Honey has been used for body care since ancient Egyptians got wise to the fact that the sticky stuff healed their rough-living wounds, and quickly at that. Research has since identified antibacterial properties that demonstrate its ability to expedite wound healing, including a hygroscopic inclination to pull moisture from substances, causing dehydration and hindering the growth of bacteria in the process. Whatever the scientific variables may be, the simple truth is, honey heals.
When applying this honey regimen to your feet, be sure to begin with clean toenails. If you’re due for a trim, now’s the time to hop to it. Then slide your feet into this warm foot bath, which combines the healing properties of honey with those of apple cider (also antibacterial and antifungal) and lemon (the fruit’s acids slough off dead skin cells).
Honey & Lemon Foot Soak
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1–2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1. Fill a large container or tub with warm water.
2. Pour in the honey and vinegar. Whisk to combine.
3. Top the water with the lemon slices.
4. Soak your feet for 15–20 minutes.
5. Remove from soak, dry thoroughly with a towel, and then apply Honey & Sugar Foot Scrub.
Honey & Sugar Foot Scrub
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
2. Stir to fully combine.
3. Using firm strokes, massage the scrub into your feet.
4. Rinse off with warm water and dry feet completely with a towel. Save any unused portion in a lidded container and use within one month.
Recipe courtesy of Design Sponge