Who would say no to a relaxing foot massage at the end of a long and tiring day? At this point, all you want to do is pamper your poor feet for lugging you around all day, that too in heels. Summer heat and sweat can leave your feet tired, flaky and smelling like, well feet! Obviously then, they deserve some serious TLC and a nice scrub to do away with the dirt, sweat and get all pretty and soft.
Here are 3 DIY foot scrubs that you can treat your feet with this summer...
Aloe and honey scrub
Aloe vera and honey both work beautifully on moisturising your feet. Aloe vera soothes tired feet and camphor oil heals any rash or irritation. Bath salt helps remove the dead skin cells and give you smoother, softer feet.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
- 2-3 drops camphor essential oil
- 1 cup bath salt
Take one cup of bath salt of your choice and add one tablespoon of honey and one table spoon of aloe vera gel into it. Add a few drops of camphor essential oil and rub your feet with the mixture. Rinse and apply a foot cream.
Coffee and coconut oil scrub
If you love the smell of coffee, this is the perfect foot scrub for you. Massaging your feet with this scrub will help relieve swelling and pain, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties in coffee. It also helps improve blood circulation in your feet. Coconut oil moisturise the dry skin around the heels.
- 1 cup of grounded coffee
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons coarse sugar
Mix ground coffee and sugar in a bowl and add a tablespoon of coconut oil to make it a coarse paste. Apply it on your feet and massage gently for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off and follow up with a moisturiser.
Lavender and salt scrub
Lavender oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it excellent healer of sore feet. It also kills bacteria and thus the foul smell, and leaves your feet smelling nice and felling smooth and soft. Sea salt on the other hand exfoliates skin and removes dead and dry skin.
- 2 tablespoons lavender essential oil
- 1 cup sea salt
Mix both the ingredients and apply on the damp feet. Gently massage and leave the scrub on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse it off and pat dry. Apply some lavender oil on feet before going to bed for soft and moisturised feet.