A good scrub to use on your hands and feet is an apricot scrub. Here is what you will need 1\2 cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon, 2 tablespoons of apricot oil. Combine all the ingredients and massage into hands up to your wrists, also scrub into nail bed. The lemon juice will also help remove any nail stains. Repeat the process with your feet. After you rinse the scrub off apply your favourite cream to your hands and feet. Repeat this 1x week.
Apply cream to hands and feet when done. Any extra scrub you have left you can keep it in a glass jar with a lid in the fridge; you can keep it for a week. You can do this scrub 1 to 2 x weeks. This next scrub is to be used on your feet only, and it’s a great exfoliator. Here is what you will need, 4 strawberries, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mash up the strawberries with a fork and mix in the other ingredients. Then scrub feet for 2 minutes and rinse, then apply your favourite cream. Strawberries are high in alpha hydroxy acids, great for exfoliating.
If your nails on your hands need some strengthening, try this nail strengthening soak. Take 2 egg yolks beaten, 1\4 cup of milk, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix ingredients in a bowl and soak nails for 15 minutes, then rinse well. After apply cuticle oil. Protein from the eggs and calcium from the milk will make those nails strong again. You can do this soak 2 to 3 x a week.
I have a nightly ritual that involves coconut oil. I put a good amount of coconut oil on my feet and toe nails after I shower, then I put on a pair of cotton socks. In the morning your feet will be super soft. I hope your feet and hands will be summer ready with these recipes. Enjoy trying them.