Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Okay, so now that we have a new house to think about, finances will be tight for a little while. Which means, no more pampering for me for a while! Boo hooo hooo, I will desperately miss my pedicures! My feet take such a beating here in south Florida, I haven't worn a pair of closed toe or closed heel shoes in years (well, except winter visits up north and then my feet just hurt!). I know some are thinking that it must be a faux-pas to wear sandals to the office, but it's an unspoken rule down here, that sandals can and do look great with professional outfits, including blazers (though one rarely wears those either due to the heat). So, the word is, our feet take a tremendous beating and pedicures are a way of life for even the busiest working mom.

In a desperate attempt to somehow savage my destroyed, aching feet, I took to the world wide web to find an all natural, homemade scrub. I ran across the following recipe, mixed it up and looked at it thinking, yeah, this is going to help (*sarcasm*). It looked like a runny green nasty mush that couldn't possible soften my feet. Well let me tell you, I woke up this morning with the most supple heels I think I've ever had. Coupled with my vaseline remedy I'll do tonight, I think my feet will be softer than even a professional spa pedicure (though I did miss the wonderful leg massage). Anyways, I just had to pass this along!

Get out your coffee grinder and grind some oats into 2 tablespoons (not two tablespoons of oats then ground, but two tablespoons of ground oats).

Mix with 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablesppons aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice , 1 teaspoon of almond or olive oil (I used olive oil)

Massage gently into your feet and rinse off with warm water.

I soaked my feet in some warm water with some olive oil first, to soften the skin a little. This is before I apply the scrub, then I push and cut the cuticles and then add some foot lotion when dry (note, not on the toes - you still have to add nail polish!)

All in all, this took about a half an hour to complete and my feet feel fabulous and my toes look great! They truly look like a professional job, and all for nothing, just with stuff I already had around the house!

I've been doing the following for a long time - once a week, I'l rub vaseline all over my feet right before bed and then put on a pair of socks and sleep in them. Oh, this feels good too - but only for those of you that can stand to wear socks to bed.

Catch you later!


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  2. Jenn--

    I swear by the PedEgg. Yes, As Seen on TV, but it is wonderful!

    Also, take two or three of the old lemons (limes work too) that are a little too ripe to use, but not quite ready to discard-- I seem to always have them sitting around. Microwave for about a minute to get the juices flowing, then slice and put in a large bowl of hot water. Soak your feet, and you can even rub the rind directly on your heels. The alpha-hydroxies work wonders,and are all-natural. You can even put the remainders in the garbage disposal to freshen up your kitchen when you're finished!

    Love the new house, BTW. Congrats!


  3. Great idea, I always have lemons around too, if not just to keep the house fresh, and now I have yet another use too! I also have the PedEgg and love it!