As we move into warmer days, awaken your senses with clean, refreshing scents. Citrus aromas are naturally cleansing and energizing- think lemon, grapefruit, orange. Peppermint, lime, ginger, eucalyptus and rosemary scents, to name a few, are all used to uplift the spirit and recharge the mind and body. While reading Barbara Close's The Spa Deck, I ran into this great foot soother recipe which is just what my winter-tired feet are barking for.
Before I give you the recipe, make sure to look for pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Don't use synthetic fragrances, only pure essential oils retain the healing properties of the plants from which they are derived. I have a link to my favorite essential oil brand in my webpage
Rosemary Citron Sea Salt Foot Smoother
Want happy feet? Try this after wearing uncomfortable shoes or standing for long periods. It works its magic in part by helping to break up lactic acid deposits that causes feet to ache.
- 1/2 cup of sea salt, coarsely ground
- 2 oz of carrier oil (such as almond oil)
- 8 drops of grapefruit essential oil
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
- 20 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 1 spring rosemary leaves, chopped finely
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl; set aside. Soak feet in warm water for 10 minutes to soften the skin. Rub mixture onto feet, concentrating on the rough patches. Wrap feet in plastic and swaddle in a towel. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.