If you’ve been walking long distances or simply have tired, battered feet from a long day’s work, get some comfort by soaking your feet in hot water and then thoroughly rub them with lemon juice. Hot water opens the pores and the lemon juice provides your feet with a soothing, cooling, astringent action!
This quick pick-me-up for your feet is also said to promote healthy sleep, owing to its relaxing action on the foot nerves. How amazing is that?
And what about bananas? Ripe bananas are a common household remedy for dry feet. If you want to use it by itself, you can try applying mashed bananas (kinda messy, we know, but it works!) leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash your feet with warm and cold water alternatively. You’ll get soft and supple feet!
And finally, a foot scrub/foot soak favorite – olive oil! It’s perfect for softening and smoothing the skin on our feet, and if you’ve got dry, cracked heels, this is a highly recommended remedy. When using olive oil, you need to massage it firmly into your skin using circular strokes, giving special attention to heels and the balls of feet, which are prone to drying and cracking.
Today’s recipe contains salt too, which helps greatly in exfoliating. Make this foot scrub a weekly or monthly habit, depending on your feet’s needs. Enjoy!
Lemon, Banana and Olive Oil Foot Scrub
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 tbsp. sea salt
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
1. Mash the bananas in a bowl.
2. Add the lemon juice and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
3. Massage the scrub into your feet and leave for about 10 minutes.
4. Rinse with warm water then dry thoroughly. (You may apply a foot lotion or moisturizer after this.)