Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DIY & a package in the mail.

Being almost 40 weeks pregnant is now starting to wear on my body. Mostly my feet. I don't like to sit down all day and do nothing so I'm usually up on my feet cleaning the place up or playing with the cats, and of course I still do a nightly walk with Matt and the dogs. Though as of lately, I've been feeling so much pressure on my feet and they start to ache like crazy. Therefore, I made a nice little foot scrub (followed by a body scrub) in order to have a moment today to sit down and treat myself to a nice pedicure done by yours truly. Its a simple scrub so I thought i'd share it.

Coconut Oil foot scrub

What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup Organic virgin coconut oil. (Either refined or unrefined is fine being that you're using it on your feet).

- 4 tbsp sugar (you can use salt, but I chose sugar).

The process:

Pour 1/2 cup of coconut oil into a jar. 

Then put 4 tablespoons of sugar (or salt) into the oil. 

And mix it all up! (The salt/sugar will separate from the oil, obvs. So you'll have to stir it each time you plan on using it). 

I added some lavender oil into mine, though any scent will work. Or, you don't need to add a scent at all.

And there's your foot scrub! Super simple, and it definitely works! 

Today I decided would be the day to tend to my feet since I plan on deep cleaning our place tomorrow for Mason's arrival so this is what I did for a nice foot bath. 

-Soaked my feet in a bath of 1 cup warm milk (...i know, but its good for the skin.) and 5 cups of warm water for 10 minutes. 
-Then I took my feet out and rubbed the foot scrub all over both my feet and let it sit for a good 5 minutes so they would absorb the oil. 
-I put my feet back into the milk/water bath to rinse them off and then took them out and dried off.
-I then rubbed coconut oil on my feet/nails/cuticles and put on some socks so the oil could properly moisturize my feet. I usually keep the socks on for a minimum of 4 hours if I do this during the day, though if its before I go to sleep I'll just try and keep them on all night. (and I hate sleeping with socks on, so I usually will do it during the day). 
-Once you take off the socks, your feet will feel amazingly smooth! 

In other news...
I got baby's cloth diapers in the mail today! So excited to see his cute little butt in these amazing bumGenius diapers! 

TWO MORE DAYS until our baby boy is here! 


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