For additional information, please see my reviews for Lush Cosmetics Stepping Stone foot scrub and Volcano foot mask.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen more foot lotions out there than I can possibly count, all promising soft, supple soles. I’ve tried a lot of these products and they’ve all come up short. My feet were still gross, still craggly, and I had had enough. I was ready for something to FINALLY work for me.
Lush’s Fair Trade Foot Lotion is a pot full of bubble gum pink, minty-scented lotion. Some might say the color and smell remind them of Pepto Bismol, but I am in disagreement. It reminds me of the color of a candy cane mixed together (think about when you eat a candy cane, and the red and white part swirl together to make that pretty light-ish pink color? Bingo…) and it smells like a chocolate mint delight. I love mint, and I love chocolate, and putting those two together will surely make my taste buds jump up and start singing like a Baptist churchgoer.
The best part about this lotion is using it after the Volcano foot mask. Certainly, this lotion is fine on its own, in fact, it was sold on its own for a long time, long before Lush created the Stepping Stone foot scrub or Volcano foot mask. Fair Trade Foot Lotion is a best seller, and it’s no wonder why. However, its true minty magic can be unlocked after washing and rinsing off the Volcano mask.
After your feet have been dried thoroughly, take a small amount of Fair Trade Foot Lotion and rub it into your feet. You should IMMEDIATELY feel a fantastic cooling sensation, like you just stuck your feet in a freezer. Get the lotion in between your toes and all over your feet. You can even go as high as your ankles. Make sure to really rub it in. Your feet should feel softer and smell minty-fresh.
After a few minutes, the cooling sensation intensifies and your feet will start to feel super-tingly. This is a good thing! Especially if they’ve been jammed into uncomfortable shoes all day long, sweaty and crampy and just downright unhappy. Wiggle your toes and enjoy this cooling, comforting feeling. Let me tell you, this feels the best when it’s hotter than heck outside (stupid Chicago summers!)
Another handy little helper: if you’ve been in the kitchen chopping onions and garlic, your hands are probably smelling really awful. Wash your hands thoroughly and smooth a little of this Fair Trade Foot Lotion on your hands. It’ll make them smell fresh and minty (and give your fingers a little tingle, too!)
Lush uses organic ingredients in all of their products: Water, Arnica Infusion, Almond Oil, Fairtrade Organic Cocoa Butter, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, Tagetes Oil, Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 17200. If you’ve read my rant about parabens before, you’ll know that I don’t agree with Lush’s use of parabens in their products. However, you can feel good about buying this lotion, as the cocoa butter used is fair trade; that means that the money going to produce this cocoa butter is helping underdeveloped countries, and also promotes sustainability.
A 7.9 oz pot of minty Fair Trade Foot Lotion will run you about $21.95. You can purchase this in Lush stores or through Lush’s website.
Lush Cosmetics’ three-step foot care system has, so far, been the best thing for my tired old tootsies, outside of getting a pedicure. And, as I’ve said before, I’m on a budget! I can’t afford to get a pedicure every week, let alone every month. The up-front cost of Lush’s foot care system is about 2 pedicures’ worth of cash (including tip), but this will last you a long time, and you can do it more frequently… really, as much as you want. Every day if you wanted! Plus, it’s much more relaxing to do this in my own home as opposed to having some poor girl scrub on my gross feet. Now if only I had a massage chair…