Tuesday, 11 May 2010

5 steps to summer-ready feet!

Sometimes it can be a bit daunting to bare our tootsies after a long winter in hibernation! Don't worry, here are a few top tips to help you achieve summer-ready feet in no time!

1) Brighten your nails: If your nails are discoloured, rub them with a fresh lemon wedge or 'paint' with lemon juice. You can also add our Organic Lemon Essential Oil to a foot bath; this will help to naturally brighten & whiten your nails.

2) Foot Bath: Deep clean your feet with a soothing foot soak! There are over 70,000 nerve endings on the sole of each foot, so whatever you put on your feet (& in your foot bath!) will also have an effect all your body systems. Treat your foot bath as your therapy time & choose oils & ingredients to match your mood!

If you are having trouble sleeping, why not try add chamomile & lavender to your foot bath.

You can add Grapefruit Seed Extract & Tea Tree Essential Oil as a natural anti-septic soak for fungal conditions - or try our fruity Tropical Zest Bath Salts to to refreshen & enliven your senses & leave feet fruity fresh!

Try Himalayan Salts to help detox, essential oils, honey, a chunk of raw cocoa butter slipped into the water to moisturise your feet ... the choices are endless!

3) Foot Scrub: Banish dry skin & encourage healthy circulation & skin tone by scrubbing your feet with one of our natural & organic loofahs. Farmed without chemicals, our high quality loofahs are great tools for cleansing & exfoliating. Use dry, or soap up with one of our Natural Soap Bars for a loofah lather.

4) Foot Mask: Our traditional Akamuti "foot saver technique" is to apply our pure shea butter, smothered over your feet & left for a few hours or overnight (under old socks!).
Shea butter is a fantastic moisturiser & works deep through the skin layers making it effective against dry heels & stubborn patches of dry skin. Whats more, unrefined shea butter still retains its high vitamin content, unlike bleached & processed shea butters. This means pure shea butter is the perfect active moisturiser, loaded with vitamins & skin food for nourishing & revitalising your skin.

Make Your Own: Indulgent Lemon Honey & Shea Butter Foot Mask
Mix 2 tablespoons of Honey with 1 tablespoon of fresh Lemon Juice & approx 2 tbsp of warmed shea butter, enough for both feet. Spread the mixture all over & put your feet up! Honey hydrates, lemon juice - rich in citric acid, naturally exfoliates dry skin cells & shea butter leaves your feet baby soft. If you don't have any lemon juice, you can substitute with our Organic Lemon Essential Oil.

5) Award Winning Foot Cream
Treat your feet to one of our 100% Natural Foot Creams.
Akamuti Tangerine Twist Foot Smoothie recently won a Natural Beauty Award 2010 & is a great refreshing summer foot treat. A zesty combination of tangerine & red mandarin with moisturising peach & apricot oils to help lock in moisture.

Our Shea Cocoa Mint Foot Butter blends rich, chocolatey cocoa butter with mint oils, shea butter & avocado for a soft, buttery foot treat which softens skin, leaving your feet fresh & minty.
Now in a big pot for extra feet feasts!

1 comment:

  1. congratulations on winning the Natural Beauty Award this year! you should proudly put this on your homepage.