DIY Treatments For Softer, Healthier Feet

Give your hardworking feet a little TLC with this delicious  sea salt scrub recipe.

Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe

• 1 tablespoon sea salt
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 5 drops Peppermint oil

1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, stirring thoroughly.

2. To use: Massage onto lower legs, ankles and feet, using a circular motion. Aim for 3 to 5 minutes on each leg and foot. It feels quite invigorating and refreshing, and is great on a hot summer day! Makes 1 treatment.

This scented cream is a great daily foot treatment, and is one of my favorites.

Lavender Velvet Foot Cream Recipe

• 1/2 cup all-vegetable shortening
• 1 teaspoon beeswax
• 3 tablespoons distilled water
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 medium bowl ice cubes
• 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 15 drops rose essential oil

1. In a small saucepan, heat shortening and beeswax over very low heat until just melted. Remove saucepan from heat. Set aside.

2. In another small saucepan, warm distilled water and dissolve baking soda in it; remove saucepan from heat. Set aside.

3. When both mixtures have cooled to about the same temperature, set shortening pan into a bowl of ice cubes and add essential oils.

4. Drizzle liquid from the second pan into it, stirring rapidly with a small whisk or spoon. The cream should set up fairly quickly, and look (and feel) like fluffy cake icing.

5. To use: Thickly slather it onto clean feet; put on socks and go to bed. Awaken to “feet of velvet.” Store remainder away from heat or light. There is no need to refrigerate unless weather is hot. It will last about 1 year if chilled, or 3 to 4 months at room temperature. Yield 3/4 cup.

These recipes and more can be found in this amazing book: Natural Foot Care by Stephanie Tourles.

 Aromatherapy Foot Powder

• 1/2 cup powdered arrowroot
• 2 tablespoons white clay
• 10 drops cypress essential oil
• 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 3 drops patchouli essential oil

1. Mix arrowroot with clay. Add essential oils drop by drop, mixing the oils into the powder with your fingers. Store the mixture in a tightly covered container to preserve the essential oils.

More incredible recipes like this can be found inside of 1001 Natural Remedies

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