Do you kick your shoes off every chance you get and walk barefoot whenever possible?
Born into a farming family, and a country girl at heart, I’ve always been one to avoid wearing shoes. I remember stepping on a honey bee or two while picking strawberries in my Aunt Sandy’s strawberry field when I was a kid. (Yes, I said field, not patch – it was incredible!) And really, why would anyone wear shoes in the summer. There’s something completely refreshing about stepping barefoot through soft green grass.
I grew in old Victorian style home with a wrap around porch. We spent hours swinging in the porch swing and playing random games – all barefoot of course. If the bottoms of my feet weren’t black by the end day then I didn’t play hard enough.
We have a huge screened in porch and deck on our home now. I slide open the sliding glass door and let the fresh air in every chance I get. Frequently, I enjoy our outdoor living space barefoot. But, now I’m a little older and my skin doesn’t bounce back as fast. So, walking barefoot can really wreak havoc on my feet. Luckily my sister and I came up with a solution a few years ago.
Say goodbye to rough heels with a handmade softening Coconut Lavender Foot Scrub!
Seriously, you have to try this recipe! I have purchased countless lotions promising the end dry soles, without much result.
What’s missing in those foot lotions? Exfoliation!
Before you try to lock in moisture, you must exfoliate! Scoop 1 tablespoon of Coconut Lavender Foot Scrub in your hand. Gently press the sugar granules in the body scrub in a circular motion onto rough areas of the feet to smooth. Rinse and repeat as necessary.
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Coconut Lavender Foot Scrub Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon lavender buds
4 – 2 oz airtight glass jars
How to Make a Homemade Foot Scrub:
In a small bowl whisk the coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and sugar together. Blend in 8 drops of lavender essential oil while constantly whisking.
Add lavender buds and use a fork or spatula to blend and mash to create a body scrub. Store scrub in an airtight container for up to one month.
Yields: 4 – 2 oz glass jars
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