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Guest Post: The Lovely Luxury of a Foot Massage!

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Amy Wilkins, a writer for FrugalDad.com is guest~posting today and sharing easy steps for creating our own foot scrubs...while enjoying a homespun version of that soothing frugal luxury...the humble foot massage!


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6 Steps for a Great Foot Rub


Are your feet tired? Do they hurt? Foot scrubs are a wonderful way to relax and pamper yourself as well as get rid of rough spots on the feet. It will help your feet feel wonderful. In fact, they’ll thank you for making this product. Your wallet will also thank you, because you will also have saved by doing it yourself! Take these steps for some fresh feet.

1. Collect and/or Buy the Ingredients: {Look about the house and pantry first, before buying anything.}
You will need about a cup of sugar, 3 lemons, 3 limes, sweet almond oil, 15 mint leaves and a dash of baking soda. Hints: {You may substitute olive or coconut oil for the almond oil, and essential mint or lavender oils for mint leaves if needs be.} Refuse to pay the whole price by using coupons found in newspapers, magazines and online. Make sure and comparison shop. Make stores live up to their price match policies if they have one. :)


2. Make the Foot Scrub: Put 3 tablespoons of sugar into a blender. Add ¼ cup baking soda to the sugar. Then, add one tablespoon almond oil. Next add the 15 mint leaves. Finally add the lemons and limes. Put the whole lemons and limes in the blender. Blend until crushed. It should look somewhat like oatmeal.


3. Massage massage the scrub into the feet. {Home Reflexology} Take each toe and press firmly, but gently, on the tip of each toe. Hold the pressure on each toe for three seconds. Next find the small round area just behind your little toe on each foot. Press here for 20 seconds. Then move to the ball of your foot. Put pressure here firmly but gently. Lastly, put pressure on the bottom of the foot just below your ankle.



4.Bathe the Foot
: Using a clean wash cloth and warm water, wash off the foot scrub. Your feet are beginning to feel better, aren’t they? Applying pressure to these points will help your whole body feel better. Scientist do not quite understand why, but they know that it works. Believe me, you will not care at this point!


5. Use a Golf Ball
: Take a golf ball and run it under the ball of your foot for twenty seconds. This will help your feet feel even better. Again, think about the pressure points and try to hold the golf ball there. Have you put yourself into heaven yet? Your feet sure do feel better! {This is also a lovely way to give yourself a homemade foot massage while watching your favorite movie or television episode...if you haven't the time or energy for the entire ritual.}


6. Apply Lotion : The last step is to rub some wonderful smelling lotion into your feet. This is the finishing touch. Knowing that you saved even more money by making the foot scrub at home will make you feel even better. The whole process will take only a few minutes. Go and try it now, as you deserve it. Women in particular do not spend enough time taking care of themselves. This is an easy recipe to follow and you will save lots of money over the expensive foot scrubs that you find in stores. Relax for a few minutes.


Amy Wilkins likes to write about home remedies, massage & Buy.com Coupon Codes.

4 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Wonderful post Amy,
I confess I do not take good care of my feet. You post encourges me too!! Thank you, and you to Tracey my dear xox Clarice

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Like yours, Clarice, my feet have been sadly neglected! This post inspired me to give them a little more attention. :)
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Nicole Gamble said...

Interesting post, I am so glad that I have visited your site. Really useful information!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Thanks so much Nicole..
So glad you enjoed the visit!
Warmly,
Tracey

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