I love to walk in the summer, especially in a new town, or when I have friends in town, which makes Calgary seem all shiny and new again. Haley came to visit me this summer, and oh, how we walked. On one particular Sunday we traipsed all throughout Inglewood, sifting through all the fantastic little shops down there. I got a beautiful silver & pearl necklace, and Haley found a great jade and silver ring. And when we got home, we had sore, tired, hot feet. That’s where this great foot mask comes in!
We had quite a bit of fun with these—we mixed them up and applied them on the porch, sipping iced tea as our goopy feet dried out. As the mixture dried it softened our feet (thanks to the lemon juice and citric acid in the mask) and cooled them. We also got lots of giggles out of all the slime, especially as it dried.
Once we washed it off we gave our feet a good scrub with a stiff brush to remove any extra skin that had softened up. Then, a thick coating of unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada) and a pair of socks, and we were set. And, to top the whole luxurious experience off, the cooling, tingly feeling lasted for hours!
Tingly Peppermint Foot Mask
5 tbsp of your favourite clay
1 tbsp peppermint extract (optional, just use 20 drops peppermint EO if you omit)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp seaweed
2 tsp citric acid
15 drops menthol essential oil (or ½ tsp menthol crystals)
10 drops peppermint essential oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
Warm water, as needed
Mix together all the dry ingredients and the essential oils. Add the lemon juice, and enough warm water to make a thick paste.
Smear all over your feet and let dry (I like to do this outside). Once mostly dry and cracking, rinse off. Scrub your feet with a stiff brush, moisturize, and put on some socks. Enjoy your cool, soft, refreshed feet!