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DIY Skincare - Make Your Own, Foot Care

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Foot Spray

Making your own aromatherapy foot spray is so easy. This recipe is natural, deodorising and refreshing.

Lavender and Cypress essential oils have antimicrobial properties that keep odour at bay. Witch Hazel makes your feet feel fresh and tingly as it’s a great astringent.

Ingredients

  • 10 drops Cypress Essential Oil
  • 120ml Witch Hazel (distilled)
  • 30 drops Lavender essential oil

Add the ingredients into a spray bottle (I bought mine in Superdrug for €2) Shake vigorously to disperse the oils.

Spray on your feet morning and evening.

This recipe is definitely one of my favourites. You could also decorate the bottle and give it to your boyfriend as a subtle hint :)

Foot Care, Tutorials

How to do your own Pedicure

As part of my resolution to relax more, today I am giving myself a DIY Pedicure.I am very impatient when it comes to waiting for polish to dry. Very often I can’t sit long enough and I end up ruining it before it has set. To combat this I like to light some candles and have a cup of tea whilst my polish dries.

What you need:

  • Basin of warm water with a few drops of essential oil
  • Towel
  • Nail polish remover
  • Nail buffing block
  • Foam toe separators
  • Cotton Wool Pads
  • Nail File
  • Orangewood Stick / Cuticle Pusher
  • Nailbrush
  • Exfolianting scrub
  • Cuticle removing cream/oil
  • Foot cream
  • Tweezers
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • Nail polish

Steps

  • Soak your feet in warm water with essential oil for about 3 minutes. I like using Lavender Oil for relaxation or Peppermint Oil if you fancy tingly fresh feet.
  • Remove feet and rub some exfoliating scrub (or sea salt) to your feet and scrub away dead skin. Rinse feet thoroughly
  • Use a nailbrush to clean under nails and pat dry your feet.
  • Take an orange stick while your cuticles are soft and gently push them back.
  • Take the nail file and file your nails into the shape you like. Remember to file in one direction, not back and forth, working from the side of the nail to middle of nail tip and down to the other side.
  • Apply Foot cream to your exfoliated feet. Take the soft towel and rub off any excess cream from the toenails before you apply polish.
  • Pluck any hairs.
  • Put foam toe separators on your feet.
  • Apply base coat, two coats of colour and then topcoat. Wait at least 2-3 minutes between coats.

Hello beautifully groomed feet! Best of all, there are no salon bills.

Foot Care, General, Skin Care

Smooth Feet

I mentioned Avon Pedi Peel by Foot Works in a recent video and thought it deserved a blog mention.

For me, having smooth feet is one of the nicest feelings in the world. I have spent so much money on foot products over the years. For a while I was using the Ped-Egg. Although I got great results I noticed that the skin grew back much faster and worse than before. When I researched this I found that when the skin in under attack (from grating, cutting etc) it responds through over compensation. So not only does new skin grow back but it can grow back faster and thicker. This wouldn’t be a problem if you used Ped-Egg regularly. But for me,the dry skin I get on my heels doens’t warrant that amount of work.

I ordered the Avon Pedi Peel pads from my local Avon rep about 6 months ago. Before I go to bed I wipe a pad on both heels and bin it.

When I’m showering I then use my own Lavender Oat Scrub Bar on my feet (very gently). I no longer have dry skin, my feet are baby smooth.

What do you do to keep dry skin on your feet at bay?