Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Spa for Your Feet



A Spa for Your Feet

A soothing food bath enhances body circulation and boosts drainage of the lymphatic system. This benefits overall health and is helpful in the treatment and prevention of colds, flu, and headaches. Although alternating the treatment of feet by soaking first in hot and then cold tubs of water, the addition of warming and cooling oil blends augment the experience. Recipes using pure essential oils may vary, but two that are especially soothing are:

The Warming Blend

1 drop ginger essential oil
2 drops clove essential oil
1 drop peppermint essential oil
1 Tbsp. almond or olive oil

The Cooling Blend

1 drop Mandarin essential oil
1 drop lemon grass essential oil
1 Tbsp. almond or olive oil

Instructions for foot bath:

Gather two large basins. Fill one with hot water and another with cold water. Ice cubes can be added to the cold water if desired. Add the warming oil blend to the hot water and the cooling blend to the cold water. Sit comfortably and submerge your feet in the hot tub for one minute. Then plunge your feet quickly into the cool basin and hold there for one minute. Repeat this process at least 2 to 3 more times. Remove your feet from the cool basin last and pat try with a dry towel. Moisturize feet with lotion and put on warm socks to keep feet warm. Relax and enjoy the benefits of the spa treatment. Repeat the process several times; morning and night if necessary.

6 comments:

  1. Hello La Tea Dah....Ohhhhhhh, I'd LOVE to do that to my feet. Sounds great. That lamp in the photo is gorgeous, too! Sincerely, Susan

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  2. Sounds lovely...now I just need to convince someone to get it ready for me...

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  3. This sounds wonderful. I sprained my ankle on my sons toy tonight. I will give it a try. I think I have all of the ingredients.

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  4. I have to give this a try. My poor feet get so dry. Linda

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  5. I wonder if a foot bath would help me get over a cold. It sounds wonderful.

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  6. Oh I love the idea of warming or cooling. What a great idea xoxoxo Clarice

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