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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31 comments

Celine R.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for the info :)

Joy Mcronald

Need to try these, thank you..

Vicky H.
Past Member 3 years ago

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

Angie V.
Angie V.3 years ago

ty

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago

thanks

Dale Overall

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!

Sandi C.
Sandi C.4 years ago

Thanks for the post, gonna try them!

Ela V.
Ela V.4 years ago

thanks for the article, i really needed this info

John B.
John B.4 years ago

Thanks for the tips Shubhra.

Abbe A.
Azaima A.4 years ago

smells good