I think most of can agree that our feet are the most neglected part of our bodies. There was a time when I used to be very regular with pedicures (monthly, can you believe that?) but now I can’t even remember the last time I got one. All I’m sure about it that it’s been well over a year.
Even though foot care wasn’t one of my daily priorities up until now it has become one now because of the monsoons. I love living in Mumbai, but you probably know that it wouldn’t rank as one of the cleanest cities in the world – heck it might even ‘rank’ from the bottom! I can’t wear rain boots every time I leave the house. So on occasions that I don’t, my feet get wet & the first thing I need to do after coming home it to give them a good scrubbing.
I got to know about the Soulflower Happy Feet Vegan Soap* when I attended a blogger meet few months previously & finally picked it up as part of my Limeroad beauty haul.
Price: ₹250 for 150 gms.
What they say: This soap is designed for cracked, chapped, dry, peeling or generally unhappy feet. If you’ve been walking long distances or simply have tired, battered feet from a long day’s work, get some comfort by soaking your feet in hot water & then thoroughly wash them with this soap or use as usual in a shower. Hot water opens the pores so that this soap can get to work immediately!
This quick pick-me-up for your feet is also said to promote healthy sleep, owing to its relaxing action on the foot nerves. Give your feet the beauty treatment by using this soap.
1. Tea tree essential oil: It is very easily absorbed into the skin. Tea tree fights against bacteria, fungi & viruses. It reduces swelling, redness & scarring that commonly occur with acne or pimples. It also stops the growth of body odour causing bacteria.
2. Peppermint: It promotes healthy & clear skin. The menthol in peppermint oil cools tired skin, brightens dull skin & helps to control excess oil production. By controlling and eliminating excess oil on the skin, peppermint oil can help prevent acne & clogged pores.
3. Lemon juice: It is acidic in nature with exfoliating properties helping to peel away the skin’s top layer, thereby removing existing pigmentation or dark spots.
The soap is quite big & Soulflower advises that you cut it into strips to prolong the life (the labelled photo you see below is 1/4th the whole thing, after being used twice). Tea tree oil is the most prominent scent on the soap, but I can smell a little bit of citrus too, from the lemon peel. It does smell a big medicinal, but I really like it. Make sure to keep it dry or it might melt completely.
My feet weren’t exactly chapped so I just wanted something I could use everyday after getting back home & also during showers. This does the trick perfectly, in that aspect. My feet feel clean & smell fresh! But the most disappointing bit is that the sea salt – which is meant to be an exfoliant is not abrasive at all. In fact, it’s possibly the softest, most melty layer. I thought the sea salt meant I could skip the foot file, but that’s not the case.
Overall I’m still pretty happy with this. It’ll easily last a couple of months 🙂
Where to buy: on limeroad.com (they currently have a cash discount + buy 3 get 1 free) // on flipkart.com (they also have a Happy Feet Try Me Bath Set with a few other nice things bundled up).