Why should you try using essential oils for sore feet relief?
Try a foot soak with essential oils for sore feet.
When your feet are sore and you are experiencing some inflammation in your feet taking a foot soak with cold water and hot water may bring you relief from your sore feet.
When you are experiencing joint pain, swelling and muscle stiffness a cold foot soak with essential oils can help promote the bodies natural numbing nerve sensations and bring temporary relief to your sore feet. Often a cold soak is recommended when you have an injury such as a sprained ankle.
Alternatively you can switch over to a warm foot soak, ideally, you will soak your feet in warm water when you are experiencing over tired feet. It may be the repetitive action of being on your feet all day or wearing heavy work boots that have brought on fatigue to the muscles in the foot. A nice warm foot soak with essential oils can encourage blood circulation to the foot and surrounding muscles.
I’m personally in love with my foot bath and I’ve used it with essential oils without any problems. I like to add Epsom salt to my foot soak. The magnesium and sulfate can be very soothing and relaxing as well have the ability to soften the skin if you have rough dry thick patches of skin on your heels or Epsom salt can also help with smelly feet and bacteria. I would suggest soaking for feet for 15-30 minutes to gain all the benefits from the salt and essential oils. Here are 2 recipes for Epsom salts and essential oils.
The foot soak recipes listed below are intended for single use, I prefer to make big batches and store the foot soak in a glass jar. Whenever I need some relief of my sore feet I can just grab a few scoops of the mixture and add it to my foot bath.
Some of the supplies you will need to make your own foot soak are
- Glass Jar
- Cute Mini Metal Scoop
- Epsom Salts ( I like to buy in bulk)
- Baking soda ( also available in bulk)
- Cute chalkboard labels
- Essential oils that are 100% pure
How to make your essential oil foot soak:
Step #1 – add your baking soda to your glass jar
Step #2 – add you’re essential oils to the baking soda and stir
Step #3 – add your Epsom salt and combine with baking soda until well mixed together
Step #4 – add a label
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Try a foot massage with essential oils for sore feet.
- So if the idea of digging out your foot bath and soaking your feet for 15 or more minutes just isn’t in the cards, giving yourself a relaxing foot massage with essential oils to ease your foot pain might be the next best thing. Using essential oils with a carrier application oil and taking the time to massage your foot can be an overall relaxing meditative experience. You can take the time to pay special attention to the areas of your foot that are sore, or if you showing some signs of inflammation you can apply the pressure you find soothing to the foot area to relieve the soreness. Here are 2 massage lotions you can create with essential oils for sore feet that smell wonderful. For a spa-like experience after you have massaged your sore feet, wrap super soft warm towels around each foot, and lay down with your legs propped up with a few pillows and take a 15 minutes cat nap. Allow your feet to enjoy the benefits of warm towels and essential oils.
The massage oil recipes listed below are intended for 1-foot massage application ( 2 feet) Making up a bottle of massage oil for your sore feet will save you time next time your feet are sore you can just grab the bottle and start massaging your feet. Depending on the side of the bottle you chose, just double or triple the below sore feet recipes.
Gather the following supplies to create your own essential oils for sore feet massage oils.
- Squeeze bottles or Pump Bottles
- Chalkboard Labels
- Coconut Application Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Essential oils that are 100% pure
How to make your massage oil for sore feet.
Step #1 – Measure out your carrier oil of choice in a jar
Step #2 – Add in your essential oils
Step #3 – gently shake or roll glass jar in the palm of your hands to mix oils together
Step #4 – add a label
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To make this gift extra special, grab a massage oil warmer, the luxury of warm massage oil on your feet is heavenly
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How to make your Lemon Rosemary Foot Sugar Scrub:
In a large bowl combine your white sugar and your coarse cane sugar
Step #2- add in your dried Rosemary leaves to your sugar mixture
Step #3 – In a separate bowl combine your jojoba oil and your essential oils
Step #4 – Combine your wet ingredients ( the oils) with the dry ingredients ( the sugars) and stir until well combined
How to use the Lemon Rosemary Sugar Scrub
I would use one of the above foot soak recipes first, if you don’t have the time to soak your feet for 15 minutes, I would at least wash them with soap and water before doing the lemon rosemary sugar scrub on your feet.
Apply a generous amount of Lemon Rosemary Sugar scrub to the bottom of your feet and massage into the top and bottom of your feet. Pay extra attention to areas with thick dry skin. You can leave the sugar scrub on your feet for a little bit if you like or rinse off when your done.
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