This formula is ideal for foot care. Sage can help stop perspiration and fight infections, including athlete’s foot. Spearmint increases circulation and relieves tired feet. Calendula soothes irritated skin, birch relieves soreness and both herbs soften rough, callused skin. The beeswax thickens the massage oil slightly so it’s easier to use and less messy to rub on feet.
Kathi Keville is director of the American Herb Association and author of 12 books, including Aromatherapy for Dummies (IDG, 1999) and Herbs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Friedman/Fairfax Publishing, 1999).
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