Body & Soul: Invigorating Foot Rub

Don’t we all deserve a foot rub from time to time? Try this recipe, and treat yourself.


Treat yourself to this refreshing foot rub.

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This foot rub is a nice way to treat yourself after a long day on your feet. Vinegar and camphor are both mildly astringent and cooling and will stimulate and energize your tired feet. MAKES 2 OUNCES

• 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
• 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
• 1/4 teaspoon camphor oil

1. Mix together all ingredients and stir well. Pour into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid.

2. To use: Massage a small amount of the foot rub oil into your feet. Put your feet up and relax for at least 15 minutes.

Janice Cox is the co-author of EcoBeauty (Ten Speed Press, 2009). 

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