3 Home Remedies: Soak, Scrub, & Mask

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Stinky Feet Home Remedies

Here are some of the natural remedies which can be followed to get rid of smelly feet.
White Vinegar:
It is very helpful in treating your smelly feet as it disinfects the feet by deodorizing it. Take some amount of white vinegar and dilute in a warm water solution. Now place your feet in this solution for few minutes. Make sure that you properly check your feet before soaking it in the solution of white vinegar as it stings the abrasions etc. present on the skin, as white vinegar could sting if there will be any abrasions, cuts etc. on the skin.
Lemons:
These carry acidic property which makes them antibacterial as well. In order to soak your feet in a lemon solution, dilute some drops of lemon in a water solution and soak your feet in the solution for few minutes. Take proper care of any cuts and abrasions present at it might cause burning sensation on your feet.
Tea Tree Oil:
Just rub some amount of tea tree oil on your foot and it will kill all the bacteria and fungus present on the foot. As it smells good so it will provide a soothing effect to your feet as well.

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Coffee Foot Scrub Recipe

Ingredients

4 tablespoons of ground coffee (fresh is the best)
3 tablespoons of corn meal (or ground oatmeal)
3 tablespoons of sea salt or Epsom salt
3 tablespoons of Olive or Almond oil
2 drops of lavender oil (for relaxation) or 2 drops of peppermint (for an energy boost)

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients well
Scrub your feet in circular motion
Rinse off with warm water and pat dry
Finish off your foot care routine by giving yourself a relaxing foot massage with your favorite foot cream.
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Coffee for Tired Feet

A home recipe to pamper your feet. The caffeine in the coffee reduces redness and swelling, while the salt, coffee grinds, and vanilla beans, along with the lactic acid in the whipped cream, are all natural exfoliants.

What you need:
¼ cup sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground coffee beans
1 tablespoon ground vanilla beans
¼ cup olive oil
1 pot of coffee, at room temperature
Whipped cream

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Follow these steps.
1. Mix salt, coffee and vanilla bean grounds, and oil in a bowl.
2. Pour the coffee in a basin and add the whipped cream.
3. Place feet in the basin and soak for about 10 minutes.
4. Take a scoop of the salt mixture and rub it over feet and calves, concentrating on callused areas.
5. Rinse feet with warm water, dry them lightly with a towel, and follow with a hydrating moisturizer.

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Happy Feet…Happy You

Let’s face it, our feet take a huge beating daily.  Starting with your morning jog, the long hectic day at work, and followed by taking the kids to run all their afterschool errands. By the end of the day your feet are throbbing, sore, dry, and probably have a bit of callus build up. Here are some tips to keep those feet feeling good and looking great. Callused, cracked, dry heels snagging those pantyhose? Keep a pumice stone or foot file in your shower to give your feet a good scrubbing after they’ve been softened while you’re taking your shower. Man-my-feet-are-exhausted-61941

Give your feet their own footbath. Make your soak more luxurious by adding a few drops of essential oil or some milk. (Try Peppermint, the tingling sensation helps with tired feet. Milk has enzymes that are great for softening the skin.)

Pamper yourself by treating your feet to a pedicure! Have a professional take care of those toesies for ya! Plus there’s nothing like having freshly polished toes. Even men are now starting to get their toenails polished.

Who doesn’t like a foot massage? I know I do! It’s relaxing and you’ll feel like you’re walking on air afterwards. Ask your loved one to massage you while you’re relaxing at home watching the news…then trade off. This may even be kinda fun! ;)

Feet and ankles a bit swollen? That’s probably a sign of water retention or too many salty foods at lunch time. Try placing some pillows under your feet and have them raised up for a bit, this should reduce some of the swelling.

Take a good look at your shoe collection. I know some of you have to make that fashion statement at work, but it’s very possible your uncomfortable shoes are part of the reason your feet are building up calluses and/or throbbing at the end of the day.  Wear sensible shoes when you are coming and/or going from work and keep those pretty heels in a bag. Not only will your feet feel better at the end of the day but there will be less wear & tear on your heels.

For extremely dry feet, give yourself an intense moisturizing treatment. Lather on foot creme, slip your feet into plastic bags, and pull on a pair of oversized socks. Leave on overnight while sleeping and when you awaken the next morning your feet will feel smooth and soft. My favorite foot lotion is Epoch® Sole Solution™ Foot Treatment. 01101220 Since I started using it, i actually get fewer pedicures.

Benefits include: Works on the underlying cause of rough, dry, and cracked feet, returning them to a soft, smooth, healthy looking condition. Delivers noticeable relief in the first few weeks of use. Softens and exfoliates dead cell buildup and calluses for soft, smooth skin. No added fragrance; naturally fragranced with allspice berry. And Safety-allergy-dermatologist tested.

Happy Trails with those Happy Feet! :)

Cracked Heels Tips

– Keep your skin hydrated. Drink lots of water.
– Wash your feet carefully, every time you come from outside.
– Exfoliate periodically. Use a foot scrubber to scrub the dead skin and brush away the dead skin with a small brush meant for feet. Rubbing a pumice stone is also helpful in clearing the dead skin.
– Once you have cleaned your feet, apply a foot cream or petroleum jelly. – Once you are done applying the cream, wear cotton socks while you sleep, so that the skin absorbs the moisture and the cracks of the heels heal faster.
– Another way to heel cracked heels is melting paraffin wax and mixing it with a little coconut oil and applying this mixture on your heels before going to bed. Wash it off in the morning. This will also help in reducing the pain.
– Try walking on the grass barefoot early every morning. This exercise rejuvenates the feet.
– Always remember to wear shoes that you are comfortable in. Avoid wearing tight shoes or high heels if your heels are hurting.

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2040_10200133690965479_1403608009_nApril M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me

 

SPA RECIPE:OVERNIGHT FOOT MASQUE

1/4 cup Almonds
1/4 cup Dry Oatmeal
3 TB food grade Cocoa Butter
2 tablespoons Honey

Process almonds in a blender or coffee grinder until finely ground. Set aside. In the same blender, pulse your oatmeal until of the same consistency.  In a bowl, combine ground oatmeal, cocoa butter, honey & ground almonds. Rub into your clean feet, step into cotton socks, & leave on overnight. The next morning, remove the socks & rinse feet in cool water. Pat dry. I recommend you not remove the socks until you’re standing in the tub!