Recently, I have gotten interested in, and have started making, my own beauty and body products, such as soap, face/body scrubs and bath melts, milk and bombs, and I thought I would share the pics and tutorials once I have tried and tested them out a few times. One of my favorite homemade products that I have been using is my homemade energising deoderising peppermint foot soak.
The foot soak can be used with some oil (baby oil, almond, olive, coconut oil) to make a foot scrub, but I find it luxuriously relaxing (but at the same time energising, due to the peppermint scent) doing a mini spa-like pedicure, which really does help my tired feet feel soft and refreshed!
I would start by removing old nail polish, while allowing a few spoonfuls of the crystals to dissolve in a bowlful of warm water, then put both feet in the bowl, allowing the water to soak and soothe your feet for about 10 minutes, whilst you relax with your favorite book/magazine/the soaps/knitting, and a glass of wine :)
After your 10 minutes is up, gently pat feet dry with a warm, fresh towel, and remove any dry skin or ridges using a foot buffer or ped egg (these ped eggs actually make me cringe! *shudders) and cut nails.
Apply and massage in a liberal amount of foot moisturising cream, and put on a pair of soft cotton socks and keep them on overnight, to maximise the absorbtion of the moisturiser. The next morning, wake up to perfectly soft tootsies!
The foot soak is really easy to make, and only uses three ingredients:
Get a clean jar or container, add the rock salt about two thirds full, add a couple of drops of food colouring (if required) and shake shake shake!
Once the colour has evenly distributed, add a few drops of the peppermint essential oil and shake again. Then you have a cheap-but effective, homemade foot soak!
Just add oil to make a foot scrub.
To make a gift of the foot soak, just hang a small scoop from a pretty ribbon and attach to the neck of the jar, add a cute label to the front, and an instruction label on how to use the soak to the back of the jar, or something like in the pic below, and voila!
Have you made any homemade beauty products?