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How to do your pedicure and manicure at home using natural products and spending less

Welcome back to my blog and another post of our staycation selfcare episode day 2.

How is everyone doing today? I’m sending love, positive energy and light to everyone out there.

So on today’s post, I will be sharing with everyone simple steps, using natural products and spending less money to achieve a smooth, soft, clean feet and hands.

What you need

  • Two bags of tea (English tea, regular liptop or green)
  • Bath wash (olay is one the best bath wash)
  • Spa salt
  • Epsom salt
  • Cuticle softener and remover (you can make yours)
  • Scraper
  • Pumice stone
  • Foot brush (it’s sometimes 3 in 1 which has brush, pumice stone and scrapper)
  • Foot and hand scrub (brown sugar and oil)
  • Hand and foot cream
  • Foot spa bath massager or just use a regular bowl like me 😊
  • Massage oil (I use jojoba mixed with eucalyptus oil)

All you need in pictures

3 in 1 brush


Directions

Pedicure

  • Pour warm water in your foot spa massager or bowl
  • Add the content in the tea bag inside (open the tea bag)
  • Add your spa salt and Epsom salt
  • Add your preferred essential oil (I use jojoba oil mixed with eucalyptus oil)
  • Add cuticle softener to your toes nail bed and allow it stay for few seconds
  • Apply a little cuticle softener on your heel with the bath wash
  • Soak your feet inside the water containing these ingredients and let it stay in for 20-30mins (you are at home, take your time)
  • Bring your feet out and use your cuticle remover to take out the dead skin from your toe nails bed
  • Bring out your scrapper and scrub out the dead skin on your heel area and also use the pumice stone for a good effect
  • Add bath wash to another clean water in a bowl which means you need the foot spa massager and a bowl or two bowls if you are not using the a spa massager
  • Wash your feet and toes with the brush
  • Use your scrub either homemade or the package products. If you are using homemade, use clean beach sand mixed with olay wash, brown sugar and oil. The beach sand will give it sharp scrub effect on your feet.
  • After scrubbing, rinse your feet with water and towel dry it
  • Use the smooth part of the scrapper that looks like sand paper to smoothen out the roughness of the scrub.
  • Rinse again with the wash
  • Massage your feet with oil and foot cream

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Manicure

This is very simple and I don’t do much. I just add cuticle softener to my nail beds on my fingers, scrub with a mild homemade scrub and a little sharp during dry season, wash my hands and massage with oil and hand cream.

Importance of these homemade products

Tea bag: it contains antioxidants which are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures.

It can soften and deodorize feet.
The green tea is naturally antibacterial, and will get rid of any smell and it exfoliate for refreshed, soft feet.

Brown sugar: Brown sugar’s granulated particles exfoliate your skin, clearing away dry and dead skin cells. This helps create a smoother skin and lends a youthful glow. Brown sugar also has anti-bacterial properties and glycolic acid that keeps your skin radiant and healthy.

Essential oil for feet: Jojoba and eucalyptus oil helps relieve muscle and joint pain.

Here you have it and I hope this helps in a way to relax your sore feet. Catch my next post soon.

Thank you for reading…

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