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A beauty blog featuring DIY recipes, tips & tricks as well as natural & organic beauty product reviews.


Who writes Beautiful Basics?

 My name is Kassie and I’m a chronically ill 28-year-old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty and green living. I write about natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends. I'm also an animal lover and believe beauty should be cruelty free. I'm a proud cat mommy and vegetarian.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself. I like to keep my posts as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!

I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fancy Feet

In the Summer (and Spring, and some of Fall), I am a die-hard flip flop fanatic. I love being able to let my toes be free and allow them to see the sun and breathe the fresh air. However my feet get really rough and tough during these months of exposure to the elements. Using a foot scrub regularly is the best way to keep your feet feeling footsie friendly, so today I have a great DIY foot scrub recipe to share with you.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of salt (table or Epsom)
  • 1/3 cup oil of your choice (olive, almond, jojoba)
  • 1 tablespoon of castile soap (which is a great DIY beauty staple!)
  • Peppermint oil (you can use anywhere between 1-6 drops, or none at all, depending on your preferences)


It's a good idea to soak your feet in warm/hot water before doing this scrub because the water will soften your feet and make them more susceptible to the benefits of the scrub. You can even throw some salt into the water for added effect. Soaking for 10-15 minutes will be sufficient. After soaking, massage the mixture onto your feet, scrubbing to get all of the dead skin off. Rinse them when you're finished and that's it! Your feet have now been pampered and are ready to take on the day!

posted by Heglaé

I have to admit that my feet care is pratically inexistent...lol
I usually remember of them when I going to do pedicure and I saw how awful they look.

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