There truly is no better feeling than gliding off your sock in slow motion, to reveal perfectly smooth feet.
Envision yourself for a minute, climbing into bed, and feeling your freshly exfoliated and moisturised feet gliding down your silk sheets.
Not that we have a complete foot fetish, but here at the Naked Chemist, we feel that if our feet are the teensiest bit mistreated, then our world is slightly off-kilter.
Were not ashamed to tell you we love foot masks, in all of our beauty weirdness this is probably the most unnecessary thing we love to indulge in.
So because we consider ourselves something of an expert in all things feet, let us help you take control of yours and beautify them into submission with the following fun treatments.
Homemade foot scrub and mask recipes
Winter warmer foot spa
This is a fabulous detox foot treatment, that is perfect for getting the circulation going in your feet during those cold winter months.
Once the ingredients have been added together, this formula should be used up quickly before the invigorating essential oils have a chance to evaporate.
- 100g Mustard
- 2 Tbs Dried peppermint leaves
- 2 Cups Warm water
- 5 Drops Eucalyptus essential oil
A warming and stimulating treatment, it will help to open up the pores on your feet and eliminate toxins.
Ideally, you should soak your feet for around 15 minutes, and once dry, why not apply the wonderful moisturising formula below.
Cocoa butter and calendula rub
Take a quick 30 seconds to gently give your feet a moment of extra attention, a little every day keeps things buttery soft.
This is a deeply nourishing body butter moisturiser, that will compliment your homemade foot scrub, the perfect treat for tired dry feet.
- 2 Tbs Cocoa butter
- 2 Tsp Calendula Officinalis tincture
- 2 Tbs Calendula petals
- 1 Tbs Chamomile flowers
Mix in the tincture and add the flowers and combine everything, then gently massage the healing herbs into your feet.
Herbal deodorising foot spa
Soaking your feet to “detoxify” is one of those little extras you should make time for.
There are plenty of ingredients you can add to your formula, Magnesium to replenish missing minerals, Epsom salts to detox, Sea salt to cleanse.
Fill a large bowl with spicy-hot water and add some herbs that are really deodorising, such as basil, bay leaves, eucalyptus, lemon balm, spearmint, and thyme, next put on a face mask, select a podcast, light a candle and give yourself 20 minutes of me-time.
- 1-liter Water
- 100 grams of Epsom salts
- 4 drops of Fennel
- 2 drops Lavender oil
- your Herbs of choice
Add the following herbs to your foot spa, letting the herbs infuse for at least 15 minutes and then soak for a further 10 minutes.
2 Tbs Dried lemon zest
3 Tsp Dried lavender buds
2 Tsp Dried peppermint leaves
2 Tsp Dried rosemary leaves
2 Tsp Dried sage leaves
The really nice thing about these simple recipes is that you can easily recreate your own foot spa, without too much downtime and without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
If we have you hooked and your keen to learn more about how you can treat your feet, you might find this an interesting read.