With the holidays around the corner and the hustle and bustle of
decorating, wrapping, and baking in our midst, we sometimes forget
about pampering ourselves. What if you could do something at-home
while you did other things that might feel like you're at a
After asking friends and readers, one of the biggest pins that
people wanted to know whether or not it worked was a Listerine
Foot Soak. Time to put it to the test!
What you'll need:
The "recipe" is pretty simple. Mix the liquid ingredients
together in a large bowl and soak feet for about 10 minutes. When
done, dead skin and tougher portions of built-up calluses should be
easily removed and brushed away.
Now the real question-did it work? Some benefits to the soak
were that I had everything on hand. Whether in my kitchen or
bathroom, I already had the ingredients. I also thought it created
a lovely smell in my space as I soaked my feet. Even better, I sat
at my kitchen table working on my computer while my feet were being
treated. A definite plus for moms (and dads!) who like to
multi-task. When my 10 minutes were up, my feet felt noticeably
softer, but the recipe did not end in my dead skin just sliding off
and into the bowl.
After thinking about it and looking around on Pinterest for some
feedback, I've put together some suggestions that might help make
this pin work even better for you. Use hot water. If you can stand
it a little warmer, that will help during the soak and also ensures
that the water isn't freezing at the end of the time period. Soak
your feet for longer than the suggested 10-minute time period. Many
pinners found that soaking their feet longer yielded better
results. Finally, be wary of discolorations in your feet as a
result. Some pinners mentioned that different brands and varieties
of mouthwash might temporarily stain your skin. Using yellow brands
seemed to result in less of that.
Have you tried at home pampering ideas from Pinterest? How are
you using those to prep yourself for the holidays? Share and see
more on our boards.
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