Hi Deerest Friends,
So like most girls I love to feel pampered. If I had it my way I would be at the spa getting massages, facials, manicures and pedicures everyday of the week but my annoying bank account constantly reminds me that I can’t… How rude!!
And of course there are many reasonably priced beauty products out there such as body scrubs that you can use for home treatments but sometimes it can be hard to know what is added to these products. Like a lot of people, I have really sensitive skin so products that are natural, without fillers or harsh chemicals, are always the best choice. So today’s tutorial is a DIY hand and foot scrub that is really easy to make, only uses a few natural ingredients and is also pretty cheap! Most importantly this scrub leaves your hands and feet feeling amazingly soft, moisturised and smelling great. You can also use this scrub on your boyfriend’s feet because let’s face it… he probably needs it too!
So Let’s Get Started!
You Will Need
-Coarse Salt or Sea Salt
-White or Raw Sugar (Don’t use caster sugar, brown sugar or icing sugar because it will dissolve immediately and you need that grainy texture for a scrub)
-Essential Oil (I used Grapefruit but you can use any essential oil of your choice)
Firstly, measure 1 teaspoon of salt into a mixing bowl
Then measure 1 teaspoon of sugar and mix it together with the coarse salt
Add 4-5 drops of Essential Oil to the sugar/salt mix and stir well
Gradually add olive oil to the salt/sugar mix and stir well. Keep adding olive oil and stirring until the mixture forms a thick paste
And You’re Done!
Rub this mixture all over your hands or feet and leave it to sink in for a few minutes. Wash it off with some lukewarm water and use a good quality moisturiser to finish or for a natural alternative use some more olive oil*. For best results do this just before bed and sleep in some light cotton gloves and some socks. This is great to use just before painting your nails as it helps exfoliate away all the dirt and dry skin, whilst deeply moisturising your skin. You can make a larger batch of this and use some old body butter containers to store it in. Give it as a gift or keep it all for yourself!
*Note: Olive oil may discolour the socks and gloves… so don’t use anything fancy!
If you liked this DIY Tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know 🙂