As it is summer, strawberries are not at their dearest. So why not pamper yourself and your feet with strawberries and luxuriate in their opulence. Afterall, the feet work very hard to support us all day. They are often neglected but I think, they need tender loving care now and again.
And a good start is a foot scrub.
Below is an easy recipe for a foot scrub.
Strawberry Foot Scrub Recipe
8-10 ripe strawberries
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp sea salt
Method of preparation:
Mashed the strawberries with the olive oil.
Stir in the sea salt. Mix thoroughly.
Apply the scrub to your feet. Massage to the areas which are particularly rough such as the heels and the ball of the feet. Work it. Expoliate. Indulge those feet.
Wash the feet and then dry.
Do not forget to apply foot cream for a thorough pampering.
There is a very inexpensive way to smooth-en the body, you do not have to go to salon or buy expensive products when you can easily make your own at home and scent it with whatever scented oil you have got lurking in the back of your cupboard from last Christmas!
The ingredients for a good scrub are already in your food cupboard. 🙂
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp salt (if running low on salt, use granulated sugar)
3 drops of scented oil (lavander, grapefruit, bergamot, cedarwood, sandalwood, citronella, jasmine, eucaliptus or any of your favourite)
Method of preparation:
Mix the olive oil with the salt or sugar.
Then add a few drops of any of the essential oils you have got in your cupboard or by the bath tub.
Mix it well.
Gently massage over your arms and legs this scented oily salt or sugar. Give is a vigorous scrub all over before you hit the shower.
Rinse off with warm water.
You will be left with a supple, soft, clean skin.
Do this once a week.
Olive oil is a Mediterranean’ secret weapon for longevity and great hair and skin. As the Greek (not the Simpson) Homer said, olive oil is liquid gold.
Olive Oil – The Benefits
The health benefits of consuming olive oil are widely advertised but did you know it’s also a beauty product?
“As the central heating and harsh weather plays havoc with our skin, adding a few drops of olive oil to the your daily moisturiser creates a smooth and softer skin,” says Rebecca Goodyear, natural beauty expert at JasonNaturalCare.co.uk.
“The vitamin E in the oil increases moisture and radiance, so add a tiny amount to your hair conditioner as well for an intense moisture treatment.
Source: Metro newspaper