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DIY Jo | Show some love to your sole

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
Brown sugar makes a wonderful scrub.
Sometimes we need to show our feet some love.

This I must admit is a little embarrassing - I am ticklish. Therefore, a pedicure is not something that I do often. Having someone playing with my toes or the soles of my feet is never something that I look forward to, but to be honest, it is worth it. However, like you take care of your face, you should take care of your feet. Thus giving your feet a little extra attention every now and then is great.

Taking care of those feet with an amazing home-made scrub, can reduce the appearance of cracked heels as well as softening the soles of your feet. I had read about using brown sugar in scrubs, and since I was due for a pedicure (I always am) but I really do not have the time, so I went ahead and decided to just make a foot scrub.

I started with equal portions of coconut oil and brown sugar. I also added a few drops of lavender oil (five drops per tablespoon of coconut oil and brown sugar) and just a few drops of lemon essential oil (two drops per tbsp). I mixed it all together and then placed it the refrigerator for a day.

The next day, I decided that I would do a mini pedicure. After softening my skin with a little warm water, I then applied the scrub and massaged it on to my feet for a few minutes. Do not rinse it off. Afterwards use an emery board to help scrub the feet. You will marvel at the results.

My feet came out as good as new. However, I wondered if it was because I paid so much attention to it. So a few months later, (yes months, not weeks) I decided to whip up another batch. This time, I just did it while having a shower. I applied the scrub as I stepped into the shower, did my business and when it got to my feet, I used the emery board and I still achieved great results. However, admittedly, I take about 20 minutes in the shower, so the scrub was on it for a bit.

All in all the foot scrub was a success. Have fun mixing, until next time.

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