Pamper your feet

How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince’s daughter!” said the Song of Solomon. Yours too are exceptionally sexy in your Jimmy Choo’s. Especially if, before slipping into them, you give them a pampering session fit for a queen.

Prepare a lovely scented footbath to relax, refresh and recharge them (and the rest of you too).

Take a pretty saucepan and fill it with 2 cups of water and half a cup of vinegar. Add 2 tablespoons of dried thyme and 2 tablespoons of dried mint. Fresh herbs work too, but remember to double the quantity. Bring to a boil, immediately lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Filter this decoction and pour it into a ravishing washbowl, deemed “pedicure bowl” for the occasion. Wait for it to cool down before dipping your dainty pups into this divinely aromatic soak. Sit for 20 minutes, sip a nice cup of tea and enjoy the sheer luxury of this treat.

If you are in a hurry or travelling, replace herbs with essential oils. Half fill your favourite washbowl with cold water. Mix 5 drops of peppermint essential oil – very cooling – and 10 drops of geranium essential oil – nice fragrance – with half a cup of vinegar. If your feet are swollen after a hard day of shopping, replace the geranium essential oil with 10 drops of cypress essential oil. After this physically and mentally refreshing experience, dry your feet thoroughly.  

Now that your tootsies are perfectly happy and totally de-stressed, tend to them with a moisturizing pack that will leave them amazingly soft.

Massage castor oil into your feet and put on your little cotton socks. Keep them on for a couple of hours or the whole night if Raymond is away. This magical recipe is even more efficient in the winter to stop their skin from drying or cracking.

To complete this loving care routine, test this ultimate Ayurvedic secret to feet radiant beauty: Mix half a teaspoon of Nigella oil with a lime juice and swallow this mixture on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

For other secret mind blowing recipes, dive into Vinaigres à tout faire and Le Dictionnaire à tout faire des huiles