Simple peppermint and lemon aromatherapy foot bath recipe for tired feet will lift depression, relieve stress and aid relaxation. An aromatherapy foot bath is effective and easy to do at home – real DIY stress relief. Here are our favourite ways of using a peppermint and lemon aromatherapy foot bath recipe with essential oils to ease and restore tired feet… And the benefits extend beyond just fresher feet!
Foot Bath Recipe 1
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 4 drops lemon and 4 drops peppermint
- Add oil to the salts and keep in a sealed container.
- Use 1 tablespoon in warm foot bath, once a week. (Can use Dead Sea salts instead of Epsom salt. Or, skip the salt and just add the oils directly to the water. You can also use other oils.)
Foot Bath Recipe 2
- 1 tsp. sweet almond oil
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil and 3 drops lemon essential oil
- Fill a basin with warm water; and then add the almond oil, peppermint oil and lemon oil.
- Swish the water with your hands to mix the oil.
- Soak your feet in the water until your feet feel tingly and cool.
- Put pebbles or marbles in the bottom of the basin and rub your feet over them for a stimulating foot soak.
Tips for Aromatherapy Foot Baths
- A good rule of thumb is 8 to 10 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons of water.
- Soak for at least 15 minutes.
- Listen to relaxing music to add to your relaxation.
- Use different blends of oils to suit your mood and needs.
* Benefits of adding lemon oil to your foot bath…
- Eliminate toxins that cause arthritic pain.
- Lemon scent can lift your spirits, dispel sluggishness and relieve depression.
- Oil of lemon can also help dispel fear and apathy.
* Benefits of adding peppermint oil to your foot bath…
- Helps alleviate digestive problems such as indigestion and nausea.
- Clears respiratory congestion and helps with sinusitis, colds and bronchial asthma.
- Helps to clear the mind and aids concentration.
- Use peppermint to assist with anger, guilt and apathy.
Aromatherapy is an excellent way to treat your feet… Other Essential Oils that you can use for a foot bath and other treatments include:
•Lavender – soothing and relaxing.
•Rosemary – mild stimulant and good for rheumatic aches and pains.
•Eucalyptus – powerful bactericidal with anti-viral properties, good disinfectant.
•Tea Tree – disinfectant: use for blisters, fungal infections, athletes foot, insect bites.
Margo Bastos is passionate about holistic healing and natural stress-free living. Her abiding interest, continuing personal research and every-day philosophy is in alternative mind, body and spiritual modalities. She has a real estate business in South Africa and her formal qualifications include a MA in Jewish Studies from the University of Cape Town. Together with Alan Mounter, a practising holistic therapist, she has a website dealing with natural remedies for managing the negative effects of stress. Visit at http://www.diy-stress-relief.com
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