While I've always been a sucker for hot summer days, I have to admit that cold weather does have it perks. Mainly, I don't have to be as high maintenance cause practically everything gets covered up. There's no need to apply sunscreen on my body, shave my legs everyday, or best of all, paint my toenails!
But just the other day, as I walked into my apartment, took my shoes off and searched desperately for my trusty old slipper socks...I saw something that scared the living daylights out of me: MY FEET. Aaaaaaaaah.
After many months of neglect, my feet sure looked scary. So I immediately whipped them back into shape with my Homemade Pumpkin Foot Scrub. I made the scrub and applied it to my feet in less than 15 minutes! My feet were looking Summer-worthy in no time. Here's the recipe:
1/4 cup cooked or canned Pumpkin (puree)
1/4cup of Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon of almond oil (you can use olive oil or jojoba oil instead)
1 tablespoon ground coffee beans
Lemon juice squeezed from 1/2 lemon
Simply mix all the ingredients in a big bowl, then scrub your feet away. Pay special attention to the heels. Rinse off with warm water, and pat dry. If there's leftover mixture, you can feel free to scrub parts of your body in the shower as well. You can store the solution in a glass jar in the fridge, for up to a few days.
Each ingredient in the recipe is natural, and has its own purpose & function:
- The natural enzymes contained in Pumpkin exfoliate the skin--great for getting rid of rough patches of skin on the feet.
- The alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA's) and tiny granules contained in brown sugar also make the scrub a great exfoliator.
- The almond oil works to soften the skin, hydrate the cuticles, and strengthen the nails.
- The caffeine in coffee serves to improve the blood circulation in your feet (plus it smells divine).
- And finally, the lemon works as a natural preservative.
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