I’m a major proponent of purchased pedicures. I love walking into a salon and having some other person work his or her magic on my little tootsies. All that scrubbing and buffing and painting–and don’t forget the massage finale–puts a lady in a fine mood. Honestly, I have absolutely zero problem spending $25 or $30 on myself (err…my feet) every once in a while.
With that said, there are a few occasions where an at-home pampering session is just…necessary. Maybe you’re prepping for a hot date and you want to make sure all your piggies are in pristine condition. Maybe you’ve had a really long day and you just need a foot soak to take your mind off the rude lady from the subway or your boss’s seemingly-incessant criticism. Perhaps you just want to primp–a natural-born right bestowed upon all women.
Whatever your reasoning, I’m here to inspire your own DIY foot spa sesh. We’ll start at the very beginning.
Your Own Foot Spa Right at Home
Soak Those Bad Boys
Fill a large basin with medium-to-hot water. I like to use a litter box because it’s cheap and large enough for both feet. You can invest in a made-for-feet basin or even try large bowls. The choice is yours. Add about a cup of Epsom salts and a little bit of lotion or body wash and mix. You can also use essential oil. Let your feet soak for a good 10 to 15 minutes. Sometimes I just wait until the water gets cold, but I’m kind of lazy.