Homemade Foot Scrub And Soaks : A lot of women fall flat on self-pampering in the process of having to multitask between commitments from career, home and family. In such case, going for regular pedicures is hardly a consideration, the little free time gotten is always credited to quick naps. Plus, pedicures can be rather time consuming and costly, which explains why most of us opt for commercial versions of simple foot scrubs sold in beauty stores instead.
But here is a better deal. Not only do you get to indulge in the fun of creating a homemade pedicure, but also at the same time optimize its benefits by customizing the ingredients used in it according to skin types. Nevertheless, it saves time and is cheaper than your commercial foot scrubs or free at all! We present to you the deal of a lifetime, 12 easiest homemade foot scrub and soaks.
12 DIY Easy Homemade Foot Scrub And Soaks
1. Listerine + Warm water
This is the best foot soak hands down! It is also a great remedy for heel fissures. My mom, who has severe heel cracks, has been keeping up with this soak, and it does wonders to her feet. All you need is a basin filled up halfway through with warm water. Into the basin goes three caps full of Listerine. Soak your feet in this solution for not more than 25 minutes. It removes dirt and dead cells from your skin, thus giving it a renewed look.
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2. Tea tree + Mint
This is a simple yet refreshing foot exfoliator. Grab a handful of sea salt, and throw it into a bowl. Into the bowl, add about two tablespoons of olive oil and few drops of tea tree and peppermint oil each. Mix these ingredients well and scrub it on your feet. In the case of a cracked heel, a slight sting might be noticed upon scrubbing, don’t freak out. It’s the work of the salt and tea tree oil, which are responsible for killing any bacteria found on skin.
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3. Salt + Baking soda
You can use this remedy as both scrub and soak. For the soak, add equal parts of baking soda and salt into a basin of warm water. You may also add some rose water for scent and moisture. To make the scrub, take a handful of salt and add three tablespoons of baking soda. Add in some olive oil until a paste-like texture is formed. Later scrub this all over your feet.
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4. Brown sugar + Olive oil
This homemade foot scrub is so easy that you can use it just before a shower. Mix together a tablespoon of each olive oil, brown sugar and also baking soda. You may use it on your feet, knees and elbow too. Brown sugar exfoliates, olive oil nourishes your skin, while baking soda removes dirt and whitens skin, making it the perfect foot scrub recipe for all types of skin.
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5. Lemon juice + Powdered tea
It is an antioxidant citrus foot soak combo that nourishes the skin and promotes good blood circulation beneath your toe nails. All that you have to do is prepare a basin of warm water and squeeze out the juice of half a lemon. Then add half a cup of powdered tea and soak your feet in this solution for 20-25 minutes. You can also place some slices of lemon or orange in the soak.
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6. Rosemary + Rose petals + Sugar
To prepare this foot scrub, you need to pound together some rosemary and rose petals (don’t overdo it, you want the texture to be rough for scrubbing). Mix the pounded ingredients with half cup of sugar and add in some sesame oil until a rough paste is formed. Rub this on your feet and massage gently for about 2-3 minutes. Once done massaging, let the paste stay on until it dries and you may rinse off with warm water afterwards. You can also use this scrub on your face.
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7. Camphor oil + Honey
Prepare a basin of hot water ( the temperature should be just nice for a soak). Into the basin goes a cup of honey, 1 cup of Epsom salt and four drops of camphor oil. Mix it using your hand until the ingredients are well combined. Then soak your feet in this mixture for 20 minutes. Dry your feet with a towel and apply lotion. You may alternatively use the Epsom salt combined with camphor oil alone as a diy foot scrub.
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8. Yogurt + Crushed pineapple
Throw half cup of chopped pineapple in the food processor and blend it for about 5 seconds. Make sure that the pineapple is crushed into tiny chunks. Prepare in a bowl a tablespoon of yogurt and half cup of sugar. Add in crushed pineapple and mix the ingredients well. Later, scrub this on your feet. We can assure you that this yummy homemade foot scrub will appear beyond yummy and do justice for clean and nourished feet.
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9. Coconut + Salt
For this scrub, make sure to use pure coconut oil. Mix half a cup of salt, three tablespoons of coconut oil and few drops of any essential oils of your favorite. Scrub this all over your feet and wash off with lukewarm water after that. It is also great for healing dry, severely cracked feet. The best part about this scrub is that you can store it in a jar for up to three months (that should save you some time)!
10. Strawberry + Sugar
This scrub uses ingredients fit enough to prep a homemade strawberry jam, but don’t hesitate, the results will be worth the strawberries you sacrificed. You will need three strawberries, half cup of sugar and a tablespoon of olive oi(no, you don’t need gelatin). Gently massage this onto your feet for about 2-3 minutes and let it stay on until it dries. You may wash with warm water afterwards. This will also whiten skin to some extent, thus can be used on the face too.
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11. Lavender + Salt Scrub
Owing to its relaxing scent, this scrub will also serve as a soothing aromatherapy on a side note. To make this scrub, you need to mix together two tablespoons of lavender buds, one cup of Epsom salt, half a teaspoon of lavender oil and half a cup of grapeseed oil. Once the ingredients are mixed well, massage it gently on your damp feet and leave it on for about 10 minutes before you it rinse off. Moisturize your feet as usual afterwards.
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12. Vinegar Foot Soak
Last but not least, we have the famous, traditional, vinegar soak. From relieving tired feet, to curing athlete’s foot and eliminating odor, vinegar soak do wonders to your feet. Simple add a cup of white vinegar to a basin of warm water and soak your feet in it. The smell may appear strong at first upon soaking, but the odor should fade one you rinse off your feet. You may follow up with an essential oil massage later on.
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Bonus Infographic – Essential Steps For Healthier Feet
These are some of the greatest and easiest homemade foot scrub and soaks that we know. Always remember to moisturize your feet after a scrub or soak. Should there be a query and feedback, do comment below. Thank you!