Pedicures can leave tired, worn down feet feeling soft, and fresh. Your feet carry your body weight during the day sometimes enduring painful shoes or conditions. The following recipe is super easy and takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the length of time you prefer on your foot massage.Keep reading for a soothing pedicure in 3 easy to follow steps.
The following is a list of items needed to achieve a soothing pedicure.
-2 plastic rectangular containers/ foot spa
-lavender or rosemary oil (optional)
-massage stones (optional)
-antibacterial moisturizing soap
-4 small towels
-nail polish remover
-base & top coat
-small bag for trash
Fill plastic containers up with warm water and stir in 2-3 tbsp. of sea salt and oils in each one. Squeeze half a lemon into each container.Soak two towels in hot (not scalding you don’t want to burn yourself) water, wring out excess water, and roll them up so they are ready when needed. Remove any nail polish, sit down in a comfortable area and place both feet in containers. Let your feet soak for 2-5 minutes.
*Pro-Tip: If you’re using plastic containers instead of a foot spa, keep warm water or a sink near to keep the water clean each time you dip your feet back in.
Use soap and foot scrub to cleanse feet and remove dead skin. Take one foot out of the containers and use one of the warm towels to dry and massage foot. Place towel on floor and use it to prevent your foot from touching the floor. Cut toenails to desired length and use a file to shape evenly. use cuticle oil and around cuticles and the cuticle pusher to push down growing cuticles. Wrap a bit of cotton around an orangewood stick and use it to remove dirt or debris around toenail and under free edge. Use pumice stone to smooth down rough feet. Rub massage lotion between palms of your hands and rub over foot. Use knuckles and palms to massage arch and bottom of foot. Add more lotion if needed and massage toes with fingertips and gently tug at each toe in circular motions. Keep massaging foot, ankle and calf as long as you’d like. Throw away garbage in bag and empty old water to replace with new. Place massage stones at bottom of container and add oil for a soothing soak.
*Pro-Tip: Avoid using a cuticle cutter to prevent cuts, infections or inflammation.
Repeat step 2 on opposite foot. Once complete take the first foot out of the water and use a dry towel to fully dry foot. Take your favorite moisturizing foot lotion, rub a quarter size amount between palms and massage over dry foot. Use base coat, your favorite color of nail polish, seal it with a top coat. Repeat process on opposite foot, sit back and relax till they dry:)