Our feet often get tired and hurt.
Not surprising, when you think about all the abuse they get, on a daily basis.
Although our feet may not appear as though they need much attention, they require the same tender loving care as our hands.
Fortunately there are some wonderful treatments that will help to refresh, tired feet.
Below, I have put together a few of my favourite recipes, the perfect antidote for sore feet at the end of a busy day.
HOMEMADE FOOT SCRUB
Winter Warmer Foot Spa
This is a fabulous detox foot treatment, that is perfect for getting the circulation going in your feet during those cold winter months.
Once the ingredients have been added together, this formula should be used up quickly before the healing essential oils have a chance to evaporate.
- 100g Mustard
- 2 Tbs Dried peppermint leaves
- 2 Cups Warm water
- 5 Drops Eucalyptus essential oil
A warming and stimulating treatment, it will help to open up the pores on your feet and eliminate toxins.
Ideally you should soak your feet for around 15 minutes, and once dry why not apply the wonderful moisturising formula below.
Cocoa Butter and Calendula Rub
This is a deeply nourishing body butter moisturiser, that will compliment your homemade foot scrub, the perfect treat for tired dry feet.
- 2 Tbs Cocoa butter
- 2 Tsp Calendula officinailis tincture
- 2 Tbs Calendula petals
- 1 Tbs Chamomile flowers
Mix in the tincture and add the flowers and combine everything, then gently massage the healing herbs into your feet.
Herbal Deodorising Foot Spa
Some herbs are really deodorising, such as basil, bay leaves, eucalyptus, lemon balm, spearmint and thyme.
They are really great ingredients for a dry foot powder:
2 Tbs Dried lemon zest
3 Tsp Dried lavender buds
2 Tsp Dried peppermint leaves
2 Tsp Dried rosemary leaves
2 Tsp Dried sage leaves
Add the ingredients to the foot spa, letting the herbs infuse for at least 15 minutes and then soak for a further 10 minutes.
The really nice thing about these simple recipes, is that you can easily recreate your own foot spa, without to much downtime or having to leave the comfort of your own home.