Homemade foot soakings for sore feet. Every day we stand on them and rely on them to move us from place to place. We tend to take our feet for granted. They support our entire body weight and rarely complain. Combine that with wearing high-heel shoes or unsupportive footwear and we can be left sore from head to toe.
Proper footwear is something that many people do not put much thought into. Rather than health, fashion may play a more important part. Then they wonder why they suffer from chronic back pain or sore knees and misaligned hips. Ideally, wearing supportive footwear every day that is affordable and fashionable would make a world of difference. Especially for those who work on hard surfaces like concrete.
Regardless of your budget, though, there are some great DIY homemade foot soakings that you can do in the comfort of your own home and make your sore, neglected feet feel more loved.
Things for your homemade foot soakings:
You can get by with a small wash tub, basin, rubber made or plastic container or a large bucket. If you are going to be treating yourself to homemade foot spas often, you may wish to invest in an electronic foot soaking machine. These vibrate and massage your tender tootsies and the bubbles increase relaxation and circulation.
Using a kettle to boil water will give you a head start on filling up your foot bath. Be sure to test the temperature of the water first before emerging your feet!
Epsom Salts are available at most pharmacy sections of any grocery store or drug store. Often you can purchase them in bulk and these salts are relaxing and therapeutic for drawing out toxins and impurities from your system. Epsom salts contain magnesium which becomes absorbed through your skin. It makes a wonderful additive for your regular bubble bath and is awesome for soaking away aches and pains.
Choosing fragrant herbs will help make the experience even more enjoyable and relaxing. Some herbs can help combat foot odor or chronic sweaty feet. Great choices include Cinnamon, Mint leaves, Chamomile, Orange or Lemon pieces, Sage, Rosemary, Lavender or Thyme.
Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Bergamot and Eucalyptus can be very invigorating. These are great choices if you have just worked all day and need an extra boost to keep going!
Don’t forget your towel! Nothing quite wrecks a relaxing foot soak than having to precariously walk across the house to get a towel, while trying not to slip!
Follow up with some foot lotion and a massage to show your feet ultimate gratitude.
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