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Pamper your tired feet after the holidays with soothing products from The Body Shop

Updated on December 23, 2015

Feet treats from The Body Shop

Healing your heels with The Body Shop

Doesn't it often seem that after a vacation you need another vacation? That seems doubly true after the holidays! All of that waiting in line, dashing across malls, standing in the kitchen is extra hard on your legs and feet. Also, indulging in extra booze and salty party treats can make them swell even more.

Fortunately, there's Body Shop to the rescue!

Early in the company's history, people went crazy over its Peppermint Foot Cream. It's said that the late Princess Diana stocked up on it! The scent was refreshing, yet unusual -- more like peppermint ice cream than mouthwash. Now the line has expanded to the Peppermint Reviving Leg Gel. The special peppermint used in the product is purchased Fair Trade style from Norfolk, England, whose damp soil is perfect for growing the plant.

If you keep the gel in the refrigerator, as I do, you'll find it extra reviving to sore, swollen legs and feet. The gel is clear and easily absorbed. You can put socks and shoes back on right away . . . if you have to!

For a more elaborate, pampering experience, try their new Spa of the World line, using more luxurious, premium ingredients. French Lavender Massage Oil uses the herb grown in France, which has a particularly blue quality, full of the healing and cleansing properties that Romans prized when they ruled Gaul. The bottle label notes that in the 14th century, King Charles VI of France demanded pillows with lavender sewn inside. The scent has therapeutic, relaxing notes.

The carrier oil blend (the unscented part) is a non-greasy combination of almond, sesame and jojoba. Both sesame and jojoba oils are said to be very close in chemical makeup to human sebum, so they absorb very well.

For a moisturizing and softening effect, massage your tense feet with this oil after a bath.

The Body Shop's points of difference

For several years now, there's been a growing "global beauty" trend. Ingredients sourced from around the world, as well as exotic makeup application techniques go hand-in-hand as a development with such things as the global economy and social networking with a universal reach. The Body Shop has been ahead of this cosmetics trend for 40 years! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.

The Body Shop sources natural ingredients from small farmers and artisans on a Fair Trade basis. Not only does this business practice help people all over, but it also brings rare, efficacious and fragrant plants to the masses.

The Body Shop has over 3,000 stores in 60 countries, many of which are conveniently located in airports. You can stock up on beauty treats post-security!


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