Last week it was sprinting through airports in new boots that were KILLING my feet by the end of the day. Then the night before last I had to actually brave the madness of the mall in search of a particular gift that I hadn’t been able to find anywhere else. I had to park a mile away (or at least what SEEMED like a mile anyway!) and, of course, the store I was looking for was on the OPPOSITE end of the mall from where I parked!
So by the time I got home my “dogs were yappin!”
Finally, after a particularly grueling shopping session at Costco for my dinner party tomorrow, I decided some foot therapy was definitely in order.
First I decided to treat my feet to the amazing Homemade Foot Soak and Detox I posted about back in May. If you haven’t tried it before…you simply MUST! It is a must-do on those days when you run yourself and your feet ragged!
After soaking I made up a refreshing Peppermint Foot Rub that I had first spotted at The Daily Muse and gave myself a mini foot massage with it. I don’t know what felt better, the massage or the cooling peppermint oil! It truly was a treat for my feet and my senses!
Here’s how to make your own Peppermint Foot Rub For Tired Feet
- 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil (or any other favorite carrier oil such as jojoba, sweet almond, or sunflower)
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
Mix together all ingredients, and stir well. To use, pour a small amount into your palm, and massage into feet. The peppermint oil has a regenerating effect and refreshes tired feet. It also has antibacterial properties that help stave off infection. After massaging the oil into your feet, put your feet up and relax for at least 15 minutes. Then put on thick socks and enjoy your “feel like new” feet! :-)
I couldn’t believe the difference and vowed to do this on a much more regular basis! My feet deserve it after all the abuse they endure!
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