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A Green Monday Review…
As a runner, I can be pretty hard on my feet. To top that off, I live in Northern New England where running means cold, wet feet about seven months out of the year (and just plain wet feet for the other five). Ick! Running, especially up here, requires dedication and a lot of hard work, and it takes it’s toll on my tootsies.
Nothing is worse than pulling on a nice, thick pair of socks and realizing that the ragged skin on my heels is pulling in the most cringe worthy fashion. Since I have a very strict aversion to anything that files or grates, those famous cheese grater eggs (shudders) are out for me. Thus I have becomes obsessed with proactive foot care. Enter Upper Canada Soap and their All About Feet Collection.
This is the solution for soothing, yet serious foot care. Made without any harsh chemicals, parabens, synthetic dyes, mineral oils, SLS, and Phthalates, none of the products or ingredients are ever tested on animals, so they are a seriously Green Monday worthy find!
The company is inspired by the natural beauty of the Canadian landscape and working as a modern day apothecary they use their local resources, “clear Canadian waters, endless fields of botanical herbs and natural minerals” when creating all of their bath and beauty products.
The we heart this review team received three products from the All About Feet collection, the Exfoliating Foot Scrub, the Warming Foot Scrub and the Cracked Heel Treatment to pamper their hard working feet. Produced to be super luxurious and very soothing, I was sure I was in for a great treat.
After one particularly soggy morning run I happily jumped into the shower with the Warming Foot Scrub. Boasting a “heat activated extract that gently warms up when in contact with water,” I was hoping this product would help warm my frigid feet and exfoliate at the same time. Rubbing it on I felt an instant flash of heat. We’re talking real heat here, not like some of those other “warming” scrubs that really only tingle. Sadly, this heat was not to last; with a flash it was gone. However, the peppermint smell, attributed to the real peppermint oil, was great, not like other synthetic peppermints. The smell pepped me right up!
I’ll be interested to hear what my fellow review team members think of the All About Feet Exfoliating Foot Scrub. This bath or shower scrub uses walnut shell and apricot seeds to naturally scrub away dry and calloused skin, plus adds in shea butter and that awesome peppermint oil to moisturize, soothe, and cool tired, over worked feet.
After showering I grabbed the All About Feet Cracked Heel Treatment. Made with real peppermint oil and 10% shea butter. This heel treatment instantly began to sink into my skin. It left very little greasy residue on my fingers and made my feet feel like new.
Using this combination for about two weeks, my feet began to show significant signs of improvement! Other foot creams would wear off by the end of the day leaving me with ragged, ashy heels. Not so with All About Feet. I could easily switch from my sensible work shoes to slinky heels without needing to moisturize my feet, perfect for the impending summertime footwear. That’s not even mentioning the fantastic long lasting scent of the pure, peppermint oil – invigorating and delightful.
The greatest testament to these products would likely be from my husband. One day after his shower he asked me “What’s that stuff in the pink and white tube? It gets hot!” I asked him where he used it (his feet, thank goodness!) and if he liked it (yes). I then offered him use of the Cracked Heel Treatment and he’s now a convert to foot care! He swears that the combination makes his feet feel a million times better and that gives him more energy. An endorsement from my picky husband? That’s enough for me.
Overall I highly recommend Upper Canada Soap’s All About Feet line of products. The quality of the products are great, the smell is amazing, and the price is right. What is there to lose but some unsightly toes?
Note: For those, like me, with allergies (I have a latex allergy that causes a severe skin rash and some respiratory symptoms) you may know that shea butter sometimes contains a natural latex component. I contacted Cathy at Upper Canada Soap who advised that there are levels of natural latex in this product, but no adverse reactions have been noted. It is still recommended by the company that those with severe latex allergies avoid the product and those with lesser allergies should do a spot test first. I was able to use the Cracked Heel Treatment with no issues or allergic symptoms.
Review team – tell us all about your experience with All About Feet!
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• The All About Feet Spa Pedicure Set includes the Exfoliating Foot Scrub, a Soothing Foot Cream, a Pumice Stone/Brush and soft, white slippers. $24.99
• The All About Feet Cracked Heel Treatment Kit contains the Cracked Heel Treatment plus a pair of Moisture Plus Socks for a results oriented, overnight foot soother and saver. $22.99
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