Mother Earth Living

Pamper Your Peds: Calendula Foot Powder

<p>
<em>Makes <sup>
<sub>1/3</sub>
</sup> cup<br />
</em>Our feet have 250,000 sweat glands and can produce as much as 4 ounces of perspiration in a single day. Dusting your soles once or twice a day with a deodorizing powder will help to keep them dry and healthy. Calendula, or pot marigold, contains antibacterial properties, perfect for use in this soothing, deodorizing foot powder.</p>
<ul>
<li>
<sup>
<sub>1/4</sub>
</sup> cup cornstarch</li>
<li>2 tablespoons baking soda</li>
<li>1 tablespoon finely ground, dried calendula petals</li>
<li>1 to 2 drops essential oil of geranium</li>
</ul>
<ol>
<li>Place all the ingredients in a dry jar or resealable plastic bag and shake well to mix.</li>
<li>Pour the powder into a clean, dry container.</li>
<li>Sprinkle the powder on clean, dry feet and gently massage into the skin, especially between toes.</li>
</ol>
<p>
<hr />
<p>
<em>Janice Cox is the author of</em> Natural Beauty from the Garden<em> (Henry Holt, 1999).</em>
</p>
<p>Click here for the original article, <strong>
<a title=”Pamper Your Peds” href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-beauty/pamper-your-peds.aspx”>Pamper Your Peds</a>
</strong>.</p>

  • Published on Sep 22, 2009
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