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Body & Soul: How to Take Care of Your Feet

Pamper your feet with these natural at-home spa treatments for your hard-working tootsies.

| August/September 2001

  • Abraham Lincoln once said, “If my feet hurt, I can’t think.”
    Photo courtesy Wariatka/Fotolia
  • Take care of your feet with these natural at-home spa treatments.
    Photo by Dudarev Mikhail

Going barefoot is one of the simple joys of warm weather. Beach sand, grassy fields and warm garden earth all feel better between bare toes. But early in the spring season, your feet may show signs of their winter spent in hiding. Don’t wrap them up in closed-toe shoes. Instead, learn how to take care of your feet with a simple at-home regimen.

Natural Recipes to Pamper Your Feet

Australian Foot Spray Recipe
Calendula Foot Powder Recipe
Alfalfa Mint Foot Bath Recipe
Summer Foot Cream Recipe
Pumice Foot Scrub Recipe 

Try These Editor-Recommended Foot Care Products 

Even though it’s beneficial, not many of us find time for regular foot care. Pampering your feet will not only make them look better, but it will also make you feel better. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “If my feet hurt, I can’t think.” And achy feet are a common problem: According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, eight out of 10 American adults will suffer from some type of foot problem in their lives. Simple home recipes can both treat and prevent many of these common foot problems. Click on the links above for some easy recipes and ideas for healthy, happy feet.



Herbs for Foot Baths

There are several herbs that make excellent tonic foot baths. Use at least 1/2 cup fresh or 2 tablespoons dried herbs.

Horsetail: Excellent for tired feet and will help reduce perspiration.
Lavender: Creates a refreshing tonic for tired feet.
Lovage: A strong natural deodorant, it’s a perfect match for confined feet.
Marjoram: Soothing to tired and weary foot muscles.
Peppermint: Energizing and cooling for hot, tired feet.
Thyme: Cleansing and refreshing for overworked feet.



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