Summer can be hard on our feet

This morning (well maybe not just this morning but time to do something about it), I realized that even though I’ve had pedicures quite often this summer, my feet were well, just plain awful. I guess wearing sandals for days on end (and loving that, BTW), just takes a toll on your feet.
sandal-1521801_960_720After a quick tour through the Internet, I decided to soak my feet in a mixture of Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda and essential oil. First I had to find a container large enough to hold the water and both my feet. Harder than it sounds, I’ll tell you.
Then I filled it using the recipe below, pulled up a chair next to it, grabbed a magazine to read, and plunged in my tootsies. (Grateful for polished concrete floors when I realized I didn’t grab a towel too)
I’m pretty surprised how great my feet felt after 15 minutes. While not perfect, this combo did a nice job of exfoliating, and then I did a bit more with some sugar scrub in the shower.
Here’s the recipe I used:

  • 1/3 cup Epsom sale
  • 1/3 cup sea salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops of a favorite essential oil (lavender, lemon, peppermint, you get the idea)

Sorry, I didn’t take a picture of my feet (you should be glad I spared you of that!) but I found one of those on the internet too (full disclose, this is from a site that provides free stock photos so need to turn me into the Internet police)
If you try out this luxury for your own feet, drop me a line and tell me if it worked as good for you!
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One thought on “Summer can be hard on our feet

  1. I just read an article on detoxifying by soaking the feet in English sea salt and a few other basic ingredients, which I haven’t heard of. Several people asked what it was, but no answer. I’ll have to try this! ( I use a dishpan & sit on side of bathtub to soak. )

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