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3 DIY Self-Care Products

I’ve made three homemade self-care products that I would like to share with you. Self-care products are essential for wellness. Wellness is purposefully making choices for a good life where you have mental, social and physical peace where ever you are at any given moment throughout life’s changes.

Once you learn to make these three personal care products you will never have to buy them again. Plus, and perhaps more importantly, when you make your own products you know precisely what  ingredients goes into making them.

All of these do-it-yourself products pertain to keeping your feet happy and healthy. Most often we do not think of our feet because they are covered up inside of our shoes. We are so dependent on our feet to get us everywhere we need to go. They are such hard workers for us and often are so overlooked and forgotten. You do not need expensive spa treatments to take care of your feet; instead you can make these  homemade self-care products for your feet.

Coffee Sugar Foot Scrub

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baby oil
  • 1 tsp. coffee grounds
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil

Simply mix all ingredients together in a bowl and store in a container with a lid. When ready to use, scoop out a bit to scrub and exfoliate your feet.

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Foot Soak

  • 1/2 cup Eucalyptus Epsom Salt
  • Food color
  • Baking powder

Simply mix all ingredients together in a bowl using as much or as little food coloring to get your desired color. Also add a bit of baking powder to soak up any liquid food color added to the mixture so that the mixture is relatively dry to the touch. Store  the foot soak in a container with a lid. When ready to use, pour out the desired amount into a warm water foot bath. Let your feet relax in this warm foot bath as you relax and rejuvenate.

Peppermint & Chocolate Whipped Foot Butter

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/8 cup avocado oil
  • Peppermint essential oil

Use a double boiler to melt cocoa butter. Once it is melted, remove from heat and mix in the rest of the ingredients except for the peppermint essential oil. Place the mixture into the refrigerator to set, or thicken up. Once the mixture is thicken, add the desired amount of peppermint essential oil. Whip the mixture with a hand-held mixture until soft peaks form. Store the foot butter in a container with a lid. To use the foot butter scoop out the desired amount and massage into feet. You may slip on a pair of socks to let the foot butter soak into feet overnight.

I know you will enjoy making and using these homemade personal care products. You can make these products for yourself or give them as gifts to family and friends for holidays and birthdays.

In addition, you can arrange a fun girl’s day with a group of close friends and craft these products. This would be a great activity to do with your friends as you catch up on gossip or laugh over old memories. Doing activities with friends help to build strong friendships and strong friendships lead to healthy living. Also, do-it-yourself personal care products help you feel and look your best.

Enjoy creating and changing these products to fit your needs!

Published on May 20, 2019

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