Do you like Pinterest? I do. I can while away a good hour or more pinning ideas and sites to my various boards. So I thought to myself, “Self, you need to start doing some Pinterest reviews on your blog.” And I replied, “You are so right! Way to go you!” At which I blushed. And then realized I was complimenting myself…hmmm. I digress. All that to say, that this is the first of my many Pinterest Reviews that I will post for you. I’ll try out the pins so you don’t have to. First up? The Detoxing Foot Soak.
I’m a sucker for anything that will make my feet soft and smooth. This pin boasts that it will result in gorgeous feet. I had to try it. Finding a bowl large enough to fit my size 10s was a bit of a challenge but my local HomeGoods had something that worked so I purchased it and made my way back home. I had Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar and a pumice stone already so I was set to go.
If you haven’t made your self familiar with apple cider vinegar yet, it’s a hugely popular item these days. One can find oodles of articles on this miracle product. Home remedies range from curing a sinus infection to making your hair shine like the light of a thousand suns. I can tell you that I did try it recently for a sinus infection and no go. It just tasted terrible and made me want to retch. I have not experimented with the hair claims and honestly I am not sure I want to trust my tresses to something this acidic. However that acidity used against the dead skins cells on my tootsies? I’ll give it a go.
When I mixed the ingredients as listed above in the pin the, shall I say, aroma was pretty strong. Not the spa-like feeling I was wishing for, but I trudged ahead and submerged my feet into the warm, salty acid-water. It felt awesome. Honestly, it did. 15 minutes went by so fast. I could tell that the Epsom salts had worked too because my feet weren’t as sore as they had been previously. The callouses were definitely softened too. After rinsing my feet I (vigorously) scrubbed them with my pumice stone, dried them and massaged in some minty foot lotion.
The result? Amazingly soft and beautiful feet. The dead skin pretty much melts off when using the pumice stone and I couldn’t believe how soft they were. I would absolutely recommend trying this foot soak. I know it will extend the time in between my pedicures which will save me money (and who doesn’t like to save money?) It’s inexpensive, quick and relaxing. I can’t wait for my next soak!!
Until next time,
The Blushing Baker 😉