Do you have bad feet that just hate you when you wear a heel? You are not alone! It is actually not a big deal to have dry or cracked foot. But still it is so simple to solve it, as the foot scrubs or soaks can always fix the problem for you. Soaking your feet in the wonderful soaks can actually soften your dry skin and give a soothing effect for the feet. Check these simple steps to make your own DIY homemade foot soak.
Step 1: Set up a soothing place
Choose a place where you stay calm and away from any disturbances. Place a chair for yourself in which you feel comfortable. Just lay an absorbent towel on the floor wherever you intend to soak your feet. So that even if the water spills down from the soaking pan, the pad down can avoid the damage to your floor. You can soak your foot in your garden, backyard or bathroom etc.
Step 2: Fill the pan
Take a large pan or a basin in which you can soak your feet. It should be large and comfortable enough to place your feet. Boil the water and fill it in a funnel and just fill the basin with two third of warm water. Do not use overly hot water as it may cause tissue damage and worsen the dryness.
Step 3: Add Epsom salt and baking soda
The Epsom salt works great for the dry skin as the solution turns hyper tonic. Use one whole cup of Epsom salt and dissolve it complete in the water. Along with Epsom salt add one tablespoon of baking soda into the water. The baking soda acts as a cleanser and an antibacterial agent. It reduces the excessive perspiration in your soles and relieves the dryness and also clearly foot odor if any.
Step 4: Use some essential oils
Add fragrances like peppermint, chamomile and fennel to give a soothing effect to your foot. Just a single drop of the essential oil is enough to a large pan. Eucalyptus oil can also be added to the pan if the outer environment is damp. You can add almond oil to the pan so that it moisturizes your skin while soaking.
Step 5: Rest your feet
Keep both your foot in the basin and allow it to rest for at least 20 minutes. Read some magazine or a nice book; listen to music when your feet get the treat. Do not place your feet after the water turns cold. Your skin feels smooth and softer once the soak is done. You can also combine a good massage to your foot to get relaxation to your tired feet. Scrape your heel using a brush so that dead cells are removed
Step 6: Moisturize your foot
So you can go ahead and get the spa treatment right at home. Rejuvenate your foot with this nice soak for every week which is not at all difficult to prepare. You can alter the concentration of the ingredients that you use based on your convenience. You can get great suppleness in your foot with the great foot care you do at home. The foot soaks naturally heal your foot and it is greatly recommended once a week.