Updated: May 9
Hey, gals! How is your #SocialDistancing going? Have you been keeping busy? I have made a goal to come out of this better than how I went into it. I'm working really hard on my writing for you, my lovely readers, and I'm also working on some self-improvement.
I know that a lot of you may be concerned that a lot of businesses are closed including spas, salons, and restaurants. Treating yourself may look a little impossible right now, but I can promise you that you CAN treat yourself in the comfort of your own home, without leaving and without spending any money. All you have to do is is give yourself a great big dose of #SelfCare. The best way to give yourself some TLC? A Nice Relaxing Foot Soak.
Your feet have 7 thousand nerve endings that all affect different parts of your body that each nerve is connected to. When you detoxify and relax the nerve endings in the feet, the connected parts of the body are then relaxed and detoxified as well. In this post, I'm going to share with you the best spa treatments for your feet made with all-natural ingredients!
Relax and Enjoy!
1. The Mighty Oak Foot Soak!
Oak trees are known to be strong and mighty, but they're also known to be antibacterial, anti-itch and can act as a deodorizer. This is why they make the perfect natural healer for feet!
All you need is ¼ cup of oak bark chunks and a liter of water. Bring the bark and water to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Strain the oak water into a footbath and soak for 30 minutes. Relax and let the oak do its job.
2. Herbal Foot Bath for Tired and Achy Feet
Soak your tired, achy feet in this soothing, healing herbal soak and feel the freshness afterward.
What You’ll Need:
12 Cups of Water
A Handful of Thyme Leaves
A Handful of Peppermint Leaves
A Small Piece of Ginger Root, peeled and chopped
What To Do:
Boil the water and add the herbs
Take off heat and let sit for a couple of hours (2-hour minimum)
Strain the steeped mixture into a foot bath or large bowl
Add warm water and soak for 20-30 minutes
Dry your feet, moisturize and soak up the natural remedies of all of the herbs.
Thyme is an herb known for soothing, while the peppermint relieves pain and brings down inflammation. The ginger stimulates circulation, which is a big pain reliever in itself.
3.Soothing Lemon Foot Soak Oil
After using this oil, you’ll have fresh, clean feet that will heal quicker and grow healthier skin cells. This oil doesn’t have to be just for feet. In fact, you could use this as a deep cleansing oil for your face, as well. If you do that, I recommend diluting the lemon to make it better for the sensitive skin cells of the face.
1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Lemon Essential Oil
½ tsp lemon juice.
What To Do:
Add mixture to the foot bath
Soak for 30 minutes
After 30 minutes, scrub your feet with a brush or pumice stone to get rid of dead skin.
Dry feet and moisturize with olive oil to get the best benefits.
Olive oil is an antibacterial, nourishing agent that protects your skin and helps it heal. Lemon is an antibacterial cleanser that promotes healthy collagen growth.
4. Herbal Potpourri Bag for Shoes
This isn’t a foot remedy, but it’s important if you want fresh smelling feet. The herbs in this potpourri are all deodorizers and will freshen up the smelliest of shoes and boots.
What You’ll Need:
A small cotton bag
A handful of rosemary leaves
A handful of sage leaves
20 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil on a cotton ball
20 Drops of Basil Essential Oil on a cotton ball
20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil on a cotton ball
What To Do:
Put all the ingredients in a bag, give it a good shake and stuff it in all those old shoes, your workout shoes, the winter boots you keep prematurely putting away. Anything!
All of the herbs used in the potpourri have strong scents that will deodorize anything!
What are you waiting for? Give your feet the love they deserve and enjoy the love and healing that nature has to offer! Which one will you try first? Don’t forget to like and share with your friends to spread the self-love!
Have a favorite that I didn’t mention? Comment Below!
Until Next Time xoxo