To kick off our DIY half term we have one for the Mum’s!
This May half term we are getting crafty.Turn off the television, put down the Ipad and get out the glue stick – Haven’s DIY May half term is here!
And it’s not just the kids that we’re trying to entertain, we have some amazing hand-made Spa treats you can try at home.
With summer sneaking up on us faster than a child whizzing down a waterslide we thought we’d share with you our favourite way to treat your feet, leaving them ready for sun, sea, sand and…sandals! We’ve got a four-ingredient recipe that’ll take no time to whip up, but will leave your tootsies looking lovely for a long time.
Firstly, let’s give you the low-down on the four ingredients and their benefits:
Honey: what with honey being anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial AND a great moisturiser, we think it’s fair to say it’s one of our favourite natural beauty products.
Oatmeal: when it’s finely ground, oatmeal (or porridge, if you fancy) is a brilliant gentle exfoliant and natural moisturiser, thanks to the beta-glucan hidden in its structure.
Bicarbonate of Soda: coarse, but not too coarse, bicarbonate of soda is the perfect exfoliant for removing the top layer of dead skin cells. It’s also low in chemicals, meaning it’s better for you.
Olive oil: a perfect natural moisturiser, olive oil is a great way to soften your skin thanks to its vitamin A and E content. It’s also full of antioxidants that help rebuild your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Win, win.
• 50g of honey (clear or set)
• 25g of bicarbonate of soda
• 25g of finely ground oatmeal
• 2tbsp of olive oil
This couldn’t be simpler if we tried. Dollop the honey, bicarbonate of soda and oatmeal in a bowl and mix all together until it forms a doughy paste. Add the olive oil and mix until it’s a loose but spreadable texture.
Grab a tea towel, a bath towel and head to the bathroom. Lay the tea towel on the ground, pop your feet on it and start to gently massage in the scrub, paying attention to your heels and the underside of your toes. Once you’ve finished rubbing it in, let it sit for a while (10 minutes, if you can manage it!).
When you’re ready to rinse it off, dip your feet into warm water and let the residue float off. Carefully rub the rest of the scrub off your feet and then pat dry. Your buffed feet should now feel as smooth as honey (and smell pretty darn good too)!
*Cover photo – source blueandclover.com