Where I am, most nail salons are still not open, just yet. The past few months have made me realize, I’ve taken many things for granted and most of those things I can do myself.
So, I decided to take it upon myself to prepare my feet for sandal weather and hopefully a loved one’s August wedding.
I knew, I have a large enough basin, pumice stone, foot file and the ingredients on hand to whip up a foot tea soak for a relaxing pedicure on the back deck and gave it a go.
Foot Tea Soak Recipe:
1/4 cup each of Epsom Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt.
1/4 cup blend of dried rosebuds, jasmine, lavender, chamomile
A drizzle of avocado oil
2 TBS of liquid Castile Soap (acts as an emulsifier for the essential oils)
10 drops total of Tea Tree, Lavender and Orange Sweet Essential Oils
Mixed together and added to a re usable muslin tea bag. Tie tight the tie strings tight.
Place the tea bag in a very warm basin of water with enough water to completely cover your feet. Allow to the tea bag to fully steep a few minutes, leave the tea bag in the water and soak your feet until water is tepid.
Then perform your pedicure.
Surprisingly, this home pedicure was very relaxing in the Spring sunshine, listening to the melodious wind chimes and watching the humming birds visit the multiple feeders.
The foot tea soak worked amazingly well, softening the dry winter skin for removal with the pumice stone, file and orange wood stick. After I had performed the pedicure and dried my feet, I applied Cedar Hill Botanicals Lavender Lotion Bar (available in a Lotion Stick as well) on my left foot and the Healing Salve on the right and covered with a pair cotton socks to keep the moisture in. Both products are very moisturizing and nourishing for the skin.
Every night during my shower, I use the pumice and file my feet last. Right before bed I apply either the lotion bar, lotion stick or healing salve to my feet to keep them soft and moisturized.
Now, my feet are sandal weather and wedding ready!
Give it a go and let me know in the comments below.
Wishing you good health and God bless ~ Arlene