Soothing Hand & Foot Soak

Soothing Hand & Foot Soak

By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner

limb-soakWinter is coming. We all know it. Life gets hectic and the weather gets cold and dry, or sometimes cold and wet. A little pampering can go a long way towards lifting your morale on a gloomy winter day. Mix up a batch for yourself, or have some friends over and make it a spa day. Either way, your feet and fingers will thank you!

Soothing Hand & Foot Soak

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 Tbsp lavender flowers or peppermint leaves (or 7 drops of either essential oil)
  • 2/3 full large shallow basin of warm water

Add all dry ingredients and mix. Add warm water and mix. Have a towel handy for drying off later. Soak either hands or feet for 10 minutes or until water is cold.

limb-soak-2Optional: Intensive Moisturizer

  • 1 tsp vegetable glycerin
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

After soaking and drying off, apply mixture to hands and feet. Rub in and leave about 10 minutes. Gently pat off excess.

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