By: Marisa Belger
As I’ve mentioned, I’m all about nurturing my feet. I believe that healthy feet equal a healthy, happy attitude. Accordingly, I’m always on the hunt for natural foot treatments with which to spoil my feet. I’m especially fond of scrubs that help me beat back the dry and calloused spots that are an inevitable result of stretching on my yoga mat and walking in New York City.
After a bit of experimentation, I discovered that it’s possible to whip up a simple and effective scrub using two ingredients that I always have around: sugar and essential oil (which is available at the health food store). Here’s how:
1. Combine 1/2 cup of white sugar with six drops of peppermint essential oil.
2. When it’s time to scrub, add a small splash of water to a palm-full of the mixture.
3. Rub it vigorously all over your feet. I recommend using a palm-full for each foot.
Post-scrub, my feet were smooth and refreshed and my spirits were energized thanks to the aromatherapeutic effects of the peppermint. For an added antibacterial benefit, use tea tree oil instead of peppermint. Note: Keep water away from the container that holds your scrub or you’ll end up with a gloppy mess.
Marisa Belger Marisa Belger is Completely You’s beauty and lifestyle blogger. She penned the natural beauty and sustainable living column “GreenDAY” for TODAYShow.com, and her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure Family, Natural Health and Prevention.
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