A Foot Bath…..ahhhh!

Nothing….I mean nothing feels better than a hot foot bath after a long hard day to relax and rejuvenate your “barking dogs”.

Being in retail, this is something I do for myself at least once a week. It’s a ritual that helps both body and soul. It’s my 30 minute escape that transports me to another world.

 

 

Spa list:

  • One large porcelain or stainless steel bowl

  • One small bag of river rock pebbles (dollar store)

  • One box of Epsom salts

  • Two hand towels

  • Your favorite body or foot moisturizing lotion

  • Pure essential oils of Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary (all of which are inexpensive and can be found at your local health food store)

  • Four or five tea lights w/holders (dollar store)

  • A relaxing music CD

  • Thirty minutes of uninterrupted freedom

The execution:

  • Begin by lighting your tea lights and placing them evenly around the room – then add the music CD. This creates that “spa ambiance”

  • Take the bag of river rock pebbles and place them in the foot bowl

  • Fill half a cup with Epsom salts and begin to add into the salts: 1 drop of peppermint oil, 2 drops of rosemary & 2 drops of lavender (peppermint is extremely concentrated, so use sparingly)

  • Lavender – relaxes

  • Rosemary – warms

  • Peppermint – rejuvenates

  • Fill the foot basin with hot (but comfortable) water. As the water is filling, begin to pour the Epsom salts mixture into the running wate (this will help evenly distribute the essential oils throughout).

  • Place the bowl at the feet of your favorite comfortable chair

  • Turn off all electrical room light and begin to slowly submerge your feet into your heavenly creation.

  • Gently rub your feet over the river rock pebbles and then squeeze and flex your toes (this will allow the Epsom salts to move into the muscles and joints, relieving all tension).

  • Lay your head back, take 5 slow deep relaxing breaths and allow your body, mind and spirit to totally let go.

  • After about 15 min, take each foot out and dry thoroughly

  • Apply a generous amount of body or foot lotion, and begin to rub all areas of the feet (tops, bottoms, sides, and around the ankles). Hold your legs out straight and gently rotate both ankles (this feels incredible)

  • To bring yourself back into the earthly realms, make a fist with both hands and gently pound the bottoms of your feet

  • Take three deep breaths…..and welcome back!

I promise, that if you give yourself this weekly ritual – you will be doing so much for yourself…..in so many ways. 

Our feet are an extremely powerful tool – that enable us to rejuvenate, rebalance and renew.

When we give them just a little TLC….. they return the favor threefold.

So enjoy your foot bath……ahhhhh!

Be well