Coffee can wake up the sleepiest heads. Almost all of us love a cup of fresh and hot coffee to wake us up in the mornings. Then why not use this powerful product for waking up our tired feet too! Yes, it does sound a bit quirky but coffee can really do wonders to your tired and aching feet. A coffee foot soak is something which can prove to be very relaxing after a long day of work.
It is a wide known fact that coffee is a great anti-oxidant. It helps reversing the ageing of our skin and also helps in combating wrinkles and age lines. Coffee contains compounds which can help in cleaning the skin and lightening it. Most importantly, coffee is a huge relaxant. Apart from restoring the cells and correcting them, it also works greatly on tired skin. Read on to find out how to make a relaxing and effective foot soak.
Things Needed For Coffee Foot Soak –
2 ½ cups of freshly brewed coffee (do not use instant coffee)
1 tub of hot water
1 clean tub to soak the feet
Coarsely grounded coffee
Process Of Coffee Foot Soak –
Cool the brewed coffee for around 30 minutes before soaking the feet. Make sure you use fresh coffee and not instant coffee. Instant coffee has a lot of added chemicals which reduce the benefits of coffee.
Pour this cooled coffee liquor to the hot water in the clean tub. Mix well.
Add half a cup of coarse sea salt to this mixture. The sea salt has scrubbing and exfoliating effect. Refrain from buying fine sea salt.
To this soak, add the coarsely grounded coffee powder.
Finish off by adding a few drops of vanilla extract. Coffee and vanilla are a great combination. You can also add your choice of fragrance, but vanilla is one of the best available options.
Decorate with a few coffee beans thrown in the tub.
The relaxing coffee foot soak is ready. Dip your feet in this heavenly concoction and relax for around 30 minutes. If the water cools, add a mug or two of hot water to balance the temperature.
Take out your feet and wipe them clean with a soft towel.
Once done, moisturize with a good moisturizer.
This foot soak is best when teamed with a complete coffee pedicure. Do not fret; you can carry that out at your home. Prepare a coffee scrub by mixing some sea salt, coffee powder, vanilla extract and olive oil. Now clean your feet well with this scrub by rubbing this scrub in circular motions till the salt starts dissolving. Once done, wash with lukewarm water. After this, dip the feet in the foot soak.
This kind of pedicure should be carried out once a week for clean and rejuvenated feet. It helps in removing dirt and toning. Always use pure products for the foot soak and scrub. Coffee used in this soak should be grounded from fresh beans. Refrain from using instant coffee as it has added chemicals and flavoring agents which reduce the beautifying effect of coffee. This foot soak is very easy to make and very effective. Try it out today!