Sunday, January 26, 2014
Try My Frankincense and Lavender Foot Soak and Rejuvenate While Soothing Feet and Mind!
Frankincense is a marvelous essential oil for many different reasons. When used for aromatherapy, it can calm through its sweet, but somewhat spicy smell. It also has an anti-inflammatory property that can help with muscular aches. Equally impressive is what else this particular oil can do for improving the condition of your skin.
When you add some lavender essential oil to this foot soak, the calming effect is intensified. This wonderful homemade skin care recipe will allow your mind the peace and serenity it needs from its aromatheraphy benefits while making those feet feel and look better than before you emerged them.
Though as tempted as you may be to apply this or any essential oil directly to your skin, I do not advise it because these oils are quite potent. You can risk severe allergies so always mix an essential oil with a carrier of some sort. If you have a health condition, you should check with your physician first because certain essential oils like rosemary for example can affect blood pressure.
My Frankincense and Lavender Foot Soak
7 drops of frankincense essential oil
1 oz. of a carrier oil (olive oil or sweet almond oil, safflower oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil)
5 drops of lavender essential oil
1 gallon of warm water
Mix the essential oils together with the olive oil or whatever carrier oil that you want to use before adding them to the gallon of warm water in your basin.
Soak your feet for about 30 minutes.
You can soften your feet further by exfoliating with this fantastic recipe of mine and pampering with the foot butter recipe that I previously shared.