Anyway, OMGZ -- SEA SALT! I usually try to stay away from things involving salt because I have terrible circulation and am very VERY susceptible to edema, bloating, swollen eye lids, etc. (I know, ew and it sucks). However, I had never tried using sea salt as part of my beauty regimen. Well, oh my LAWDY!!
essie-button's DIY Foot Scrub! Estée's original recipe involves almond oil and peppermint, but I altered the recipe a bit as I was just grabbing for whatever I had in the house. I swapped out the almond oil for olive as Estée suggested, and skipped the peppermint and opted for an extra helping of some lemony goodness instead. OMG people. Estée is a genius, and this scrub is amazing!! Surprisingly, the salt does not dissolve in the lemon juice and olive oil (am I the only one intrigued??), so with every use the sea salt is coarse enough to scrub against the bottom of your dirty hooves, while the olive oil moisturizes them. I love this shtuff.
ée suggests, I keep mine tightly sealed in a jar and in the fridge between uses. When you go back to it in the fridge it ends up looking a bit like lemony congealed blubber (ew), but then when you mix it up with a spoon it becomes that perfect hoof-scrubbing texture again! Definitely check out her blog post or video to make some of this stuff! It will cost you next to nothing, and your feet will thank you for it!
*On a side note: Estée I do apologize for the wonky way your name is appearing...I copy and pasted the 'é' from Google. I think no further explanation is required.
ée from essie-button mentioned it in one of her videos a while ago. I can't remember when I watched this video, nor can I remember what type of video it was...it must've been a hair care video or something, anyway... The way that Estée described this shampoo made me want to try it. I'm the type that does not wash my hair on the daily. Call me gross, but I just don't feel the need to shower errrday (I'm disgusting). Anyway, when it comes time for this wild child to bathe, my hair is a disgusting nest of dirtay grease. This shampoo gives me the awesome-est (not a word) and most thorough clean. I never shampoo twice, and I only condition the ends of my hair as give myself the longest amount of time possible before my hair gets gross and greasy. This shampoo (call me gross) gives me like a good 4 days before my hair is in need of a washing. LOOOOOOOVE ITTTTTT.
If you're looking for a shampoo that will give you a deep and thorough clean, leave your hair shiny and full, and if you refuse to wash your hair on the daily. Try this!
This stuff set me back about $20 (it's the smaller bottle, not the full-size...yikes). As you all now, if ever there is a money-saving alternative, I will eat it up. I've found a few DIYs on how to make your own sea salt spray, so I think I'll be whipping one up soon and see how it compares to Bumble and Bumble. Would you be interested in a DIY post or vid?? Let me know because I love doing DIYs! :)
Anyway, have you been using any sea salt products as of late?? Or have you be using or tried any of the ones I've mentioned? Let me know! I love comments :).
Have a good weekend everyone!