Tuesday 11 February, 2020.Using Essential Oils for a foot bath is a treat for your whole body!
And it is a treat that you can share with friends and family!
We rely on our feet to carry us many thousands of miles in a lifetime… Sore, tired, cracked, dry, or itchy feet do effect our body too.
In winter we neglect our feet… keeping them “locked up” in socks and shoes!
And, in summer, we may walk around in sandals or bare foot – leaving our feet cracked and dry!
Aromatherapy is an excellent way to treat your feet …
Essential Oils For Foot Bath
- Peppermint – an anti-inflammatory with soothing properties.
- Lavender – soothing and relaxing.
- Rosemary – mild stimulant and good for rheumatic aches and pains.
- Lemon – refreshing and revitalizing, will stimulate circulation.
- Eucalyptus – powerful bactericidal with anti-viral properties, good disinfectant.
- Tea Tree – disinfectant: use for blisters, fungal infections, athletes foot, insect bites.
You can make your own blends using these essential oils! “Cook up” a foot bath, foot lotion, foot scrub…
Buy your essential oils without any fuss or worry!
Click here to go to my favorite, hand-picked aromatherapy oils and items for you to buy without even leaving your computer.
“Feet Treat” Recipes
You can use a number of household ingredients for a relaxing foot bath…
- Dissolve a cup of Epsom Salts in warm water and soak tired feet!
- Milk, herbs, honey and chamomile tea will also soothe and soften your feet.
- A good remedy for smelly feet is a foot bath in baking soda.
Be creative and find which “foot treat” works for you!!
Try my recipe for a relaxing foot soak…
Add to a foot spa or simply sit with your feet in a bowl whilst you do a calming breathing exercise for complete stress relief!
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 drops almond essential oil
- 2 cups warm milk – not low fat
- 1 gallon warm water
Mix well and SOAK!
For rough, dry, calloused, or weary feet
- 1/4 cup (59 ml) ground oatmeal
- 1/4 cup (59 ml) cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sea salt
- Essential oil of lemon or peppermint
- Moisturizing cream or lotion
- Spring or tap water
Combine the dry ingredients and mix in a small bowl.
Add enough water to form a creamy, gritty paste.
Add a few drops of essential oil and stir.
Store in a zip lock bag or jar.
Massage into clean feet and ENJOY!
Really scrub all those rough areas and between toes. Rinse and dry.
Apply a thick moisturizing cream mixed with a few drops of either essential oil.
Great Gift Idea!! Wrap a ribbon around a glass jar filled with your home-made “foot treat” and give to a deserving friend.
Peppermint Foot Scrub
Great for relieving tired and cramped legs. Can also be used as a footbath.
- 4 tablespoons Epsom salt / sea salt
- 2 tablespoons soy oil
- 8 drops peppermint essential oil
Combine ingredients and massage into tired feet and legs.
Tired Feet Footbath
Excellent blend for overworked feet!
- 3 drops lavender
- 3 drops rosemary
- 4 drops lemon
- 2 liter of warm water
Combine oils and mix well.
Massage into legs using a circular motion.
Massage onto dry feet.
Before you go to bed… Rub olive oil into your dry, cracked feet. Do not rinse. Put on a cozy pair of socks and go to sleep. Your feet will drink in the moisture and feel refreshed in the morning.
Tea Tree Foot Powder
Tea Tree’s natural deodorizing and anti-fungal properties make it one of the best essential oils for feet.
Make your own foot powder…
- 2 drops of Tea Tree oil
- 2 drops of rosemary oil
- 2 tablespoon of arrowroot powder.
Add oils to the powder.
Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Dust onto feet before putting on your socks.
Energizing Foot Lotion
Walking all day? Try this…
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
- 12 drops eucalyptus
Combine the ingredient in a bottle.
Rub into your feet and heels.
Calming Foot Scrub
Try one of my favorite “feet treats”…
- Half a cup course sea salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3-4 sprigs fresh lavender, minced
- small handful fresh mint, minced
Mix well together.
Rub into tired feet.
- Want to know how to give a proper foot massage? Go to foot massage made easy.
- Try this simple refreshing peppermint and lemon aromatherapy foot bath recipe.
- And, for loads more ideas and information on how to Use Essential Oils… Just click here.
Pick of the Day!