Baking Soda Foot Scrub
After a long day, soothe feet and get rid of dull skin by soaking worn-out soles in a gentle baking soda bath. Arm & Hammer suggests this recipe: Dissolve three tablespoons of baking soda in a warm-water basin. For extra exfoliation, follow up by gently scrubbing feet with a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Bonus: Baking soda is a natural toenail fungus treatment.
Coffee Grounds Foot Scrub
Don’t throw away those coffee grounds! You can turn them into a scrub that will exfoliate and smooth feet, suggests lifestyle writer Aly Walansky. Mix a few tablespoons of brewed coffee grounds, equal parts with any course sugar, and a tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Rub the wet paste onto skin. Rinse well, she says. “There is oil in it, so you don’t want to slip and slide through your bathroom,” says Walansky. If you use the scrub in the shower, Walansky offers a warning. “You may want to put a coffee filter over the drain,” she says. “Otherwise, you may need to call a plumber.”