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New Feet Please Father Christmas

Updated on December 10, 2010
A well earned soak
A well earned soak

What about your poor feet!

Well we all do it, you know the drill and if like me there's always those last minute presents and stocking fillers to get just before Christmas, you will find yourself prancing about the streets and perhaps hoping for Christmas Eve reductions in the hope of finding a bargain to wear for the New Years party ! New dress requires new shoes!

(Next year I will be organised in October I hear you say!)


Well what about your poor feet!

It is time to think about those trusty feet that will carry you round over Christmas.

Here are a few suggestions:

Make time to pamper your feet!


  • Don't wear heels to shop in;you will get more done if your feet aren't crippling you.

  • Give your feet a good soak and use either pure essential oils or epson/rock salts in a bowl of warm water.Choose a combination or just use a few drops of one of the following Peppermint,Lemon,Eucalyptus,Marjoram,Rosemary and Lavender pure essential oils are all excellent to use.

  • Remove any hard skin with a good sand paper based file.

  • Massage olive oil into skin each night and then put cotton socks on,this helps to keep moisture in the skin and prevents the skin cracking in the winter.

  • Keep toe nails trimmed.

  • If you have bunions pad out big toe with either cotton wool or a professional toe support pad.

  • Suggest a gift voucher to friends/relatives for a beauty salon and treat yourself to either a reflexology or pedicure session....Bliss!


Party Shoes
Party Shoes

Party Feet

If you need to be able to walk the following day from all your dancing and still want to wear your heels then here are some tips for happy feet:


  • Don't wear new shoes, break them in and wear them around the house for a week.

  • Whilst eating your meal slip your feet out of your shoes and rest them before you get dancing.

  • Gel pads inserted in your shoes give extra support and relief.

  • Plasters are a must have in your handbag.

  • Wear a smaller heel.

  • Talc your feet.


Put your feet up!
Put your feet up!

Don't take them fot granted and seek professional treatment if any of the following should occur contact a State Registered Podiatrist/Chiropodist:

  • Ingrowing toe nail

  • Verruca

  • Corns

  • Painful hard skin

  • Bunions

  • Atheletes Foot (Tea tree pure essential oil is beneficial for this complaint)


These tips won't spoil your fun but enhance the well being of your feet, after all they are extremely important in carrying us around and therefore have to serve us well for our whole life time.

Christmas can be exhausting so try to enjoy yourself this party season and take care put your feet up and take a well earned rest !


Festive Fragrances
Festive Fragrances

Festive fragrances

As we approach Christmas I thought I would share with you some of my

favourite pure essential oils that can create a homely festive environment.

The following combination of pure essential oils work well

when combined and diluted in hot water on a fragrance burner.

You can also apply to cotton wool or tissue and place behind a radiator

in the room of your choice.

  • Cinnamon

  • Frankincense

  • Lavender

  • Myrrh

  • Nutmeg

  • Orange

  • Pettigrain

  • Pine

  • Rosemary

Just choose one or three of the above oils and I recommend no more than

4 drops in a fragrance burner.

You can replenish when they have evaporated up with hot water and add a few drops of your chosen pure essential oil.

Other methods of use are:

Few drops of oil in potpourri.

Used to fragrance candles and soap.

Make a fabulous gift for Christmas!

Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas Season ;)

A White Christmas

Rossendale Valley Lancashire
Rossendale Valley Lancashire | Source

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