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5 Simple Steps to Beautiful Summer Feet

There’s something about looking down at my beautifully painted toenails and soft, smooth feet that makes me feel wonderful!

Whether I’m wearing simple jandals or pretty sandals, I always feel more confident when my feet look good.

5 Simple Steps to Beautiful Summer Feet

Our feet work so hard for us. Did you know that we spend about 80% of our waking hours on our feet? Unfortunately, they are often the most neglected part of our beauty routines. We hide them away under socks and shoes in winter but with summer just around the corner, it’s time to bring them out into the open again.

Don’t despair – in just 5 simple steps, you can transform your feet from rough, cracked and sad to soft, smooth and beach-ready.

100% Natural Products for Your Feet

Our minty foot care products are perfect for giving yourself an amazing DIY pedicure. They are 100% natural and made right here in New Zealand. We use a specific blend of natural ingredients, including essential oils selected for their antifungal and antiseptic properties which will make your feet smell, feel and look amazing!

Using a foot scrub regularly is good for your feet. It not only removes dead skin but massaging it in improves your blood circulation which can help clear toxins out of your body. Our Minty Foot Scrub is a blend of Epsom salts, Himalayan salts, and essential oils that exfoliate away dry, calloused skin revealing soft, glowing feet.

Cracked heels can be more than just an aesthetic issue – for some of us, they cause pain and health issues. The best way to treat (and prevent!) cracked heels from forming and causing infection is by keeping your skin well moisturised. Our Minty Foot Balm is made with nourishing mango butter, beeswax, and vitamin E oil. It absorbs well into your skin and a small amount is all you need to keep your heels smooth and supple.

The Special Little Olive Tree Pedicure

Step 1 – Prepare

Pour yourself your drink of choice (tea, coffee, water or perhaps champagne!). Grab a clean towel, a good book and maybe a sweet treat. Switch on your favourite playlist and hang your Do Not Disturb sign on the door.

Step 2 – Soak

After you have removed any old nail polish, fill a large basin or bucket with enough warm water to reach up to your ankles.  Add a heaped tablespoon of our special 100% natural foot scrub blend and swirl through the water.  Soak your feet for at least 10-15 minutes while you sip your drink, listen to music and read your book.  Relax and breathe in the invigorating fragrance while your skin and cuticles soften. We have been known to add more hot water just to prolong the pampering!

Step 3 – Scrub

Take out each foot, one at a time, and apply some Minty Foot Scrub. You only need a teaspoon or so for each foot. Massage all over both the underside and top of your feet. Pay special attention to any rough areas, such as your heels. Rub some between your toes too! If you need to, take the opportunity now to tidy any misbehaving cuticles.

Step 4 – Rinse and Dry

Place your feet back in the water and rinse clean. They should be feeling refreshed and tingly now that they are exfoliated and your circulation is flowing well.

Gently pat your feet dry with a soft, clean towel, making sure to dry between your toes. Now is a good time to trim your toenails if you need to.

Step 5 – Moisturise

Finally, massage our 100% Natural Minty Foot balm into your feet. This will create a moisturising barrier that will nourish your skin. It smells great and will leave your feet feeling fresh, tingly and soft. This is also the perfect time for a foot massage!

Bonus Step

If you want to paint your toenails at this stage, clean the surface of your nails with a cotton pad soaked with polish remover to remove any oily residue that will prevent your polish from applying well. Use toe separators if you have them or roll a piece of paper towel into a rope and weave it between your toes to prevent them from touching. Apply a base coat followed by two coats of your favourite colour, making sure that you let the polish dry between each coat while you sip your drink and read another chapter. Tidy up any smudges as you go with an orange stick or earbud.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to take care of your feet. Get ready for the warmer days ahead by giving yourself a DIY pedicure and then keep your feet looking gorgeous all summer long with our minty foot care products. Your feet will thank you!

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