May 12, 2014

How-To: Homemade Sugar Foot Scrubs!!

Spring and summer are sandals and flip-flops seasons, good time to share this easy how-to recipe to keep your feet moist and smooth.

I love the homemade body products. You know what is in the product cos you made it, and it does not include harsh chemicals and usually serve the purpose much better then anything processed anyway!! I am a flip flops and barefoot chic and you know what that does to your feet. Mine get really dry but this scrub really works, leaving my feet soft and moisturized, not dry and flaky.

Recipe: Basic
All you need is 1 part (or 1/2 cup olive oil or almond oil)
2 parts sugar (or 1 cup)
 A drop or two of your preferred  essential oils scent

Combine everything in a bowl and its ready to use.
I soak my feet in warm water and scrub with sugar scrub, until sugar is dissolved then rinse off with warm water and pat dry my feet. 

Optional add-ins
A drop of soap or food coloring (any color you prefer)
Mix in some dried lavender buds and if using as gifts, use a clear lidded jar and top the mix with lavender for more beautiful and natural presentation.(above)

Recipe: Using Lotion
1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of lotion.

If you're anything like me, I have tons of lotions around my house, some that I buy and a LOT that was gifted to me. More then I can use before it can go bad. So using it as a scrub is a way to go through your lotions faster. 

Here are some sites I found with some nice recipes:
If you want to jar some Sugar Foot Scrubs as gifts, here is a page I found that gives ideas about extending shelf life for your products.
One of the ingredients that extends shelf like is Rosemary oil extract.

Doesn't that look like a neat idea for a gift? 



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