The weather is warming up, and it’s almost time to trade in your snow boots for sandals. Get your feet smooth and summer-ready with three simple steps. It’s easy to add these steps to your weekly routine so your feet can stay fab from April through August!
Step One: Exfoliate
A sugar scrub will gently slough off old skin cells to reveal your soft and smooth feet. This DIY essential oil-infused scrub smells great and will transform your feet.
- ¼ cup + 2 T V-6™Vegetable Oil Complex
- 5 drops Bergamot
- 2 drops Wintergreen
- ¾ cup raw sugar
In a small bowl, mix V-6 oil with essential oils. Add mixture to raw sugar in a larger bowl and combine thoroughly. Store in an airtight jar.
When applying in the bath, you may want to use a pumice stone to speed up the exfoliation process; however, avoid scrubbing your calluses raw or removing them altogether. Remember, they are there to protect your feet. Simply buff them smooth and avoid any cuts or lacerations that could invite infection.
HINT: Use about a tablespoon for each foot. Be careful: The scrub can make your shower slippery! I find that washing and thoroughly rinsing one foot before the other helps me avoid slipping.
Step Two: Cuticle Care
After a shower or bath, gently push your cuticles back in preparation for a DIY cuticle treatment. You can use a pedicure tool or a towel.
Fill an empty 15-ml bottle about halfway with V-6. Add 20 drops of Tea Tree oil, and then continue to add more V-6 until the bottle is full. To use, add 1 drop to your cuticles and rub in until absorbed.
HINT: Use an AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment on the top of your 15-ml bottle to make application of this treatment quick and easy.
Step Three: Moisturize
Young Living offers fantastic moisturizers, including Genesis™, Lavender, Sensation™ Hand & Body Lotion, and KidScents®lotions. If you do not have a favorite, purchase a couple of options in your next order and start finding your new favorite.
HINT: Before going to bed, generously massage your favorite Young Living lotion all over your feet and legs, and then put on a pair of moisturizing socks.
Whether you make this DIY pedicure a part of your spring cleaning routine or decide to do it every day, these three simple steps are sure to keep your feet happy and ready for the sunshine!
Do you have your own pedicure routine? Tell us about it in the comments!
Gloria Russo—International and Portfolio Brand Manager, Personal Care