DIY: Foot and Hand Scrubs!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Easy, natural homemade foot and hand scrubs will help keep your hands and feet silky smooth despite this harsh dry winter weather! Carol Joyce, Owner of White Buffalo Herbs in Warwick, showed us how to make some for a relaxing spa day at home!

Orange Delight Foot Scrub
1 cup White (or Natural) Sugar
½ cup Olive or Coconut Oil
3 capsules of Vit E (opened)
20 drops Orange Essential Oil

Mix well. Pour into sterile jar. It will keep well for up to 2 months.
To use: Put towel on floor. Place clean foot basin on towel. Place feet inside basin. Rub generous amount of Foot Scrub all over feet. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water & dry feet. AAAAAAAAAAAH!

(Hint: Replace white sugar with brown sugar & EO with ½ tsp Vanilla Extract for a simply delicious combo, instead)

Herbal Foot Bath
12 qt plastic Foot Basin
Warm Water
¼ cup favorite dry herbs (lavender & calendula are nice)
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Place foot basin on towel on floor by a comfy chair. Shut off telephone. Put on favorite music. Put hot water in a thermos (to top up the foot basin).
Fill the foot basin ½ way up with very warm water. Add herbs & EO.
Sit down & immerse feet for at least 10 minutes. Add warm water from thermos as it cools.
Remove right foot 1st & dry. Spray with favorite Aromatherapy spray. Rub with herbal lotion & put warm socks on. Repeat with left foot. Bliss!
Another way to relax is to do a Hand Soak instead of the foot bath. This is easy & feels good.

Foot Relief Aromamist

Distilled water
1 oz. Spray bottle (preferably glass)
Towel for spills
4-10 drops Essential Oil

Pour distilled water into glass spray bottle to almost full. Glass works best as plastic allows the essential oil to evaporate out. Do not use tap or spring water.
Add 6-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. (Suggest 4 drops of peppermint, or 5 drops of rosemary.)
Cap & shake.
Ready to spray your feet for a cooling experience! Delightful!

Lemon Lift Hand Scrub
1 cup white sugar
½ cup Coconut Oil
3 capsules Vit E (opened)
20 drops Lemon EO
½ Lemon sliced thinly
Clean Jar

Mix well. Pour into sterile jar. It will keep well for up to 2 months.
For use: Keep on Kitchen Sink. Rub 1 Tablespoon over & into hands. Rinse with warm water (add gentle soap, if too greasy)

Herbal Hand Soak
Warm Water
1/8 cup favorite dry herbs
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Towel & Favorite hand lotion

Sit at kitchen table. Pour warm water into a large bowl, add herbs. Immerse hands & soak for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off hands & dry with a towel. Rub in lotion & feel relaxed!

Medicinal Hand Soak
(For cracked, chapped hands & fingers)
4 cups Pyrex Container
Boiling water
2 Tbsp WBH Hand Tea
4-5 drops Lavender EO

Place herb mixture into open quart container. Pour 1 cup boiling water over herbs. Steep 15 minutes. Add Lavender EO & cool water to ½ way mark. Immerse hands & soak for 20 minutes to help heal!

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