Treat Your Feet
Warm foot soak!
A simple warm foot bath feels especially luxurious on these cold winter days!
Recently, I treated myself to a fabulous hot foot soak. Some simple things are just too good to be true, this is one of them!
I used a regular dish pan, filled it with hot water (you know, not so hot that it burned but plenty warm), added half a cup of epsom salt and 2 drops of juniper berry essential oil. I sat on the couch, wrapped in a blanket and relaxed as my warm and happy feet celebrated. I slept peacefully that night, and awoke with joyous feet.
Epsom salt is available at drug stores – either in the first aid section or the laxative section. Table salt is sodium chloride, epsom salt is magnesium sulphate. There is just something about epsom salt that seems especially soothing and healing. An epsom salt foot bath is an old – time remedy for tired, sore feet – and it still works today.
I added the juniper berry essential oil to help ease a little pain I was feeling from tight Achilles tendons. The combination worked well. The next morning, my feet, ankles and Achilles tendons were pain free.
I know, Florida is not the coldest place these days, but it has been extra chilly down here, and my feet have had many cold days in a row…Since this hot foot soak felt so good down here, I imagine it will feel extra fine to those of you dealing with “real” winter feet.