I love the changing of the seasons. After months of rain, the sun has finally made an appearance and my Instagram feed is full of pictures of country walks and sunny parks. However, this sudden appearance of the ‘yellow-thing-in-the-sky-they-call-the-sun’ has had one drawback. You see from about mid September last year, I’ve had my grey boots and comfy slippers on permanent rotation and my bare feet have only made their appearance on trips to the shower and back. As a result my feet have mutated into what could only be described as gnarly tree stumps. This is not good.
A few sessions of intense exfoliation and moisturing is what’s needed to get my feet fit for public view again. Here’s my recipe for Lemon Bodyscrub:
- Glass jar
- zest of one lemon
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil (I bought mine from here)
- A few drops of lemon essential oil
- 2 and a half cups granulated sugar
1. If your coconut oil is solid, as mine was, then you can heat it up in a bowl over hot water and stir occasionally. Or if you’re feeling brave, 30 seconds in a microwave will melt it just as well.
2. Stir in the lemon zest, essential oil and the sugar and then decant into a glass jar.
3. Place the jar in the fridge for half an hour so the oil can harden slightly and you’re good to go!
Seriously it’s that easy. You need never buy expensive foot scrubs again.
Apply after a shower or bath and then rinse off. Pat to dry. The sugar exfoliates and then dissolves in the water and the natural oils leave your feet feeling silky smooth.
Plus, it smells good enough to eat!
*CAUTION* I strongly advise that you sit down on the edge of the bath to apply this scrub. The oils make your feet very slippery. A beautiful foot is less beautiful if your leg is in plaster. You have been warned.
Most of these ingredients can be found in your local supermarket and cost very little. So there’s no excuses for tree stump feet. So what are you waiting for? Ready, steady, exfoliate!