Natural recipes for pedicures ……………………………………………………………………..
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. vitamin E oil
Combine and massage into nails and cuticles
1 Tsp. natural clay
1 tsp. olive oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
Mix into a paste and put into a sterile ointment jar or small pot. Wash and clean old make up jars, they make great storage containers! Massage into nails and cuticles.
Sweet Milk Foot Soak
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp. moisturizing lotion
2 cups milk
7 cups water
In a large saucepan, heat the milk and water. When steaming, add sugar and lotion and mix to a slightly soupy consistency. Allow to cool, till the mixture is cool enough for you to place feet in. Pour into a bowl large enough to fit both feet. Soak for 10 minutes. You can either rinse now, or use some extra sugar to scrub your feet. Rinse well then apply moisturizer.
Peppermint Massage Oil
10 tsp. grape seed oil
3 drops eucalyptus oil
4 drops rosemary oil
2 drops peppermint oil
these oils can be bought at any natural store or even some craft stores.
Combine oils. Store in a small jar.
Warm up oil before doing any massage. Your toes will love the minty, refreshing feeling!
Hand & Foot Exfoliator
2 Tlbsp of fine sea salt
2 heaped tsp fine oatmeal (same kind as in your cupboard)
1 tsp. baking soda
Combine ingredients, and add enough water to make a paste. Apply to skin and rub gently. Rinse and gently pat dry.
Minty fresh nail Whitener
2 tsp.whitening tooth paste
1 tsp.lemon juice
Mix ingredients to form a paste. Apply to nails and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse well. The lemon removes stains and the tooth paste will whiten and buff nail beds.
Tips for storage
Since these are all natural recipes, no preservatives are added. Store in refrigerator for as long as you would normally keep fruit. Maximum 2 weeks, sealed.
Ideas for storage:
- baby food jars
- make up jars such as the ones that eye shadows come in or foundation jars, skin care jars or any small glass jar