When was the last time you pampered your feet? Our feet work so hard for us every day, carrying our entire body weight, taking the strain and pain from all the walking in high heels, running, dancing, exposure to the wind, rain, sun and sand! Considering all the activities our feet are involved in on a day to day basis, they can end up tired, dry or swollen.
Tired, neglected feet can you make feel uneasy and uncomfortable. They can also cause problems like varicose veins, corns and calluses and more! Did you know that tired feet can throw off your body’s balance? When our feet are abused, this can cause problems with the ankles, knees and even the hips. Many of us do not realize that foot pain affects the entire body!
That is why after a long day of walking around or wearing uncomfortable shoes, our feet need to relax and become revitalized too. If your feet are aching, for example, you can put them up in a comfortable position for a few minutes to relieve the ache. This quick remedy is also great for swollen feet. Now if you want a more special treatment, you don’t necessarily need to drag yourself to a spa and pay for expensive foot spa treatments to give your feet some lovin’. Learn a few foot care recipes so you can do it at home!
Regular pampering of the feet will ultimately make your entire body feel better so pay attention to your feet. Remember, they are just as important as any part of your body. Feet that are well taken cared of will make you feel great and look more beautiful! So today treat your feet to one of these revitalizing homemade foot soak recipes that use all natural ingredients. They are pretty easy to do – your feet will definitely be happy!
Peppermint Foot Soak
- 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil and 1 drop of lemon essential oil
Note: You may opt to use only water and peppermint oil, but the last two oils help aid in the soothing, calming effect.
1. Boil the water then let cool for a few minutes.
2. Pour this on a small basin where your feet can fit.
3. Add the essential oils.
4. Soak your feet as long as you like!
Milk Foot Soak
- 2 cups of milk
- 7 cups of water
Mix the water and milk and heat mixture on stove top or microwave.
Pour the mixture in a small basin. The warmer the mixture, the better.
Soak your feet for at least 10 minutes.
Rinse with clean water then pat dry.
Apply your favorite foot lotion to soften your feet.
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