Give Your Feet a Summer Getaway You Can Afford With 4 Easy, Eco-Friendly Pedi-Cures


Photo credit: Le FP Green Body Care

With sandal weather upon us, isn't it time to acknowledge (and reward) the labors of our oft-neglected, not-so-happy feet? Whether you're slipping your shleppers into a wedge, thong, gladiator, or peep-toe slingback, those tootsies deserve nothing short of primped and polished perfection.

Spring for a summer escape you can actually afford in these cash-strapped times and set your toes twinkling before you take your show on the road—or sidewalk, as the case may be.Step 1: Soak those puppies in a basin of warm water, then rub on Le FP Green Body Care's Salt Energizing Exfoliant in Key Lime PIe ($14), a beachy keen, 95 percent organic concoction of Dead Sea and Epsom salts, ginger milk, and grapefruit seed extract, as well as fennel, ginger, lemon, and lime essential oils, to slough dead skin into oblivion.

Step 2: For stubborn calluses and dry, cracked heels, take them to task with the Amazing Two-Sided Footscrubber from Gilden Tree ($9), crafted from terra-cotta by a Pakistani women's cottage industry. Plus, a portion of proceeds goes to help educate children in Pakistan.

Step 3: To get soles in supple shape, slather on Le FP Green Body Care's intensely hydrating Lavender Foot Butter ($16)—or its vegan-friendly compatriot, the Mint Relaxing Foot Creme ($18)—with over 90 percent organic sole savers like Shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe, coconut oil, and olive oil to pamper, nourish, and heal.

Step 4: If those hooves of yours could give the Sahara a run for its money, pull on a pair of organic cotton spa socks ($12) by Moisture Jamzz to buy your moisturizer some extra time to do its magic.

Step 5: Show off that fancy footwork!

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