A Foot Soak can be a great pleasure at the end a hard day. Foot soaks are especially enjoyable if you work at a job where you stand most of the day or if you are a hiker. The benefits of a Foot Soak include:
Improves circulation in the feet.
Reduces stress and helps you relax
Decreases foot pain, especially that from standing all day
Soothes and hydrates skin
Soaking helps soften calluses, so partner a foot soak with an exfoliating treatment such as a sugar scrub.
Helps remove bacteria and fungus from around the toenails
Decreases foot odor
If you have diabetes or are prone to edema the benefits of a foot soak are even more important.
How to do a foot soak? You will need a container large enough and deep enough for your feet. I like to use a plastic dish pan, a rug to put under the pan to keep water off the floor, a towel to dry your feet on and whatever you want to use in your foot soak. Of course we recommend Colorado Aromatics Herbal Foot Soak followed by Sole Pleasure Foot Butter.
1. Heat water on the stove to boiling. Put Herbal Foot Soak bag in a bowl and pour boiling water over this. Let infuse for several minutes.
2. Fill your dish pan with very warm water, about 100-101 F. I usually start hotter because the water cools down quickly. Pour the hot herb ‘tea’ into the water in the dish pan. If you like, you can add a drop or two of essential oil to this as well.
3. Sit and enjoy the foot bath for 10-15 minutes or however long you like. Drink a cup of tea while resting.
4. When ready, take your feet out of the water and pat dry with a towel. At this time it is also good to apply Sole Pleasure Foot Butter to your feet and put socks on.
Now I bet you are relaxed and either ready to call it a night or go out dancing.