Mother Earth Living

Body & Soul: Revitalizing Foot Oil

By Janice Cox
October/November 2011

Cloves


Content Tools

Related Content

Simple, Natural 190-Proof Air Freshener

It's easy to make your own air freshener spray. You'll avoid chemicals and delight in the fresh smel...

Keep the Green Conversations Rolling on Facebook and Twitter

If you haven't joined in on our social networking fun, what are you waiting for? We'll post fun surv...

Herbal Lessons: How To Use Essential Oils

As public attention turns increasingly towards natural healing methods the benefits of herbal essent...

Scrub-A-Dub-Dub, Herbs in a Tub

Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving...

Clove is a well-known antibacterial and antiseptic oil, but it is strong and should not be used undiluted on the skin. To avoid athlete’s foot or other bothersome conditions, massage this oil into your feet, paying special attention to the areas between your toes and around the nails.

• 1/4 cup light sesame oil
• 5 to 6 drops clove essential oil

1. Mix oils and pour into a clean container.

2. To use: Massage a small amount into your feet.


Janice Cox is the co-author, with her daughter Lauren Cox, of EcoBeauty (Ten Speed Press, 2009). To buy, visit www.herbcompanion.com/shopping. 

Click here for the main article, Body & Soul: Carrier Oils 101








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 50%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.