DIY Pedicure for Stress Relief

Washing feet

When those 12 hour days take over, your feet and doing double duty. Nothing is better than enjoying the pleasures of a pedicure to ease the workday in the comfort of your own home.

Don’t cheat yourself out of the foot soak just because you’re doing your pedi at home. This step does more than clean your feet and make you feel amazing. It also softens dead skin cells in preparation for exfoliation.

As you let a tub fill with warm water, remove all traces of old polish. Add to the water a teaspoon of tea tree oil (to banish stinky bacteria), a capful of witch hazel (to cleanse and tone), a half cup of Epsom salts (to rejuvenate), and three drops of peppermint or rosemary oil (to heal and freshen). Soak your feet for five to 10 minutes. Short on time? Toss in a packaged mix, such as Earth Therapeutics Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak ($8)

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