"At Home Spa: A coffee break that's a treat for your feet"
We asked Donna Perillo, owner of New York’s Sweet Lily Spa, for an at-home recipe to pamper your feet and help get them ready to emerge from winter’s boots and wool sock’s. “The caffeine in coffee reduces redness and swelling, while the salt, coffee grinds and vanilla beans – along with the lactic acid in the whipped cream- are all natural exfoliants,” Perillo says. Here are the ingredients, and what to do with them.
¼ cup sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground coffee beans
1 tablespoon ground vanilla beans
¼ cup olive oil
1 pot of coffee, at room temperature
Mix salt, coffee and vanilla beans and oil in a bowl. Pour the coffee in a basin and add the whipped cream. Place feet in the basin and soak for about 10 minutes. Take a scoop of the salt mixture and rub it over feet and calves, concentrating on callused areas. Rinse feet with warm water, dry them lightly with a towel and follow with a hydrating moisturizer.