Setting Up a DIY Foot Spa Should Be Your Next Self-Care Activity: Here's What You Need
You know the parts of a pedicure before the polish comes out . . . like the foot soaking, scrubbing, massaging, and moisturizing? Well, why not bring a similar self-care treat to your own feet? Sure, you may not have a special DIY foot bath, but if you've got a large, wide bowl, or even just a tub, guess what, you now have your own at-home spa with just a few more additions.
If you like tea, you could make yourself a cup but steep extra and add some of that to your soak. Or have some flowers you're ready to discard? Pop them in, too. Of course, just those things do not make a foot spa, so we looked into products at Sephora to really set the scene and actually help your tired toes.
Soaks and scrubs rich in eucalyptus, lavender, and other essential oils are a good place to start when creating a relaxation zone, but there are also solutions for dry, cracked skin and things that bring soreness relief straight to your feet. Now you can follow this up with a polish change if you like . . . but we won't blame you if you're feeling too relaxed to do anything else afterward.
Before you put your feet up, find the best items from Sephora to add to your at-home foot spa ahead.
Deborah Lippmann Get Off Callus Softener Intensive Treatment
Spritz on this Deborah Lippmann Get Off Callus Softener Intensive Treatment ($38) so its acids can loosen up dead skin cells on cracked heels or hard corns. There's also protective glycerin inside to help keep any much-needed hydration in where it belongs, so feet stay smooth when you're done.
Sol de Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care
Not only does the mini surfboard in this Sol de Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care ($27) look cute, but it actually can be used to dry scrub calluses and other roughness off. Once that's sorted, the cupuaçu butter, açaí, and coconut oil in the included foot cream bring much-needed moisture back to your feet.
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts
Add a scoop of these Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts ($65) as you fill up your tub (or foot bath), and the mineral-rich salts help your body detox while the restorative, broad-spectrum CBD treats sore feet or toes in need of a treat. Plus, there's a blend of natural flower petals and essential oils for even more calming.
Ouai Chill Pills
Sure, these Ouai Chill Pills ($30) are meant to be bath bombs, but they'd be extra soothing if one was placed in a bowl to just soak your feet. The calming jasmine-and-rose aroma can transport you to the spa, while the jojoba, safflower, and hemp seed oils leave you with smooth, well-hydrated skin that's not just a daydream.
Vitruvi Organic Essential Oils
Simply add your favorite pure essential oil to a foot soak like this relaxation-inducing Vitruvi Organic Lavender Oil ($18) before bed or the uplifting Vitruvi Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil ($13) to kick off the day instead.
Ren Clean Skincare Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub
Not only can this Ren Clean Skincare Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub ($49) help polish skin and relieve muscle fatigue in your feet, but when you then let your toes soak in the tub, its essential oil blend and epsom salts take relaxation one step further.
Lancer Skincare The Method: Body Polish
While this scrub can be used all over your body, the warming Lancer Skincare The Method: Body Polish ($65) is perfect for your feet since it uses finely milled, pure quartz crystals to gently exfoliate while its salicylic acid softens rough keratin found in dead surface skin cells (like on calluses). Poof — dry, dull skin can be rinsed down the drain.
PMD Personal Microderm With Hand and Foot Kit
The PMD Personal Microderm With Hand and Foot Kit ($159) removes the top layer of dead skin with a spinning disc and vacuum suction that also supports natural circulation deep within. Adding a tool like this to your at-home foot spa will also result in better absorption of any creams that follow so skin looks smoother and feels better on the outside, too.
Lord Jones x Tamara Mellon High CBD Formula Stiletto Cream
Even if your days include more slippers than heels, this Lord Jones x Tamara Mellon High CBD Formula Stiletto Cream ($70) may inspire you to reach for your most uncomfortable shoes just to put it to the test. But don't worry about that — you can still feel the soreness-soothing magic from its 200 mg of pure CBD oil even if your feet have been up all day, and there's moisturizing shea butter inside, too.
First Aid Beauty FAB Pharma Oat and Hemp Multi-Fix Salve
This First Aid Beauty FAB Pharma Oat and Hemp Multi-Fix Salve ($34) has so many tricks up its sleeve, including softening cracked heels. After all, it features soothing colloidal oatmeal and omega-rich hemp seed oil that can hydrate dry skin wherever it is on your body (but it's especially nice on your feet).
Prima R+R Cream Advanced CBD Recovery Rub For Soothing Comfort
Give yourself a foot massage with the Prima R+R Cream Advanced CBD Recovery Rub For Soothing Comfort ($55). It not only has skin-supporting CBD, but there's also antioxidant-rich eucalyptus and cooling menthol — all three of which just add to a relaxing DIY spa experience at the end of a long day.
Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer
Sure, this Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer ($15) may commonly be used on dry hands, but its vitamin-rich, nongreasy formula is just as effective when applied to your feet. Those skin conditioners and moisturizers also work on calluses, cuticles, and cracked heels after all.
L'Occitane 100 Percent Pure Shea Butter
For intense hydration, cover your feet with this vitamin-E-rich L'Occitane 100 Percent Pure Shea Butter ($13-$39), then put socks on to lock in that moisture overnight. You'll have soft, well-nourished skin come morning.