Margarita Spa Pedicure
from Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
The feet are the most neglected part of the body, yet they do a really hard and important job! Here's a recipe for happy, pampered, sandal-ready feet. Be sure to massage and pay special attention to your feet, toes, ankles and calves as you do the steps.
Take off all old polish (if you use polish) If nails are yellowed due to bright polishes, go to the nail restore recipe. If not, skip on to the foot soak recipe.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice
Mix to form a paste, apply as a mask to each toenail. Let sit for a few minutes-then gently scrub with a nailbrush. Rinse, then trim toenails if needed.
Foot soaks are good for sore feet and to soften calluses. If there are any fungus problems with the feet or nails you can add tea tree oil, an anti-fungal to address those issues as well.
- Epsom salts
- Peppermint essential oil
- Glycerin/vitamin E oil (optional)
- Tea tree, spearmint or eucalyptus oil (optional)
Put in a tub of warm water, soak feet for 10-15 minutes. Remove, pat dry and sprite feet with cool water mixed with any of the above essential oils if desired.
Now it's time to soften the feet even further. If you want to take a small detour at this point you can first use the pit of an avocado to massage the feet.
Margaritaville Foot Scrub:
- Any kind of salt (margarita salt if you have it handy)
- Lime juice or
- Lime essential Oil
- Shot of tequila
Mix until slushy, massage into feet, ankles and calves, rinse, then moisturize.
Step 4: Moisturize
Use a moisturizer custom scented with lime or bergamot essential oil, a vanilla or coconut moisturizer or a lavender/peppermint moisturizer. Don't forget to make yourself a margarita!