FOOT CARE BEAUTY REMEDIES
- 1 March 2019
Foot care involves all aspects of preventive and corrective care of the foot and ankle. Aromatherapy treatments such as foot massage and bath soak with essential oils allows you to have healthy and beautiful feet. It also means you can take care of your feet naturally.
In the last few years, I noticed that when I speak with my clients about their skincare routine, they quite often point out to their face. The thing is, skincare is not just about a face. It is about taking care of the skin on your whole body. The feet are a very important area in your body, because of the reflex points on them. They affect every area and organ of the body. The feet are also very important in aromatherapy, because they are particularly good at absorbing essential oils.
Follow these few simple foot care habits to achieve best results:
Our feet take a lot on every day as we work, play, shop or exercise. At the end of the day you might experience pain or have swollen ankles. Also, skin can become dry and cracked, and that can lead to skin infections. I would like to encourage you to use these few effective steps that work best if they become part of foot care routine.
Foot massage can be done for you by a massage therapist, reflexologist or beauty therapist. You can also do it at home after taking a shower or soaking your feet in warm water with salts and essential oils. Try blending few essential oils in a carrier oil that you will use during a massage. Even few minutes of foot massage can bring amazing benefits such as:
Foot massage does not only treat your feet, but it affects positively the whole body.
It is another way of getting essential oils into the body quickly and letting them do the therapeutic work. But it is more than that! Nothing restores tired feet like a relaxing soak.
To reduce the swelling of the feet, use cooling essential oils such as Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint. Geranium in particular can be really helpful for the treatment of fluid retention and oedema of the ankles as it has stimulating effect on the lymphatic system and works as a diuretic.
Athlete’s foot can be treated with certain essential oils that have no side effects, are natural, have a pleasant scent that can reduce foot odor while fighting the fungus. Additional health benefits such as relaxation and improved focus may be experienced as well.
Cracked skin may occur in skin on the heels due to extreme weather, exposure to water, detergents, outdoor work and can be effectively treated with essential oils such as Benzoin, Myrrh, Lavender, Sandalwood,
If there is any sign of infection in the cracks, Tea tree, Lavender and Thyme essential oils can help treat this condition.
Several essential oils are effective deodorising agents such as Bergamot, Lavender, Juniper berry, Cypress, Tea tree, Thyme and Sage.
Herbal Foot Balm