Your feet deserve some TLC too:
Our poor feet: So hard-working, yet so often overlooked. You’re great about doing regular face masks and peels — so don’t your feet deserve the same treatment? With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY foot soaks and masks; from callous-busting Listerine soaks to decadent milk and honey baths. So, whether you’re looking to prep for sandal season or just want to have a spa night in, keep reading and get ready to meet the DIY foot treatment of your dreams.
Foot Soak + Scrub
This two-step treatment from Hello Glow will whip those babies into shape in no time. The soak uses vinegar and Epsom salts to soften up the rough patches. Then, you follow-up with a scrub, made with banana, salt, coffee — and voila! You’re ready for barefoot yoga class.
Cracked Heel Therapy
Need to fix up your cracked heels, stat? One Good Thing’s got you covered with a super easy foot soak, made with vinegar and mouthwash (no joke!). After quick 15 minute soak, break out the pumice stone — and kick those cracked heels to the curb.
DIY Foot Peel
So, you know those popular foot peels that are equal parts disgusting and fascinating? Bellatory has a DIY version of that peel you can try at home, made with easy ingredients you probably have on hand, like aspirin and baking soda.
Flip Flop Foot Balm
This foot ointment recipe from Heartful Habits uses coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax and essential oils to create the perfect foot softener. The decadent balm would be great to slather on just before bed with some thick socks to wake up to silky smooth skin in the morning.
Detox Foot Soak
In need of a good detox? This DIY foot soak from Homemade for Elle combines yummy ingredients like rosemary and lemon with soothing ingredients like Epsom salt to give your barkers a new lease on life.
Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak
If you spend a lot of time at the gym, first of all, you’re amazing, but second of all, there’s a good chance you’re being exposed to athlete’s foot. This all-natural remedy from DIY Beauty Base can help eradicate the affliction and prevent future cases. With tea tree oil and green tea acting as anti-fungal agents, your itchy feet will be a thing of the past.
Foot Scrub Bar
This recipe from Country Hill Cottage is genius — the little scrubbies are the perfect gift to make for someone who is on their feet all day (or for yourself, because you deserve beautiful feet and nice smelling things in your shower too). It uses a crushed up loofah sponge for maximum exfoliating power.
Fizzy Foot Soak
If you wear heels, and your feet ache afterward (and we know that they do), you’re in luck: Elle Sees has your remedy. This simple foot soak is made from club soda, eucalyptus oil, Epsom salts and Vick’s Vaporub. Intrigued?
At-Home Paraffin Wax Treatment
If your favorite part of a spa pedicure is the warm paraffin wax, this one is perfect for you. Did you know you could get paraffin wax in the canning section of your grocery store? It’s actually pretty easy to use: Live About’s got you covered with all the details on how to create your own paraffin spa at home.
Milk & Honey Foot Bath
Soothing and replenishing, Doctor Oz’s recipe for a relaxing foot soak uses baking soda and orange juice, in addition to the aforementioned milk and honey. It’s (almost) good enough to eat!