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Natural Healing - Bitter is Better Befriending the Bitter Herbs - Peppermint Foot Scrub

By Laurel Vukovic
March/April 2003
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Pamper Your Feet, Naturally

Soothe and soften your feet with this DIY natural spa treatment.

Cornmeal and sea salt make an abrasive scrub for smoothing rough feet; peppermint (Mentha piperita) is cooling and refreshing. For best results, first soak your feet for 15 minutes in a basin of warm water with 1 cup of baking soda added, to help soften skin.

· 1/4 cup cornmeal
· 1 tablespoon sea salt
· 1 teaspoon almond oil
· 3 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix the ingredients in a small plastic tub and add enough warm water to make a thick paste. Massage your clean, damp feet with the scrub, paying special attention to rough, callused areas. Rinse well with warm, soapy water.

To see more body care recipes from "Natural Healing - Bitter is Better Befriending the Bitter Herbs," go here.  








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