Monday, March 4, 2013

DIY Soothing Footbath

I am enjoying the wonderful relaxing feeling of a botanical footbath as I am typing with post.  It is a great feeling after a long day on my feet.  Here is the recipe with instructions so you can give it a try.
DIY Soothing Footbath
½ Cup of Sea Salt
4 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
4 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
Rose Petals
Fill the a footbath with enough warm water to cover your feet.  Stir in the sea salt until it is dissolved.  Then add the essential oils, mixing them well.  Toss in rose petals which will float on the surface.
To Use:
Soak your feet in the tub for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the water has turned cold.  Pat your feet dry with towel, follow up with foot lotion.
  • The warm water relaxes the ankles and feet.
  • The hot water warms cold feet while the vibrations relax the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the feet.
  • Clean, warm water in a footbath will do a wonderful job cleaning your feet. Feet are exposed to dirt and perspiration throughout the day. A footbath will remove unwanted dirt, perspiration, and cleanse your feet.
  • Follow up with Peppermint Foot Recovery by Natural Garden Soaps. Slather on this lotion generously at the end of a long day.

Time to dry off my feet, and Say Goodbye.
Smiles, Paula

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  1. This sounds like heaven! Did you get your oils at a pharmacy? I have not seen that brand, but it appears they would have an assortment.

    1. I buy my essential oil at our local health food store. ;o)

  2. Sounds wonderful--I really need this when gardening season arrives.

  3. This sounds divine! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenna @

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  5. Man, I love to get great smelling spa quality treatments as gifts!! Maybe it's time I make one :) We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

  6. Oh, this looks awesome and my feet could sure use it. :) I love your blog! You have so much great info. Can't wait to read more. New follower from Let's Get Social!


  7. This sounds awesome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #25 :)
    Have a great week!!

  8. This sounds so wonderfully soothing. Visiting today from let's Get Social Sunday. :)

  9. Boy does this sound great, Paula! Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  10. This sounds so nice! Thanks for sharing. :)

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