January 15, 2008

Terrific soothers for your feet

foot bathCheck out these terrific foot soothers for those days when you hobble rather than walk and your first desire on reaching home is to find a remote corner and make yourself as inconspicuous as you can in order to relax your tired feet.

* Heat adequate olive oil/coconut oil just enough to soak your feet. Massage in oil thoroughly on your feet including the ankles and soak your feet in it for around 4-5 minutes. Then wrap hot wet towel (wring out till just damp) around each foot. Leave in place for 10 minutes.

* Or you try to revive your tired feet with this soothing brew: Take a basin of sufficiently hot water and add all these to it: A handful of your favorite herbs (chamomile, rosemary are terrific) with a few drops of fragrant oils (like mint, musk, sandalwood, jasmine etc.). Place your feet in it for 7-10 minutes. Then rinse off with cool water.

* Or else try this natural foot rinse: Drop 1 ½ cups cider vinegar and ½ cup lemon juice into foot basin filled with tepid water. Submerge your feet and relax.

foot bath with flowers
* You might also apply arnica lotion to soothe your tired feet which can be prepared thus – Take 100 ml surgical spirit and 1 tablespoon of tincture of arnica. Mix the two well and your lotion is ready. Whenever you need it put 2-3 drops of this lotion whenever you are soaking your feet in water. After drying your feet you can sprinkle suitable foot powder to get rid of any odor.

* Or you can do with this common, yet effective all-through-the-night foot masque and hard skin softener: Apply warm, runny Vaseline, heated using the double boiling method to your feet. Massage it thoroughly into the thick skin of your feet. Cover feet with thin, inexpensive socks, and don’t remove till morning.

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  1. Thanks for the great tips! I found your blog from the Nurturing Yourself Carnival and will be trying out your suggestions this week.

  2. The skin on our feet can be dry, calloused, itchy and scaly. This does not work well with sandals and toe rings! There are some things that you can do to take care of your feet, and men and women alike can benefit from these methods. Using it for your feet is a great idea. Unrefined, it moisturizes dry skin, and protects the skin as well. With the healing properties of Shea Butter, your feet can be sandal ready in no time.

    Shea Butter is also great for tired feet. When you get home from working all day, and your feet are sore, aching and in pain, this can truly help you. Since it is great for aching muscles and joints, it really will help you feel better. Soak your feet first in some warm water to help with stiffness and soreness. Then, massage your feet with Shea Butter. Knead the soles of your feet and the heels. Make sure to rub the Shea Butter on the tops of your feet as well. When you are finished, place some cozy socks or house slippers on your feet to allow them to rest without shoes. This method truly helps your feet stop aching so you can continue on with your busy life.

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  3. Madhavi8:54 AM

    Ihaveve tried out two new organic creams from neil’s yard remedies
    i have a dry skin and now my skin looks fresh .


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