How to make a simple salt scrub for your foot
Our feet are easily one of the most neglected areas of our body. The skin on our heels are usually rough, thick and dry with calluses and build up of dead skin cells. Pedicures are relatively pricey but we can actually make a simple salt scrub at home to exfoliate our feet and get rid of the build up of dead skin cells leaving out feet soft and nice.
What you’ll need are two important ingredients: salt and oil
Here are the various types of oil you can use for your salt foot scrub.
Olive oil- Olive oil has been used as a skin moisturizer for thousands of years. It can even be used on the face. Olive oil can be used for all skin types
Jojoba oil – Jojoba oil can help to heal sores and burns on the skin, and is best used for normal to dry skin
Other oils – There are other oils which you can use for your salt foot scrub such as coconut oil which is recommended for dry skin. If you have oily skin, try lighter oils such as almond oil or hazelnut oil
By principle, the size of your salt crystals will determine how gentle or vigorous your scrub is. Sea salt have naturally bigger crystals compared to table salt. If you really want a gentle scrub, table salt is good enough. However, most salt scrubs use sea salt, as the crystals are perceived to be just the right size.
You’ll need about one cup of oil. Place your choice of salt into a bowl, and pour the oil into the bowl, and stir the mixture until nicely combined. If you would like some fragrance, feel free to add a few drops of essential oil into the mixture.
It is then ready for use! Use it after a warm bath so that your skin would be softer and smoother, and more well prepared for an exfoliation.
Just gently rub the mixture onto your skin, and later rinse off with cool water. Simple and easy!
You can even store the oil in a jar. Just remember to stir it before use if the oil has risen to the top.