Just as you are conscientious about keeping
your skin from burning and staying hydrated in the summer months, it is
important not to neglect your feet. Your feet take a beating in the summer,
between being in shoes all day without much chance to breathe, and going bare
foot or in flip flops.
Keeping your feet on their toes is a great
way to keep the rest of your body in alignment as well.
There are many ways to keep your feet
healthy. Remember, your feet work hard, so take some time to take extra care of
Natural foot scrub Take a 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil mixed with 2
tablespoons of olive oil and ½ cup of kosher salt. Mix together well. You can
add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially
concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, rinsing with
Sugary sweet foot scrub Take ¼ cup of sugar,5 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond
oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and
spread all over the feet. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on
the heels. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub
Foot smoothie Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a
paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the
paste all over your feet, relax for 10 minutes, rinse well and pat dry. Put
moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and
smooth in the morning.
Sometimes you may not be in the mood or
have the time to do a foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good
Add ½ cup of baking soda and ½
cup of Epsom salts to a basin of very warm water. Soak your feet for as long as
you like. You will notice that your feet will be rejuvenated and refreshed
A combination of milk, warm
water, and a little almond oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your
Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and
baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot soak.
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