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Scented Foot Baths
Did you know that your feet are extremely important to the health of your body? Introducing the foot bath! A scented foot bath can help relieve the discomfort of tired feet. With a little sea salt and some essential oils, you've got the beginning of a great foot bath.
The condition of your feet tell what's going on in the rest of your body. Your feet are very sensitive, they can release negative energy and absorb positive energy. Before you get to the salts and essential oils, did you know that a great way to release negative energy is to walk barefoot outside on the grass? This grounds you and your feet connect with the energies of the earth. One of my favorite walks with nature is to walk the shores of the beach. You get them cleansed with the salt water from the ocean and ground yourself with the sands of time.
Different cultures have always had a special relationship with feet. In Balinese culture, washing your feet symbolizes a cleansing of your soul. Muslims was their feet in special tubs before entering a mosque. Jesus is said to have had his feet washed by his mother Mary.
Let's take a look at a couple of recipes for Scented Foot Care
Two Step Foot Bath
3 drops of lavender, peppermint or lemongrass essential oil
A handful of fresh flowers (from your garden or a flower shop)
Add water to a small foot tub, just enough to cover your feet. Add a squirt or two of liquid soap and soak your in the water to soften your skin. Take your pumice stone and remove rough skin from your feet. Pay special attention to your heals and the balls of your feet.
When you've finished this, rinse well. Clean your small foot tub of any soap resider and fill your small foot tub with warm water. Add your flowers and essential oils and soak your feet and massage occasionally while enjoying the warmth of the water on your feet. 15 minutes is all it takes but of course you can sit longer and enjoy the quiet time.
Dry your feet with a towel and enjoy the softness and beauty of your skin.
Tired Feet Massage Oil
6-12 drops of peppermint essential oil
4 drops of tea tree essential
2 tablespoons olive, almond, jojoba or coconut oil. You can also blend them together . These are known as carrier oils when using with essential oils.
Blend the essential oils together and then mix them with the carrier oils. This is a wonderful massage oil for your feet after one of your foot baths.
When the weather is warm, you can really enjoy the beauty of your feet. When the weather is cold, continue to care for your feet with frequent foot baths and massages and your feet will thank you for it when the weather warms up again.
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