When I was working fulltime as a florist, I had to be on my feet all day for five to six days a week. Serving customers, making deliveries, cleaning and organizing the shop were all things I loved but they eventually took a toll on my feet.
So, I invested in high-quality footwear and shoe inlays, and started to learn about proper foot care. According to research from The College of Podiatry cited by NHS, “nine in ten of us experience some sort of foot problem” at some point. They also share useful tips on foot care and suggestions on how to choose footwear at work.
And did you know that the sole of our feet and palms of our hands don’t have sebaceous glands, which naturally lubricate the skin? It’s no wonder our feet dry out and crack so easily.
Whit this in mind, I developed 4 easy-to-do DIY foot care recipes made with natural ingredients and essential oils that are great additions to any at-home foot care routine.
My goal with these homemade food care treatments is to help you to reduce callouses, cracked heels, and corns, and to combat dry skin and smelly feet. Read on to find out what you can do to care for your feet.
DIY Foot Care Recipes
Think of the following four DIY foot care recipes as a foot spa programme. Start your homemade foot care with an Epsom salt foot bath, which is relaxing and softens callouses and hard skin.
Follow up with my nourishing foot scrub bar to massage your feet, remove dead skin and replenish the skin with rich oils.
Then apply the foot balm all over your feet to keep them moisturized and prevent cracking.
Lastly, use my foot deodorant to keep the feet smelling fresh. The projects are easy to make and free of any harsh chemicals.
- For the best results, set up two foot baths each week.
- Let your feet rest in the water for 10 to 20 minutes and then use the scrub bar immediately afterwards.
- Apply a small amount of foot balm in the morning after showering, and a larger amount before going to bed at night.
- Spritz the deodorant on your feet in the morning, or when switching shoes during the day.
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1) Homemade Foot Bath
A homemade foot bath is a wonderful DIY spa experience! You can set up a foot bath in preparation for a mani-pedi, to soothe swollen feet on a hot summer day, or to soften foot calluses and corns. The base is made with Epsom salt, a magnesium sulfate compound known to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and eliminate odour. Tea tree oil helps to soften calluses, while peppermint oil and rosemary soothe cracked, dry skin. Get the recipe!
2) Foot Scrub Bar
Say bye to rough, cracked feet with an all-natural foot scrub bar! This foot peeling is a real two-in-one treatment to care for dry, callous skin. The solid components of the bar exfoliate the feet and remove dead skins cells, while the oils and butter hydrate and replenish the natural lipids of your skin. This peeling bar is made with loofah sponge, cane sugar, cocoa butter, and bee or candelilla wax. Try the DIY!
3) Nourishing Foot Balm
Perk up tired, dry feet and cracked heels with a nourishing foot balm with essential oils! This homemade foot balm recipe is a wonderful DIY treatment to care for your feet and make them healthy, smooth and sandal-ready. The balm is made with nourishing oils and butters and essential oils and helps to soothe aching feet, soften callouses and treat rough, ragged skin. Learn more!
4) DIY Foot Deodorant
Neutralize bad smelly feet with a DIY foot deodorant with essential oils. This natural foot deodorant without aluminum is crazy easy to make. Sage and lemongrass essential oils give the deodorant a herbaceous and refreshing scent, making it perfect for ladies and gents alike. You can also spray the deodorant into shoes and sandals to disinfect and freshen up your footwear. Check out the beauty recipe!