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Foot Care - 2 - Aromatherapy

FEET TREAT FORMULAFEET TREAT FORMULA

Red Thyme 5 drops
Bicarbonate of soda 1 cup
Place in a large bowl of warm water and soak the feet in it.  

 The following formula gives a wonderfully restorative treatment for feet. Use 3 drops of this synergistic blend in each bath and add 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts and 1 teaspoon of rock salt.The following formula gives a wonderfully restorative treatment for feet. Use 3 drops of this synergistic blend in each bath and add 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts and 1 teaspoon of rock salt. 

SPA FOOT BATH SYNERGISTIC BLEND

Peppermint 3 drops
Rosemary 1 drop
Tagetes 2 drops
Geranium 3 drops
Use 3 drops per foot bath  

 

Alternatively, blend the whole formula with 3 tablespoons of Epsom salts and 1and a half dessertspoons salt. Mix in the blender and use as needed in hot water, soaking the feet for ten minutes. Follow by using the appropriate foot massage oil.Alternatively, blend the whole formula with 3 tablespoons of Epsom salts and 1and a half dessertspoons salt. Mix in the blender and use as needed in hot water, soaking the feet for ten minutes. Follow by using the appropriate foot massage oil.

FOOT PROBLEMSFOOT PROBLEMS

Black TOENAIL

Toenails that turn black are caused by bruising under the nail which can be caused by a blow, ill-fitting shoes or by stubbing your toe. Nails that have become loose shouild be taken off by a chiropodist if they are causing a problem.Toenails that turn black are caused by bruising under the nail which can be caused by a blow, ill-fitting shoes or by stubbing your toe.

Nails that have become loose shouild be taken off by a chiropodist if they are causing a problem. Use 1 drop of oil of hyssop under the toe, as far as you can get it, for the first three days. Then make up a toe massage oil by diluting 5 drops of hyssop in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.

Blisters

Dilute 2 drops of tagetes oil in 2 drops of iodine and apply to the area. If your feet are susceptible to blisters, soak them in cold tea (this is an old dancers trick) make up a pot of strong tea and add it to a bowl of water.

INGROWING TOENAIL

To stop an ingrowing toenail becoming infected massage daily with the following:

Lavender 10 drops
Tea Tree 10 drops
Dilute in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil  

FALLEN ARCHES

If the arches causes pain and aching, massage the instep towards the heel of the foot with the following. 

Rosemary 10 drops
Black pepper 5 drops
Ginger 10 drops
Clary-Sage 5 drops
Diluted in 1 dessertspoon vegetable oil  

 TIPS FOR THE FEET

Soaking, the feet in a mixture of 3 drops of rosemary oil and 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl of warm water will soothe away tiredness.The ice treatment applies to feet as well as to other parts of the body: 3 drops of lavender oil in a bowl of iced-water is excellent for swollen feet. 

Reference: The Fragrant Pharmacy: Valerie Ann Worwood

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