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Thursday, May 19, 2011

~LET'S PAMPER OURSELVES~........



Hello ladies!


Now that the weather is getting nice, tons of ladies are in full force for pedicures.....Cheer's for pedicures!!!!
I looove pedicures I do them year round , it is a MUST that my feet are always done and looking good.  I am a stickler about that, From years of experience working in hair salons ( and lets not forget the help of beauty school) I learned how to do pedicures...just as if you've went to the nail salon.  Along with a fabulous pedicure comes a good ole fashion foot soaking, and the best thing about this part is if you feel its not time to get an actually pedi.  You can simply skip that part and solely focus on soaking and pampering your feet.....and what's even better than that is ...it can all be done in the comfort of your very own home!

One thing I really enjoy  adding to my foot bath are Essential oils, while many EO's serve different purpose's.  Find one that will suit your needs.  Lavender & Peppermint are my favorites.  You can use them separately one week using lavender EO the following week or two using peppermint EO.  Or you can get super creative and mix them together.  Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang oils are said to be favorites as well, along with tea tree Essential  oil  they all have great soothing effects and lets not forget Eucalyptus and lemon EO'S....all great stuff!

Simple and very easy recipe:

Water ( amount depending on the type of foot bather your using) enough to cover your ankles

2-5 drops of Lavender , peppermint EO ( or Essential Oil of choice)

1/2 cup of  Epsom salt ( love that stuff)

Boil the water , allow it to cool down to your liking,
Add Lavender oil ( or oil of choice) along with the Epsom Salt
soak....relax and ...enjoy!

ANOTHER OPTION:

Following the very same steps, however this time skipping the Epsom Salt.

2-5 drops of peppermint
2 drops of Eucalyptus EO and 1 drop of lemon EO
Sit back and relax!

The very best part about DYI pedicures and foot baths are you know where your tools have been, and  that they are clean and sanitized. 

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, and remember to stay...Naturally Fabulous!

Sit back...Relax...and Enjoy those pedicures!

                             TAKE CARE !:))

7 comments:

ChocolateOrchid said...

Oo-oo-ooh!! Get me started! Thanks for this recipe. I'll be doing that this weekend!

Have a great one!

zainab1 said...

@Chocolate Orchid...Lol!!...Right!...I love it!...Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by CO, take care:))

Tiffany said...

Try this too, you know the glass flat beads...they have them at the dollar store - throw a few of them in your foot bath. GURRRRL they hit the pressure points, I luvs me a pedi and I keep my toes sassy, no designs but I like coral and flesh tones. I luv Summer and Sandals. I will be trying your oils trick, maybe even tomorrow nite.

zainab1 said...

@Tiffany..That sounds great! I'm going to surely try this! thanks for sharing this:))

I loooves me some sandals too. Thanks for stopping by tiffany, take care :))

NaturalBlackOne said...

Nice post! It's definitely "get your feet did season" LOL... It's been a long time since I've went to such detail on my feet, but my foot scrubber does a fantastic job of keeping my feet and toes free of dead skin.

zainab1 said...

@NaturalBlackOne...tHANKS!

Thanks for stopping by NBO, take care:))

zainab1 said...

@NappyHeadedBlack Girl...Kay, I have recieved your comment, but forever reason I am having a hard time posting it...dang blogger.

But to your question yes Iam a licensed beautician, although I am know longer doing hair, after 12 years or so. I got burned out from it, my goal is to someday really soon, godwilling. take some natural hair courses and offer my services catering to natural hair only.

To the second part of your comment, aren;t those recipes great...and your right, there cheap and super easy to do. I love them...enjoy!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by Kay, I apologize again for not being able to post your comment, I dont know what's going on with blogger, but They need to get it together (lol). Take care:))