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BEST oils for a wonderful foot soak

At The Happy Foot Clinic, you can have a Pamper your Feet session, which involves a foot soak, relaxing foot massage and having a Dr.’s Remedy nail colour applied to your nails.

The benefits of this are you get a lovely foot soak using high quality mineral salts and an essential oil or blend of your choice from the dōTERRA oils used in the clinic.

But it isn’t always practical to come to the clinic for a pamper so you may feel the need to give your feet some attention at home.

You may wonder what the best ways are to treat your feet at home and if you are using essential oils what ones.

I only advocate the use of dōTERRA oils because of their purity, which means there are no harmful toxins or pollutants in the product. It also means you only need to use a very small amount of oil to enjoy their beautiful aroma.

High quality oils also have additional benefits which can help you to manage issues with your feet.

Epsom salts are very popular for foot soaks and contain naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate. Magnesium amongst other things can help reduce inflammation and soothes tired muscles, while sulphates sooth pain and help flush out toxins.

Epsom salts may even help wounds heal faster and are a good choice if you have cracked heels. They also help soften skin and neutralise bad odours.

It’s well worth treating yourself to a foot soak especially in hotter weather and if your feet are getting sweaty from being in enclosed footwear.

For a basic foot soak all you need are half a cup of mineral salts or Epsom salts in a tub of warm water enough to cover your feet and then 2 to 3 drops of essential oil.

If you suffer from sensitive skin predilute the oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil (5 to 10 drops in a 10ml bottle is fine) and then add 3 drops to your foot soak.

If you suffer from smelly feet I recommend you try Cypress, Tea Tree or Eucalyptus.

To de-stress and feel more calm try Lavender or Roman Chamomile.

For aches and pains try Wintergreen or Peppermint.

1. Cleansing Foot Soak

The oils in this foot soak all have cleansing properties and will help reduce the risk of infection.

Mix together:

​1-2 cups of Dead Sea Salts or plain Epsom salts

​2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

​2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

​2 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

​2 drops Chamomile Essential Oil

Store it in a suitable glass container (plastic may affect the essential oils).

Again if you have sensitive skin add 10ml of fractionated coconut oil.

When you’re ready to use, pour warm water into a foot tub and then mix in two tablespoons of the oil mix into the water. Submerge your feet and let them soak for a good 15 to 20 minutes.

If the faff of soaking your feet yourself is too much effort, let me take the hard work out of it for you with a relaxing Pamper Your Feet Session at the clinic.

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