Homemade Moisturizers for Dry Feet

by Sharon Hopkins


aking good care of your feet is an important aspect of beauty and health care. Women and men all over the world spend a lot of money to get regular pedicures that are not only cosmetically appealing but also help keep the feet clean, moisturized, and relaxed.

Our feet tend to dry up faster as there are fewer oil glands in the feet. However, there are a number of useful and easy home remedies to relieve this dryness. Here what you can do.

Get a Pumice Stone: Start by buying a pumice stone to get rid of dead and dry skin.

Moisturize your Feet: Use deep-moisture foot creams. Apply the moisturizer for dry feet as soon as you come out of the shower, when your feet are still a little wet. Foot creams that contain urea, salicylic acid and lactic acid are all excellent for dry skin. Natural ingredients like algae from seaweed, butter milk, aloe vera, coconut oil, bilberry extract, chamomile, shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado oil, rose oil and beeswax are added to creams the increase the moisturizing effect. Apply the cream twice a day after washing your feet.

What about Natural Homemade Moisturizers?

If you want to pamper your feet and keep them supple and soft, you can also make some natural homemade moisturizers. Here’s an easy homemade moisturizer recipe that you can try.

Ingredients:

  • 1 table spoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of mashed strawberries

Method: Simply mix the oils with the strawberry paste and your moisturizer is ready to be used. If you want a nice fragrance and preservative for your moisturizer, you can add a few drops of vitamin E oil or wheat germ oil.

How to make a Homemade Foot Scrub?

You can also make your very own homemade foot scrub with a few ingredients. Here’s how you can make a foot scrub using some salt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt or sea salt
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil
  • ½ cup of cold water

Method: Add water slowly to the lavender oil and salt, making sure that it becomes a paste. One the texture seems nice and pasty, your foot scrub is ready to be used.

You can also try the coffee foot scrub. For this you require 5 tablespoons coffee powder that is freshly ground, 4 tablespoons of oatmeal or corn meal, 4 tablespoons of Epsom salt or sea salt, 4 tablespoons of almond oil or olive oil, and 3 drops of peppermint or lavender oil. Combine all the ingredients thoroughly, and your scrub is ready.

Homemade Foot Lotions

Homemade foot lotions can also be made using vitamin E oil, 4 ounces of olive oil, a small bottle of tea tree oil, and some petroleum jelly. First, transfer the olive oil into the mixing bowl, and then put in the jelly. Blend it till the mixture is smooth. Once it is smooth, add the vitamin E oil and ¼ teaspoon of tea tree oil to the concoction. When all the ingredients have been blended properly, transfer the lotion into a bottle.

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