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I don’t know what “new mom” means. Meaning: just how long can I call myself a new mom? Like 2 years? 5? Because, I’ll be honest, I just want a pedicure. And I’ve been wanting one since I got pregnant the first time over 2 years ago, but I’ve been a “new mom” and, as a result, well…With no end in sight for this pedicure-drought caused by tiny people that demand all mommy’s money go toward their diapers and overly-expensive mashed veggies, I decided I’d do a Quick At Home Pedicure…and to make my experience super awesomesauce and luxurious as an at-home pedi can be, I made a Moisturizing Fizzy Foot Bomb…Which was totally the bomb. OMG, I can’t believe I just wrote that. I’m such a nerd. Heh.
I was so excited when I had this idea…I mean, a little foot massage, even self-provided, can really make my whole body relax–and the whole quick at-home pedicure only took about 20 minutes (after I made the foot bombs–that I did earlier in the day), which I was able to pull-off while the kids were napping. So much better than doing the laundry. Heh.
First things first, you gotta get your supplies. I found everything at Walmart, even running across this awesome Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer for wet application–which works perfect for the bomb AND the pedi. So, I snagged a couple bottles of the coconut oil and green tea oil flavors along with everything else I needed.
Oh, you wanna know what you need? Yeeeeeah…
DIY Moisturizing Fizzy Foot Bomb
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 2 tspn Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer (I used Coconut Oil)
- 2 tspn melted coconut oil
- 4-10 drops food coloring of your choice
- Spray bottle of water
- Molds such as the awesome feet or muffin tin (or just use your hands to make balls)
How to Make the Moisturizing Fizzy Foot Bomb
- Combine baking soda and citric acid and mix well with a whisk.
- Add coconut oil, moisturizer and food coloring (I went with purple), mixing until combined thoroughly.
- Spray 5 times with the water and mix well–avoiding over spraying any one spot to keep the fizzing from happening now as opposed to on your tootsies later.
- Stir, stir, stir, spray 5 more times and stir some more. The mixture should clump together in your hand and stay that way when you let go–if it does not, add a few more spritzes of water.
- Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to allow all that water to be absorbed.
- Mash into your molds, whatever that may be.
- Allow to sit overnight (or use immediately–that’s how I roll).
- Drop in hot water when you’re ready to FIZZ!
Wanna handy photo tutorial? From me to you…
Tutorial for a Quick At-Home Pedicure
So, pull all your supplies together for your Quick At-Home Pedicure. Mine include:
- Nail clippers & file
- Scrubby pad
- Mamma’s Famous Foot Exfoliation Elixir
- Wet wash rag
- Paper towels
- Baby bathtub (hey, I’m desperate for a pedi here, don’t judge)
- Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer
- 1-3 moisturizing fizzy foot bombs (um, 3, if you want the excuse to sit there longer with your feet in the fizzy–sooooo relaxing)
- Razor (because shaving one’s legs while pedicuring ourselves? YES, PLEASE)
The first step for you quick at-home pedicure is to wash your feet–because you’ve been pregnant and barefoot for like 5 years straight now, those puppies are d-i-r-t-y, so wipe ’em off, then pat dry. Next, you want to clip your nails and file. Then drop those tootsies in the tub and pour you exfoliation elixir over them. Allow to soak for ten minutes, but while that’s happening, use your moisturizer as shaving cream and get that stubble off your yams. Although there’s no need to rinse after putting Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer on, because you shaved, I recommend you wipe-off with that wet was rag and then re-apply the moisturizer. Because it instantly locks in moisture into wet skin, your legs will feel amazing. Now, take your feet our of the elixir and wipe them with the paper towels. Dead skin should just come off on the paper towel. AWESOME! Scrub heels, if desired. Rinse your tootsies and the tub, then toss-off some hot water in the tub. Drop your fizzy foot bombs in the water and feel the little bubbly-massage. S’good? Yeah…Sit there for a while and relax. Now, rinse and apply your moisturizer while you do a little massage-action. Feel the stress just diffuse into the steam…Now back to real-life. Heh.
If you have any other great ideas to add to my Quick A-Home Pedicure, or new ways to use Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, hit me up with a comment, below!