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Gentle Minty Feet

This is a three stage treatment, that will take about 20 minutes, leaving your feet wonderfully soft. This is a very gentle treatment, using a scrub with small pumice granules rather than a large pumice stone. It works best on feet that are already in good condition - its a great pick me up after a long hike or a session at the gym. Peppermint is incredibly relaxing, and this home spa treatment is so easy you can do it in your sleep. You can get all the ingredients for this home spa treatment from The Body Shop, either at their physical stores, or online

What you will need

Peppermint Foot Soak

This foot soak contains Epsom Salts which help remove toxins from the skin, and reduce redness and swelling. It also has a fresh, minty aroma.

Pumice Foot Scrub

This scrub contains minute pumice particles to exfoliate your feet, and gently remove hard, dry skin. It is much more gentle than a pumice stone - the particles are set in a gel, which is scented with peppermint.

Peppermint Foot Lotion

Contains cocoa butter and lanolin to moisturize the skin, and peppermint oil to invigorate the senses. The perfect finish.

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Foot spa

You don't really need one of these, but you may have one lying about. If you do, dust it off, and give it a try. Otherwise, just go for anything you can fit your feet in.

Per treatment, this costs about $2, compared to around $40 in a day spa

How to do it

This is a three part treatment. The first part is a soak with the Peppermint Foot Soak for about 15-20 minutes. The The Epsom Salts gently detoxify the skin, while the warm water opens up the pores and softens the rough skin. This is a nice easy soak, that feels great if you have a foot spa, but is still fine in a big bowl.

After the soak, dry your feet, and get ready for the Pumice Foot Scrub which has a matching peppermint aroma. The scrub has pumice particles set in a smooth gel base. You really don't need much of this - the smell is incredible, and this is by far the most invigorating part of the treatment. Its worth spending some time on this stage, and be sure to give extra attention to the soles of the feet, especially around their edges. This stage really polishes your feet, and gets them ready to accept the moisturizer. Once you're happy, plonk your feet back into the tub or foot spa, and gently rinse off the scrub.

Finally, gently dry your feet and smooth on the Peppermint Foot Lotion. The cocoa butter and lanolin in the lotion are really hard working moisturizers - also if you are interested in Community Trade, the cocoa butter in this lotion is produced as part of a community trade project so you can feel good about saving your feet and saving the world at the same time.