If you’re looking to get your own home foot spa going then we have tried some fabulous products all in the name of research and testing ……
So no excuses for bad feet this summer – time to flex your toes and get them out of hibernation.
La Source Effervescent Sea Foam Foot Soak 5 x 30g £10.00 (crabtree-evelyn.co.uk)
Just love these small “crumbs” which fizz when you shake into warm water , they are packed with conditioning Spirulina and laminaria seaweed which condition and relax and moisturise your feet – the scent is heavenly you really do think you’re at a spa- plus they are the perfect anecdote to a hard day on your feet – soak and relax.
La Source Extreme Foot Therapy £24.00 (crabtree-evelyn.co.uk)
After soaking your feet and removing the hard skin and callouses then rub this into your feet , between the toes and all over your hard skin points like the heels and ball of foot – the cream soaks in easily and leaves feet feeling soft and moisturised – has a wonderful pleasant scent – it has a blend of seaweed extract , emollient oils and natural rice flour – we love this cream.
Elemis Treat Your Feet Foot Cream £16.00 (timetospa.co.uk)
This is a wonderfully luxurious emollient cream which is packed with shea butter and jojoba oil, it is also infused with a blend of aromatic patchouli, eucalyptus, and lemon oils to help soothe and comfort – our tester described this as “putting liquid cashmere on my feet, it left them soft and silky with a glistening sheen” it also keep the hard skin softer – this has been a big hit with us.
Sea Spa Foot Cream £20.00 (repechageuk.com)
I had never heard of this brand before and we got a sample and let me say it’s been a huge hit – the scent alone ticked all my boxes fresh and comforting , it also cooled and conditioned my feet – it is packed with some great ingredient from extracts from Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Laminaria Digitata Seaweed, Horse Chestnut, Lemon, Rosemary, Coriander and both Peppermint and Spearmint Oils combine to create an outstandingly effective and nourishing foot cream – to me besides the conditioning I love the cooling effect and this does both – I would love to try more from their ranges as this product is amazing.
Kneipp Foot Balm Calendula £8.94 (musthave.co.uk)
We gave a sample of this to my mother who has by her own admission awful feet – she must be an expert on every foot cream, cure all known to man so she is a tough judge – she loves this – she found it very soothing, it moisturizes, reconditioning, softening, plus has antibacterial and deodorizing properties which as we know are great for the summer months – this cream soaks in and leaves feet soft not sticky – it gets very high marks from us.
Badger Foot Balm £6.99 (lovelula.com)
This comes in a tin – it’s a yellow - gold thick wax and you just rub your fingers across the tin and then we warmed the waxy cream up on our fingers and worked into our heels and feet – the scent is very strong and as a side effect drove the dog mad – it’s peppermint, Tea Tree and Rosemary Oils plus Organic Extra Virgin Olive and Jojoba Oils along with Golden Yellow Beeswax, so not only conditioning and hydrating your hard skin areas but also anti-bacterial and deodorising – we love this – it’s a great brand and the other plus point you can keep this in your hand bag and freshen your feet up during the day – we have no idea what attracts our dog !
Arnicare cooling gel £4.65 (nelsonsnaturalworld.com)
This is perfect for having in the handbag or to hand at the end of the day – rub this in and your feet will be instantly revived , packed with lots of healing properties from grapefruit oil and menthol plus the benefits of arnica – the clear gel soaks in instantly and leaves your feel refreshed and cooled – I’m addicted.
La Source Reviving Foot and Leg Mist £10.00 (crabtree-evelyn.co.uk)
This will now be in my handbag forever all summer – it’s a fabulous it has the most zinging clean fresh scent – you spray on your feet and legs and they instantly feel revived – no need to rub in and yes I did spray through my hosiery and perfect – it’s got peppermint oil and cooling menthol – so it refreshes and cools and also deodorises your feet – so perfect for hot sweaty days or if your off out after work and you need to freshen up …. Love this.
Carnation Footcare Virtual Podiatrist (podiatrist.carnationfootcare.co.uk)
You literally click on the button and then the screen comes up with a foot covering the whole of the foot you click on the area your troubled with and they off a solution from creams to help cracked heels to specialist plasters for blisters to corn caps …….. so with a few clicks all your bits diagnosed.
Final note for the only cure we know and trust here at Mrs.D for the dreaded Athletes Foot
Lamisil Once 1% cutaneous solution £7.90 (boots.com)
if your plagued by the dreaded Athletes Foot then buy this - this contains an active ingredient – now break the habit of a lifetime and read the instructions fully before you apply as you have to follow a certain showering – applying – keeping feet dry routine – this works and will clear up that awful continuous cycle of infection.