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Refreshing Foot Soak and Massage Oil Recipe
Tired, Stressed and Sore Feet
DIY Foot Spa and Massage ~
When you find you are on your feet most of the day, what better way to detox, refresh and rejuvenate your footsies than a foot soak followed by an easily applied massage oil.
.Massage was one of my favorite disciplines and treatments to do as a Beauty Therapist. While I may no longer work as a Therapist, I do like to keep doing back, neck, face, head, hands and feet massage on my partner or family when called upon.
I have always found myself on my feet a good 8-9 hours in work (retail, massage work and make-up artist) not feeling aches and pains until the moment I sat down.
Then my feet would invariably fight back and say “What about us, we support your body do you not think we should be given some tender loving care or TLC?” Our feet are often forgotten about until the warmer months and open toed sandals, flip-flops and bare foot walks along a beach entice us to show our feet.
I remember well my mum having a Radox bath or soaking the aches and pains away from her feet and finding relief from a simple foot soak.
Here I have shown how easy it is to make your own super beneficial soak with toxin drawing salt and two powerful essential oils which are ideal for hot tired sore feet. When followed by your own quick homemade therapeutic massage oil, your feet will never feel or look so good.
Time For a Relaxing Foot Soak
Aches and Pains be Gone!
Ideal Foot Soak Tub
Muti-Use Collapsible Tub
Funky Foot Spa
Refreshing Foot Soak ~
1 cup Epsom Salts
5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Foot Spa Bowl or Plastic Basin
- Fill your bowel or basin with fairly warm water.
- Place your towel in front of the basin.
- Add in the salt and give it a stir.
- Add your 10 drops of essential oils and stir once more.
- Add both feet (preferably together) and immerse them in this wonderful detoxifying soak.
- Relax on the sofa or comfy chair for a good 10-15 minutes.
- Remove one foot at a time and place on the towel.
- Wrap the towel around the foot gently and dry off by patting all over, not forgetting in-between the toes to prevent any fungal bacteria growing.
The next step I highly recommend is to exfoliate the feet while the skin is warm, soft and the pores are open. Making your exfoliating foot scrub is simply done using everyday ingredients including oatmeal, honey, brown sugar and olive oil.
These ingredients combine to gently remove all the dead skin cells, improve circulation and have a deep pore cleansing, calming and nourishing effect on the feet.
If you feel like skipping the scrub to another time then finish with a nourishing, moisturizing and rejuvenating massage oil. Here is the recipe.
Professional Foot Soak and Massage
Two Thumb Pressure
Stretch Those Pinkies
Foot Massage Oil Recipe ~
5 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
10 drops Orange Essential Oil
6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
4 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
1 Small Dark Glass Dropper Bottle (recycled small dark glass jar will do)
Small funnel (optional)
- Add the almond oil to your container.
- Add the essential oils one by one.
- Screw on lid and give a few shakes to blend together.
- Always give it a shake before using to combine the oils.
- This will last for up to 6 months once stored in a cool, dry and dark place.
To Apply Massage Oil:
- Having someone massage your feet is the best feeling however it can be done easily on your own feet if no volunteers are around.
- Drop 2-4 drops of oil into the palm of your hands and rub together gently.
- Doing one foot at a time, hold the front of the foot with both hands (one hand if easier). With both thumbs start at the bottom of the foot and with a little pressure start pushing up the sole of the foot towards the toes. Repeat this up and down the foot 4 or 5 times.
- Holding the foot in a similar way use the thumbs to “scissor” across the foot with a little pressure, moving up and down 4 or 5 times.
- Holding the foot with one hand, create a fist with the free hand. Use this to “knead” the sole with your knuckles, up and down 4 or 5 times.
- Taking each toe one by one give them a gentle but firm stretch.
- Finish by massaging all over the foot and heel until your oil has almost absorbed into the skin.
- This you then repeat with the other foot.
- For an extra salon treat doable at home check out Thelma’s gorgeous Paraffin Wax for Hands and Feet.
Easy massage movements for tired feet
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Footsie Fancies ~
Fancy sexy, woody and warm massage oil for men?
Fancy some added relief for tired, sore feet?
Take a clean golf ball, tennis ball or a marble and roll it gently up and down the soles of your feet. This helps stimulate all the reflexology parts of the body adding extra benefits to organs of the body by applying pressure on the feet with the thumbs
No golf ball, tennis ball or marbles but fancy this idea?
Use smooth flat stones easily accessed in craft shops, dollar stores or if you are lucky on the beach. Put them in the basin for your foot soak and feel the tiredness drain out of your feet. Great for relieving any swelling of the feet (e.g. hot weather, jet lag or after exercise)
Fancy some additional beneficial essential oils for feet?
Geranium – Detoxifying, revitalizing, improves blood circulation and mood brightening.
Lavender – Soothing, anti-fungal, antibacterial and great for the skin.
Cypress – Helps water retention, swollen ankles, feet and legs and varicose veins.
Grapefruit – Great for swollen ankles, feet and legs. It is refreshing, rejuvenating, cleansing and aids fatigue.
Rosemary – Anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
Fancy a different Carrier Oil?
Use fractioned coconut oil (all the fat is spun out of it) with any of the above essential oils for different massage oil.
Fancy a really detoxifying soak without essential oils?
! Cup Epsom salts, 1 cup sea salt and 2 cups of baking soda added to a large Mason jar or ½ gallon recycled jar. Screw on lid and give it a good shake. This will also keep for ages so you have it at the ready. To use, measure approximately ¼ cup into fairly hot water in a plastic basin and soak for 30 minutes.
The ions in the salt actually work like magnets drawing out toxins through the skin and into your bath soak. After removing from the soak dry and then wash in warm soapy water before applying100% pure aloe vera. You must not use any product that has chemicals or they will be absorbed back into the feet making your detox a waste of time. This foot soak is great to do once a day then cutting back to once a week.
How often do you have a foot soak?
from my friend Randi (btrbell)
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