He said/She said – Lush Volcano Foot Mask & Scrub
I didn’t know you could get foot masks so this is a new one on me. I’d just like to say now that I didn’t actually use it on myself. I’m pretty open minded when it comes to this kind of stuff but even I have my limits. I just helped to put it on.
I can’t remember when I bought this but I do know why – anything that says Volcano means mud, dirt, or clay! It also contains tomatoes, cinnamon, lemon oil, and papaya. This isn’t just a run of the mill foot scrub, oh no it’s much more than that. Lush sez it’s a ‘deep cleansing, deodorising, skin-softening treatment for toes, soles and heels’. You are meant to put the mask on your feet, wrap them in cling film or plastic bags and leave for ten minutes. Then rinse it off while massaging and exfoliating your feet with the pumice scrubby bits.
We don’t have a big enough bath for to perch on the edge of, so she asked me to put this on her feet. I often massage them anyway so I was happy to do it. The mask is really thick and when it starts to dry it crumbles and just falls apart all over the place. I put a towel down on the floor and perched ’s foot on my weight bench to make it easier for me but still watched the mask roll off my hands into bits all over the floor. I had no idea what I was meant to be doing and this caused us to bicker back and forth.
It felt really nice when Jamie was massaging it into my feet but he was grumbling about what a mess it was making. He had to keep slapping it on as it was drying so quickly and it looked like bits of cement falling on the carpet. I found this quite funny – he wasn’t amused.
After I put what looked like plaster all over ’s feet, I helped her put on the plastic bags and left her to it for about 15 minutes. When I came back her feet looked like those microwavable bags of vegetables as they were sweating with condensation. The bits went all over the place (again) and I got enough of it off so that she could wash her feet properly by standing in the bathtub.
My feet did feel like they were cooking in the freezer bags we used but at the same time cool and tingly. I had to get Jamie to wash my feet for me as I really couldn’t get to the bathroom with plastic bags on my feet. He rubbed my feet with some water and massaged the scrub in and it felt wonderful. He managed to get most of it off and then I tottled off to the bathroom in my flip flops to rinse the rest off. It was a bit fiddly and made a mess on the floor. My feet did feel amazing afterwards though.
After she was done she padded back into the living room with a smile on her face and a trail of what looked like chalk on the floor. I’m guessing this feels really nice and is quite girly and fun to use. I would suggest that if you do a have tub you can dangle your feet over you do that instead. Or I’ve mentioned to that next time she can do this outside and then I’ll just wash her feet off with the garden hose. Isn’t that what they do in spas anyway?
I really love the way this made my feet feel and the scrubbing bits were nice and rough. I have to say though as I’m not able to do this easily, I would probably only do this once a month or when Jamie is in a good mood. As for doing this outside in our yard (we have no garden) that is never going to happen. As Jamie suggested this is would be much easier to use if you can dangle your feet in a tub. This is £5.25 for 125g and I’m guessing you could probably get two possibly three uses out it.
Anyone else have a go with this?