I love a foot spa. And if you have always thought how to do a foot spa at home, then this post will come to your rescue! Let me ask you, when was the last time that you chose to pamper your feet? With our hectic schedules, it is not always possible for us to head to a salon to pamper ourselves, let alone indulge in a food spa. Though I have to admit that a foot spa is sheer indulgence!
How To Do A Foot Spa At Home
The second best option is to indulge ourselves in pampering! I need to get my weekly dose of soak, scrub and a massage without which I feel very incomplete. So I am sharing with you my regime + some awesome natural products that your feet will love! Don’t forget to soak in some wonderful fragrance by lighting some aromatic candles to give yourself a complete foot spa experience.
Soak Your Feet
Clip and file your nails if needed and take a bucket with hot water (as hot as you can take) and add a generous amount of foot salts to it. While you can choose what you like here, I quite like the ones from Soulflower too. They aren’t very expensive. Dip your feet and let it soak for at least 10 minutes. The water needs to be above your ankles. I quite love this part of the foot pampering. I settle with my favourite book, listen to some music or just relax.
If you want to make your own foot soak, take half a cup of sea salt or rock salt and add it to the hot water. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils and you have your personalized blend for a foot soak. Take out your feet after 10 minutes and pat dry.
Scrub Your Feet
Scrubbing the feet is essential because it helps to exfoliate the dead skin. Look up this face and body scrub that can be used on the feet too by Juicy Chemistry. Take a generous amount of the scrub and massage your feet with it. Use circular movements when you massage your feet to boost the circulation. You can also use the Exfoliating Foot Scrub by Omved that is packed with natural pumice stone and essential oils of peppermint that also acts as a deodoriser.
I also have the 5 earth scrub from Ecotique that is a very mild scrub. A scrub is one of the most important routines that you should follow to get rid of the dead skin. Once you are done, wash your feet with warm water and wipe it dry.
Massage your feet
Hydrate your feet with a nourishing foot cream, moisturiser or foot oil. If you want, you can also make your wo foot oil by adding a few drops of your favourite essential oil blend to pure almond oil. I am currently using Omved’s daily night foot oil which gets easily absorbed in the skin at least twice a week. Apart from that I use the hand and foot cream by Juicy Chemistry that is enriched with myrrh and kokum butter. Massage your feet for at least 5 – 7 minutes and wipe off with a hot towel is there is excess oil. I generally use these at night so I just have a few pairs of really old and comfy socks that I use when I apply these oils and creams. If you are looking for something that is easily absorbed into the skin, try the saffron oil from Ecotique that works brilliantly to soak up in your skin and leave your feet completely hydrated and nourished.
So these are the simple ways on how to do a foot spa at home. All you need is 45 minutes to yourself to nourish and hydrate your feet. You may just want to indulge in a foot spa just before just before you go to bed so that you can have a relaxing sleep as well. You’ll certainly notice much lesser fatigue levels! Do you massage your feet everyday?
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