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7 Handy Helpers for Tired Feet

7 Handy Helpers for Tired Feet

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”

–Leonardo da Vinci

But in all the running around we do, feet are easily forgotten, until they are forced to demand some TLC. With these simple ingredients at hand, you’ll find it easy to lavish care and pampering on your feet.

  • Lavender and peppermint oil: lavender has a soothing effect, while peppermint cools and refreshes feet. I came across a wonderful tip on how to use peppermint to soothe aching feet: Peppermint Ice Cubes
  • Epsom salts: they are proven to relax tight muscles, and make your feet smell good, too.
  • A sprig of rosemary: float this in a pan of warm water. The herb is popular as a spa aid for aching feet.
  • A good quality moisturizer/lotion containing a natural emollient—cocoa butter is ideal. Feet need as much attention as your hands! A nightly massage with cocoa butter or coconut oil, followed by sliding your feet into comfy socks will keep them looking young and feeling happy.
  • Pebbles, a tennis ball or a rolling pin over which you slide your feet back and forth (I’ve used a chilled water bottle and soda can with good results, too!) Very relaxing.
  • Shoes that are comfortable as a hug.
  • Good quality cotton socks.

Related:
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Dos and Don’ts for Fabulous Summer Feet
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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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3:57AM PDT on May 7, 2013

Thanks for the info :)

5:33AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Need to try these, thank you..

2:21AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Having Mortons Neuroma any thing to help is great, thank you.

10:38PM PDT on May 4, 2013

ty

8:32PM PDT on May 4, 2013

thanks

8:25AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Splendid. After a two hour walk by the river observing Nature, the majestic trees covered in fascinating barks of various textures, the calling loons, turtles and singing frogs there is nothing better than a cooling foot soak with fresh peppermint leaves and lovely lavender!

7:54PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

Thanks for the post, gonna try them!

7:54AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

thanks for the article, i really needed this info

12:56PM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thanks for the tips Shubhra.

11:08PM PDT on May 27, 2012

smells good

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