soak both of your feet at the same time and fill it with warm water. I found the tub pictured above at Dollar General for under $3, it's actually a dish tub and it works perfect for this purpose!

Some optional things that you can add to your foot soak...

  • Add 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
  • Add several drops of your favorite essential oils.
  • Pretty flower petals from your garden
Now, just sit in a comfortable low chair and soak your feet for at least 10 minutes. Dry your feet with a thick, fluffy towel, then place the towel on the floor under your feet. Dip your fingers into the foot scrub mixture and take a small scoop, just enough to rub a small section. Working on small areas, give yourself a thorough foot massage with the mixture. Be sure to concentrate on your heels and other rough spots.

If you have extra time to spare, then you could even wrap your feet in plastic wrap, and tuck them into the towel. Your own body temperature will allow the oil to soak in even further.

After you have rubbed both feet, rinse your feet in the plastic tub and pat dry.

Step 3:

Now, is the perfect time to apply a heavy lotion and some fuzzy socks to help to retain the smoothness!

{Another option: You can continue on with an At Home Pedicure. So that you have pretty toesies too!}

I hope that you enjoy this! I spent some time today pampering myself, and it feels great!

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