Monday, January 23, 2012

Peppermint Foot Scrub - courtesy of TGIN

I’m sure we’ve all heard this before, but you can always tell a lot about a woman by the way she takes care of her hands and her feet. And since I saw a woman (luckily not one of us) in the airport yesterday rocking flip flops with three month old chipped toe nail polish and cracked ashy feet, I’m sending out a natural public service announcement to let you know it’s warming up outside, which means it’s time for you to start taking care of business from curls to toe. So to get you feet looking summer-worthy in no time, the TGIN Recipe for the Week is a Peppermint Pedicure Foot Scrub:
What you’ll need:
1 and 1/4 cup coarse or sea salt
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
2 or 3 drops peppermint essential oil

Combine the sea salt and almond oil and stir well to mix. If the mixture seems dry and does not hold well together in your hands, add almond oil by the tablespoon until you can scoop it comfortably. Add the essential oils last and stir well. Soak your feet in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes before using this scrub to help with exfoliation. If you want, try warming the scrub in the microwave for about 10 seconds that will also help with sloughing off dead skin.
Apply the scrub to your feet, rubbing in a circular motion. Be sure to pay special attention to your heels and the soles of your feet so they are thoroughly exfoliated. Let the scrub remain on feet for 10 minutes while you relax. Rinse well with warm water and follow with a rich lotion or cream. Sleep in socks so the moisturizer is absorbed well into your skin.

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