A DIY pedicure recipe. A pedicure after a long week is so rewarding.
Go ahead you've earned it!
Light the candles, put on your robe, make a cup of tea and take some time for yourself. Turn on relaxing music or enjoy the quiet and read a book. The latter is my personal favorite. Sometimes the week can be quite noisy and hectic so quiet is just what I need.
Do a little prep work and you're ready to go.
Start by removing your toenail polish. Prepare your foot soak with ingredients you have at home. You can make your own foot soak with a dish pan or foot soak tub. Add hot water and Epsom or dead sea salt. Add hot enough water to dissolve the salt. Don't boil the water. Cover the tub to keep it hot until your ready to soak your feet. Make a paste with our favorite cosmetic clay, bentonite clay, plain yogurt and honey. See our post about how to make a clay mask. Apply the mask and leave on for about 10 minutes. After after 10 minutes the mask should be dry. You can add about 10 drops of tea tree oil or peppermint essential oil to the hot water. Soak your feet for about 15 minutes. The clay mask will dissolve and you can gently rub your feet with a nail brush or a sponge. Take your feet out of the water and pat dry.
You can use a foot file or make your own sugar scrub or beach sand scrub to remove dead skin cells. Rinse your feet again and pat dry. Now you can apply your favorite foot cream or lotion followed by a fresh coat nail polish.
Your DIY pedicure awaits you.