Relaxing Foot Soak for Achy Feet

Achy Foot Soak
Soothe and relax achy and tired feet with this foot soak!
Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of Aloe Vera
  • 1 tsp. wheat germ oil
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl of warm water; mix well
  • Let feet soak for 15-20 minutes
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer
*You can also combine all ingredients and use the mixture as a foot rub as well rather than a soak

Relaxing Rosemary Foot Scrub

 Rosemary Foot Scrub

Scrub away dry skin and leave your feet looking and feeling smoother!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 7 drops rosemary essential oil (you can add more/less depending on what you like)

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (except the essential oil); mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Apply to feet and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Helpful Sunburn Remedies

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Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

 

Aside from the common “apply aloe vera gel” to soothe a painful sunburn, here are a couple more useful and very helpful remedies that you should keep in mind when you are looking for sunburn relief!  (And better yet, most of the stuff you probably already have in your kitchen!)

  • Add 1 tsp. baking soda into a quart of cool water and apply the mixture with a washcloth to the sunburned areas
  • Apply aloe from an aloe plant
  • Apply grated potatoes to sunburned skin  (The starch from the potatoes helps to soothe and cool)
  • Add black or green tea to bathwater (or apply tea bags to affected area)
  • Apply egg whites for an instant cooling sensation
  • Apply vinegar to prevent peeling

D.I.Y. Sunburn Aloe Relief Cubes

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Got some aloe and an ice cube tray?  Then you’ve got an easy way to relieve sunburn!

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Fill an ice cube tray with aloe vera gel; stick in the freezer
  • Once frozen, pop out a frozen cube and you have instant sunburn relief that you can easily rub on any sunburnt area

Cinnamon Hand and Foot Soak

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This spicy soak will leave hands and feet feeling super soft!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl; mix well
  • Microwave the mixture for 20-30 seconds until warm (but not hot)
  • Soak hands and feet in the mixture for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Relaxing D.I.Y. Peppermint Foot Soak

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Give tired achy feet a rest while relaxing in this minty peppermint foot soak!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • 2 oz. vitamin E oil
  • 2 lb. Epsom salts

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, add 1/8 cup of mixture to a foot bath of water
  • Soak feet for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with water

D.I.Y. Sunburn Relief Remedy Lotion: Cool Peppermint

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Nobody likes a sunburn…they don’t look good and they certainly don’t feel good!  Give your sunburnt skin some relief with this cooling peppermint lotion!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 drops peppermint oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well until a thin texture forms
  • Apply to the sunburned areas as often as needed