Summer is all about taking a break and letting loose. You work hard all year round and you deserve a few days of relaxation just like your feet.
Did you know that your feet have 72000 nerve endings in them? No wonder a foot massage feels so good. But this is also the reason why your feet are always so worked up.
How to pamper your feet?
Here are 6 ways in which you can totally pamper your feet this summer from the comforts of your home, without having to spend a fortune on spa bills
Footbaths are essential to cleanse your feet off the dirt and grime that accumulates in the crevices and corners of your nails, between your fingers and under. Here are a few recipes for a purifying foot bath.
1. Athlete’s foot
In a warm bucket of water, add in 2 drops of Geranium and 5 drops of Tea Tree oil.
2. Sweaty feet
Combine 3 drops of Bergamot and 4 drops of Thyme in lukewarm water and let them blend.
3. Aching Feet
In a bucket of warm water, add in 4 drops of Lavender and 3 drops of Peppermint, 2 drops Lavender essential oil.
For all three recipes, soak your feet for at least 15 minutes after which, you must rub your feet with pumice stone to strip off any dead skin.
The real treat lies in your foot massage where you work your fingers to untangle the jotted 72000 nerves in your feet. Here are a few foot massage recipes:
4. Swollen Feet
In one ounce of carrier oil add, 2 drops of Eucalyptus, 2 drops of Peppermint and 2 drops of Lemon.
5. For Joggers
In your carrier oil add 4 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Rosemary and 3 drops of Peppermint.
6. For Foot Fungus
To allow your feet to enjoy a relief from the burning caused by foot fungus, mix 3 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 4 drops of Geranium oil in your carrier oil and apply on your feet.
How do you pamper your feet?