Aromatherapy for feet
Posted on 17 October 2017
Aromatherapy for feet
This week I wanted to draw your attention to your feet. They work extremely hard to take us from one place to another, but for some reason we tend to forget to look after them. In this blog post I will share with you some easy aromatherapy foot care products that you can make yourself. Taking the time to relax and have a foot bath can be amazingly relaxing. We should all do that once a week and give out feet the care and love they deserve. You can use foot scrub after the bath or you can easily make a lovely foot scrub with some bath salts and oils.
Essential oils work well in a foot bath and scrub helping the feed to recover and revitalise. Scrubbing and massaging is stimulating and helps with the circulation. Especially for women who have to wear high heels and put their feet under strain, taking the time to look after them will really pay off as the feet do not get tired so easily.
Aromatherapy can also be used for stress and poor sleep by using some lotion overnight. They can easily be made with ready made fragrance free lotion and some essential oils. Essential oils can also be added to talcum powder for daytime use if the feet get sweaty easily or if you have to wear shoes all day without a break. Walking barefoot is beneficial and giving the feet some air an be revitalising as well.
Here is some ideas and recipes for your foot products:
You can easily make some fabulous foot soaks by using sunflower oil and some essential oils. For tired feet try marjoram sweet, rosemary, black pepper and lavender. For relaxing foot soak try lavender, rose or jasmine
Simple foot soak:
- 10ml base oil
- 5 drops of Lavender
- 3 drops of Rosemary
- 3 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata
You can make a simple foot scrub by mixing epsom salts or Himalayan salts with some base oil and essential oils. You can also use the scrub as a foot soak to get the benefits of the salt minerals. You can first scrub and the soak the feet for soft and smooth skin. For stimulating foot scrub try ginger, cinnamon or black pepper. For revitalising foot soak try fir, pine, eucalyptus or camphor. Wood and needle oils are also fab for energy.
Simple foot scrub:
- 40-50g salts
- 10-20ml base oil
- 2 drops of Tea Tree
- 3 drops of fir needle
- 3 drops of Pine
- 2 drops of Camphor
Foot lotion or oil
You can add some essential oils to ready made fragrance free base lotion or oil. There are many options now available. I like the Neal’s Yard Remedies Create Range. It’s an easy option if you don’t really know how to make lotions and balms yourself. For insomniacs foot lotion try valerian, chamomile, neroli and bergamot and apply before going to bed at night.
Simple foot lotion or oil
- 50ml base lotion or oil
- 5 drops of bergamot
- 8 drops of Neroli
- 6 drops of Chamomile Roman
- 3 drops of Valerian
Lately there have been studies done in regards to safety of talcum powder and there has been some claims about its cancer causing materials. There are some natural alternatives available, you just have to test and see which ones you prefer to use. Try bentonite or kaolin clay, baking powder or cornstarch.
When making your own talcum powder, try adding some antiviral essential oils for daytime use. Some of the great options are tea tree, thyme, ravensara and eucalyptus
Check out these great articles for some ideas:
Hope you enjoyed these ideas and they will inspire you to look after your feet better. Please leave comments below or drop me an email. I would love to hear your thoughts