The past couple of weeks I’ve been suddenly inundated with questions that ask,
- “Do you try everything before you post?”
- “Do you perfect a recipe before sharing?”
- “Do you Guarantee this recipe to work?”
- “Is there any quality control of your recipes? How do I know its going to work for me?”
I have to wonder sometimes if it’s just a trolling question, or are people really Serious when they ask? Quite frankly, I have to laugh at all of these questions…
How do I KNOW that it will work for you? I don’t KNOW, I’m not clairvoyant or psychic, I don’t just magically “know” what you will or wont like, hell half of the time I don’t even know if my own family members will like it until I make it and tweak it half a dozen times.
I never claimed to “know”, I’m just sharing what I can find, create or come up with that might help save someone some money. Some suggestions might work well for you, some might not, some might not even apply to you.
Just so you know, I’m just like you.. I see things on the internet that intrigue me and I think, Dang, I’ve gotta try that. Like you, I too have those days when I wish I hadn’t wasted my time, energy or money trying something. It’s called LIFE.
Case in point, last week this lovely homemade “spa” recipe was circulating on Facebook and Pinterest. This is what it said,
“this is crazy! Mix up 1/4 Listerine, 1/4c vinegar and 1/2 cup warm water, soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off!”
Now I should’ve known better when the lady stated “USE THE BLUE KIND” that this was complete and utter crap… but I can be a bit too trusting at times.
DIY Pedicure at Home – Foot Soak & Callus Remover
Here’s the post:
The Listerine Foot Soak DIY Pedicure Lie Dissected
Okay, when I saw this post my brain instantly popped out with these four thoughts:
- There’s no way a person can “Soak” their feet in 1 cup of liquid.
- That photo does NOT show those ingredients listed in the recipe
- There’s no way this can actually work
- Screw it, I’m going to try it anyway.
And DESPITE my brain telling me otherwise, I tried it. So, let’s break this down, shall we?
The original ingredients called for 1/4 cup of blue Listerine, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup of water. So, I dutifully mixed the ingredients as it stated and added it to one side of the foot spa.
As I first expected, there’s no way a person can soak their feet in a single cup of liquid. It was barely enough to cover one foot. So, I then repeated the process to fill the other side.
Then the recipe states that you should soak your feet for 10 minutes. There are other variations stating to soak for 15 minutes. I opted for 12 minutes.
DIY Pedicure at Home Results
Using a brush or pumice stone, rub the calloused areas and the dead skin will slough off. This part is not a complete lie, as you can see the callous is breaking up.
Well, it’s breaking up a little bit. Then again, soaking your foot in plain water will have that effect. I scrubbed.. and scrubbed.. and scrubbed some more. Then showered, rinsed and dried my foot.
You want to see how it all worked out for me? Sure . . . check this out, it looks like I kicked a smurf in the @ss!
For those of you who are inevitably STILL wondering whether or not this recipe works and the dead skins cells magically sloughed off… it didn’t.
I figured out how one gets “smooth” feet from this recipe… they spend literally 3 days sanding off their skin in an attempt to get the NORMAL color to return!
Incidentally . . my family has been having a little bit of fun, at the expense of my blue booby feet.
There’s a bird in the Galapagos Islands called a Blue Footed Booby whose feet turn blue during mating season and they pick them up one at a time to show them off for their potential mates.
I guess I have something in common with them now, I’m officially a Booby.
So, when you’re wondering whether every single recipe on the site is tried and true, it is, just not by me personally. With over 400,000 pages of recipes, hints and tips, and only 1 of me there’s no possible way that I could personally test out everything for you and besides, I’m still trying to get the blue off my feet.