Our feet are so important – they give us a base to stand on while they carry us where we need to go. Yet we take them for granted and don’t give them the attention they deserve. We should pamper them more often, or sit back and have a loved one treat our tootsies for us.
To treat your feet, start with a soothing foot soak. Get a small tub and fill it with warm water. Add this invigorating foot soak for tired feet and soak for 15 minutes:
Rejuvenating Foot Soak
1/4 cup epsom salt
3 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil
3 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil
Dry your feet next. If you have someone willing to give you an amazing foot massage (and a massage by a loved one is always amazing), check out the foot massage sequence in Natural Foot Care by Stephanie L. Tourles. If you aren’t getting a massage (sigh), then take this opportunity to trim your toenails or use a pumice to remove loose skin.
The final step is to moisturize. You can apply a simple unscented oil, or you can use our Lizard Lotion to make dry, cracked heels disappear. If you prefer to keep your feet dry rather than moisturize them, you can apply the following foot powder:
Powder for Nice Smelling Feet
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 drops Cajeput (Melaleuca cajuputi) essential oil
2 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil
2 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
Now it’s time to put your pampered feet up and relax. They earned it.