Summer means two things to every girl, one is that it’s time to break out the razor and shave your legs regularly again and two, that it’s time to hit the salon for a pedi. Now, I’m not going to lie, I love getting a good pedicure as much as the next girl, but when I recently walked into my salon and noticed they jacked the prices of the spa pedicures to basically a years worth of my college tuition, I was personally offended! So, I turned to the one place I knew had the best homemade spa pedicure recipes –Pinterest, and tested out my favorites. You with me? These are easy and fun to do on a relaxing Sunday night.
For the sake of research, I tried and tested a few different homemade spa pedicure recipes, (much to my boyfriend’s amusement, apparently I was a sight to see with one leg gooped up with coconut oil and the other green from avocado), to see which ones worked the best. After much debate, I’ve finally found recipes that guarantee to have your toes summer ready that can be done in the comfort of your own home, with your Netflix account, and that endless buffet of food known as your fridge within reach.
Coarse Sea Salt
Honey (Natural is best, but I’m poor so I used the golden bear and it worked just fine)
- Combine ½ cup of the sea salt with 1 tsp. of honey and 3 T. of olive oil
- Mix thoroughly
- Scrub mixture onto the heels or other calloused parts of your feet to slough away any dead skin that might be hanging out there and to increase circulation
- Rinse the scrub and massage your feet and legs with the moisturizer of your choice
- Clean up your nails and polish
Things You’ll Need:
Your homemade sea salt scrub (that you just made above)
½ avocado skin, eat the inside for your lunch
Essential oil of choice (Peppermint is awesome, lavender will put you to sleep)
A bathtub or giant bowl if you’re really struggling
- Run warm water and fill your bathtub until you’re ankle-deep (read: warm, not boiling hot)
- Plop in a few drops of your favorite essential oil and dissolve 1/2 cup of the Epsom salts into the water
- Put your feet in and relaaaax. I personally dozed off for a bit, but reading is another great low-key option
- After soaking for a minimum of ten minutes, grab the pumice stone and go to work scrubbing the calluses on the bottom and heels of your feet
- Take the avocado skin and massage it against the spots you just scrubbed with the stone, the idea here is to transfer the skin-enhancing properties of the avocado into your skin
- Take the scrub that you made and rub it over the bits of avocado left on your skin (trust me, this feels amazing). Rinse off.
- Pat off your feet and you're all set to trim and polish your nails!