Saturday, June 25, 2011

Perfect All-Natural Foot Soak

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A friend sends me information about all sorts of natural methods for body care, such as the baking soda-apple cider vinegar no-shampoo and this fantastic foot soak for tired tootsies. Because the no-shampoo works so well for my hair, I tried out the foot soak and was thrilled at how my feet and legs relaxed, and so did the rest of me. Here is what you do:

Dig out a basin, or as in the case of vegetarians like me, re-purpose that big turkey roasting pan that you don't plan to use for that any more.

Add the following to the pan/basin:
  • 1 T. Green (your choice of brand) dishwash liquid
  • 1 T. Honey (yes, you read right-- a disinfectant and a moisturizer)
  • 2 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or other accessible oil)
  • 5-10 drops of Young Living Essential Oils - Peppermint - 15 ml NEW (I have linked to my favourite pure peppermint oil)
Fill the basin with warm water (as warm as you can take) and soak your feet for about ten+ minutes.  Dry.  Perfect time for a foot rub or reflexology.  Your feet will feel so rested and refreshed-- you will sleep better-- you will detox slightly (through your feet, yes!)-- and it makes the first "gift" to give someone else you care about.