We’ve talked facials and essential oils, but what about our often-neglected feet? They are our foundation, the bedrock of our being, and deserve extra attention and appreciation today!
Here are some ideas for foot baths that not only rejuvenate your feet and toes, but detoxify your body and lift your mood. All you need is a shallow tub, warm water, a towel and 15-30 minutes.Follow with a home pedicure, a brisk walk, and a luxurious Sunday nap!
Foot baths are a soothing activity to do with children, who will settle down and relax as soon as their feet are in warm water. Once I introduced my kids to foot baths, they wanted todo them every night!
- Exfoliating Apple Cider Vinegar-Epsom Soak
ACV has a million uses, and healing your feet is one of them. Pour 1-3 cups of ACV into the soaking tub. and add 3-4 cups of warm water and the juice of 1-3 lemons, Use the lemon peels to clean and polish your feet. Before adding the epsom salt to the water, rub it over your feet in light circular motion. Soak 15-30 minutes, and rinse with cold water.
- Invigorating Ginger Soak
Add 1/2 cup ground or grated ginger to 4-6 cups water, and 5-20drops of lemon oil, lemongrass, clary sage or peppermint oil. Soak 15-30 min.
- Moisturizing Honey Soak
Dissolve 1 cup honey into 1 cup of coconut milk and 1 tsp cinnamon powder. Add the mixture to a tub of 4-6 cups warm water, and soak 15-30 min.
- Detox Food Soak
Add 2 tbs. ACV to 2 tbs. bentonite clay and 1/2 cup epsom salt. Mix to a thick consistency. Apply this paste to your feet for ten minutes, and then soak your feet in hot water for 30 minutes. The clay will dissolve, removing toxins from yourblood stream and vital organs.
Following a soak, rub your feet with your favorite oil (Patricia Bragg’s is olive oil!) or non-petroleum cream and put on some cozy, warm socks. Your feet will love you for it!