The other day one of my co-workers told me to feel her skin. I couldn't believe my senses. Her arms truly felt like a babies bottom. Then she divulged her secret. Every night she has been lathering up with a mixture of sugar & olive oil. I then proceeded to show her my cracking heels from my darn flip flops and she convinced me that along with a pumice stone I'd surely be cured. After a little bit of googling (have I told you lately how much I LOVE the Internet) I gave it a try. No measuring I would approximate I use 2 parts sugar and one part oil. Guess what.....my skin is getting softer and I NO longer have cracks in my heels. I'm CURED! Woooohoooo, no expensive products or pedicures. She's my kind of lady! I now faithfully do this a few times a week. After I am done lounging in the bath I apply and let it sit for 10 minutes or so. Maine Man even participates applying it on my back. Before long I'll have him doing it ;)
P.S. I added a few drops of lavender essential oil to my last batch and it made the experience all that and more.
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