Monday, May 30, 2011

National Go Barefoot Day, June 1st

The beginning of summer is upon us, and what better way to kick off the summer than a spa party for your friends.  This could be an impromtu party on the patio, or you could send out a fun invitation in the shape of a flip flop. 

Have everyone bring a foot soak tub, or we got these simple dish pans at the Dollar Tree for, yes, $1.

Here are a couple of recipes for homemade foot soaks, or you can purchase some fabulous soaks from Lemongrass Spa, Bath and Body Works, or other fun stores. 

Lemon Foot Soak (It is Lemon and Mango Month)
1 cup lemon juice
3 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup milk
Mix together well in a small bowl then add to 1 gallon of water and soak feet.

Simple Soaks
1 part Epsom salts
1 part Baking soda
drops of choice essential oils (optional)

 Have the girls scavenge the yard for fresh flower petals, or grab a bouquet from your local supermarket.  Fill the tub with the flowers to add extra fragrance and natural oils.  For a fun foot massage, add some marbles or smooth stones or pebbles to your soak.

When you are finished with your soak polish those toes.  We found this fun polish set at the Junior League Holiday Mart last year.  It includes 8 polish colors, with brushes.  The best part is that at the opposite end there is a fine tip pen to embellish your polished toes.  These are from

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