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Get those Happy Feet right at home

Updated on February 27, 2009
Tired Feet
Tired Feet
Work those feet!
Work those feet!

How about those Feet?

Isn't it the truth that when your feet hurt, you just don't feel like being bothered. Maybe your job requires you to spend most of the day on your feet or you've just been running around and your feet have taken a beating. I think it's about time to stop and gives those dogs, tootsies, piggies, or whatever you call your feet some TLC, and I have some natural care advice to help you.

The Pedicure

Don't just sit down and trim your toenails or paint them for the sake of vanity, because a proper pedicure requires a foot soak, a nail trim which prevents in-grown toenails, and removal of hard skin and calluses which if gone unchecked can lead to painful corns. Cuticles should be pushed down,(not cut) and the feet and calves massaged with cream or oil. An olive oil base product is especially nourishing. Painting the nails will last longer if they have a clear undercoat.

Extra Hard Skin

Hard skin on the feet requires extra exfoliation which require a pumice stone. Moisten the stone and add a few drops of pepperment or rosemary essential oil to it and begin to scrub for an invigorating experience. Concentrate mostly on the heels, the balls of your feet and the big toes where the skin is usually the hardest.

More tired feet...
More tired feet...
Happy Feet!
Happy Feet!

Your Choices and Tips for Happy Feet!

1. Cool down hot feet with a peppermint and aloe vera gel rub.

2. Base oils for feet are olive, avocado, and sesame.

3. Soothe hot and tired feet with a vegetable oil massage spiked with clove oil which has anesthetic properties.

4. Soak feet in warm water with tea tree, pine, or eucalyptus oils to wipe out odors.

5. Exercise and strengthen muscles in the feet by rolling each foot on a tennis ball while sitiing down.

6. Detoxify your entire body with only a 20 minute foot soak in warm water. Just add two tablespoons of rock salt. Follow with a oil massage.

7. Ladies, ditch those high heels whenever you can to avoid bunions and ankle problems..

8. Change socks and nylons daily to avoid foot fungus or infections.

9. Never wear socks or shoes that are too small because it is necessary for your feet to breathe,


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    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      JamaGenee, hello again. What the salts due in general is to draw toxins from the body through the feet. The specifics of how it actually works I cannot say for certain. Give it a try, It won'ts hurt. I have used it for a long time and I am followinf the advice of a good friend.

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      Silver Freak 

      9 years ago from The state of confusion

      I wanna pedicure! I just want somebody else to do it! Such a lazy wench I am!

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      Joanna McKenna 

      9 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Another great hub! I bought some rosemary essential oil to put on light bulbs (before turning on the lamp, of course) but had no idea it's good for feet too! But I'm curious - how does soaking the feet in a rock salt solution detoxify the entire body? (Willing to try it, just want to know the whys and hows!)

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      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks Johnny, you are a real sweetheart. Take care and have a good day!

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      johnny yuma1 

      9 years ago

      I am not 100% certain, but I think you have to have a prescription for it. I only know that the doctor prescribes it for me, but she is good and may be doing it so the insurance will pay for it.


    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hello Johnny, Our feet just by caring our body weight always take a beating, so whatever we can do to take care of them and treat them good is a necessity. I just wanted to know if Salex or the generic version can be bought over the counter? I thank you for commenting on this Hub and giving me new information. Have a great day!

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      johnny yuma1 

      9 years ago

      This is great. I love it. I have psorasis on my hands and feet, and they itch and crack constantly. Finally the doctors found a product Salex; actually, I use the generic of it on my feet and hands that is the only thing that I have found to keep my hands or feet under halfway decent condition. They began that in 1995 with just a small patch on one finger that I thought was poison oak. I ignored it, because when I get poison oak it always goes away in a couple of weeks or maybe three. It did that time too, but in a couple of months was back again and has been bothering me periodically every since that time. Remember the name Salex in case you ever get anything like it.

      A gret hub that you have here.

      Johnny Yuma

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks very much. I appreciate the positive feedback.

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      10 years ago

      Very helpful tips laringo. I will pass the message on to my friends. Everytime I visit your hub, I find something good for me and for others. Thanks for sharing these very good tips.


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