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DIY Foot Spa at Home


Your feet may not be your crowning glory but they’ve got one of the toughest jobs around – they carry you wherever you go. So you might as well start showing your feet some TLC and give them the attention they really deserve. Regular pampering shouldn’t be a burden and shouldn’t cost that much. So here are some tips, recipes, and products to get you started with your DIY home foot spa.


 DIY Foot Spa

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How To:

  • Prepare a foot soak. Soak your feet for 10-30 minutes, then towel dry.
  • Clean your feet with a towel and remove any remaining dirt, especially under your toenails.
  • Use a foot scrub to massage and exfoliate your feet, rinse and towel dry.
  • Apply moisturizing foot lotion (or body lotion).
  • Wipe off lotion from the toenail area if you’re going to paint your nails afterwards.

Foot Soak / Foot Detox Recipes:

  • Aromatherapy Foot Soak: Mix a few drops of peppermint oil or lavender oil with warm water.
  • Almond and Milk Soak: Add 1 tablespoon of almond oil and 1 cup of powdered milk into a bowl of warm water.
  • Honey Foot Soak: You need to mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of liquid soap,  and 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil. Dissolve in warm water.
  • Sea Salt Soak: Pour half a cup of sea salt into a tub of warm water.
  • Epsom Salt Soak: Just add epsom salts to any foot soak of your choice if your feet are swollen.
  • Ultimate Salt Soak: Add 1 cup of Epsom salts, 1 cup of sea salt, and 2 cups of baking soda in an airtight container. Use the mixture for future foot bath detox.
  • Salt and Ginger Soak: Mix 1 cup of Epsom salts and 2 tablespoons of ginger into a tub of warm water.
  • Salt and Tea Detox Soak: Put 1 cup of Epsom salts, 1 peppermint tea bag and 1 chamomile tea bag in a basin of hot water. Let the teabags steep for 10 minutes.
Read also:  The Celeteque Advanced Anti-Aging Trio

Foot Scrub Recipes:

  • Sugar Scrub: Exfoliate your feet with a sugar scrub and a pumice stone.
  • Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub: Mix sugar with olive oil.
  • Sea Salt Scrub: Combine 1 cup sea salt and 1/4 cup olive oil, almond oil, or baby oil.
  • Peppermint Foot Scrub: Mix 1 cup of sugar, olive oil or coconut oil, and a few drops of peppermint oil.
  • Oatmeal and Aloe Vera Scrub: Grind into a blender 1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal. Add 1/4 cup sea salt and 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel.


TIP: My ultimate tip for baby soft and smooth feet? Apply petroleum jelly all over your feet, wear a pair of socks, then leave them overnight. 🙂


It would be great if you can get your hands (and feet!) on a foot spa massager.


Foot Spa Massager


My foot spa set. I’ve stocked up a few essentials for those lazy days. All three are available at Landmark and Watson’s Personal Care Stores.
Lander Peppermint Relaxing Foot Soak (PhP 110)
Freeman Bare Foot Creamy Pumice Foot Scrub (PhP 175)
Lander Peppermint Invigorating Foot Lotion (PhP 110)


Lander Foot Soak


 For women who want to achieve fairer and whiter feet, try the Happy Heels Foot Whitening Therapy Set with all the goodness of tea tree oil, calamansi extract, and peppermint. You can purchase these from Snoe Beauty for only PhP 350.




Treat your feet once in a while with foot masks! I suggest this specific foot mask from Purederm. It is very effective for severely dry and calloused feet. Read my review here: Purederm Intensive Repair Foot Mask with Avocado






Published: 2012-10-08 16:35:01

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