Thursday, March 26, 2009

Natural Foot Care Product

The skin on your feet needs to be taken care of in the same manner as the skin of your face. You need to clean it, exfoliate it and moisturize it like you would any other part of your body. There are a number of foot care products available in the market. But you can make your own natural foot care products at home. These products are simple and easy to make and use naturally available material. Given below are a few simple recipes of natural foot care products.

Lime Cleanser


  • Paper towels
  • Lemon juice

Take a bowl and mix half water and half lemon juice. Then dip paper towels into the mixture and apply on to your feet. This will soften, smooth and remove odors from your feet. This recipe does not contain preservatives and requires refrigeration. The shelf life of this product is approximately one week.

Strawberry Foot Exfoliator


  • 8 strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped almonds

Mix all the ingredients together and make a paste of it. Do not blend too much as the strawberries have a lot of water and this will make the paste too watery. Massage it onto your feet, rinse off and dry your feet. This foot care product has no preservatives and has to be refrigerated. Shelf Life is about one week.

Relaxing Foot Lotion Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
  • 12 drops eucalyptus essential oil or fragrance oil

Put all these ingredients into a dark colored bottle and shake it well. As and when you require rub into the feet and heels. Store in cool dry place. This recipe does not contain preservatives and requires refrigeration. Shelf life is approximately one week.

Make and use these simple natural foot care products at home and they will keep your feet healthy and beautiful.

Homemade Foot Scrub

The skin of your feet needs to be exfoliated and renewed like the skin in any other part of your body. There are different types of scrubs that are available in the market today. But you can try this homemade foot scrub and you will realize that is just as good as any of the commercially available foot scrubs. Before scrubbing your feet you can soak it in a homemade foot soak. Given below is the foot soak recipe.

Foot Soak Recipe:

  • ½ cup sea salt
  • 3 slices of lime
  • 5 to 10 mint leaves
  • 5 drops of essential lime oil

Combine all these and add to a basin filled with warm water.

Scrub Recipe

  • 3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
  • 15 fresh mint leaves (chopped)
  • 5 drops of lime essential oil

Cut the limes into small pieces and pulse these pieces into a thick pulp in a food processor. Mix this lime and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.

Soak your feet in the homemade soak for 5 minutes. Then apply the homemade foot scrub with your hands using circular movements around the foot, ankles and calf. Remove the scrub with a warm, damp towel and then apply a mint moisturizer all over your feet.

Foot Exercise

Our body needs exercise to stay healthy and function properly. As our feet are part of our body they too need to be exercised. You need to exercise your feet everyday to keep them healthy. The best exercise for your feet is to walk bare feet on the grass in your garden. Here are a few other exercises that you can do to strengthen your feet.

Foot Stretch: Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you. Loop a towel around your feet. Keeping the heels on the floor and pull the towel with both hands. Use the towel to draw the middle foot and toes towards your body. Hold in this position for a few seconds and then relax. Repeat this exercise 5 times.

Ankle Stretch: Sit with your legs stretched out in front of you. Point your foot down and then bring it towards you as far as is comfortable. Hold for a few seconds, then relax and repeat 10 times.

Foot Care

The way your feet look gives the observer an idea of the way in which you take care of yourself. Everyone wants to have beautiful and healthy feet. To have beautiful skin you have to take care of the skin on your feet. You have to regularly take care of your feet. You will have to soak your feet to soften the tough dead skin, then you will have to scrub off the dead skin from your feet and them moisturize your feet with a nourishing cream to keep it soft and smooth. You should exercise your feet and use comfortable shoes that allow your feet to relax and breathe easily.

Given below is a soak for your feet and will make your skin smooth and beautiful.


  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Cinnamon for smell
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • Water (amount does not matter)

Mix all the ingredients in a tub and soak your feet in it for a while. Cinnamon can be replaced with any spice, perfume or flower petals. This soak will leave your skin refreshed and fragrant. After this wash your feet with a mild soap. Follow this foot care regime for a few weeks and your skin on your feet will be silky and smooth.