Our feet are amongst our body's most neglected areas. We take them for granted. Our feet are holding us up and moving our bodies and taking us to where we want to go. Only when our feet become sore do we know how much our feet are doing for us.
Foot baths with aromatherapy are can be a pretty easy, versatile, calming, and safe way to encourage personal spa care – a perfect way to pamper yourself. If you don't have a shower, or you don't have enough time, a foot bath can be a good alternative to a shower soak. Even if you're extremely busy and have no time at all, taking a quick foot soak will still do something good for yourself.
The Foot Bath Aromatherapy
Using a metal tub, a large cooking pot, a plastic washing basin, or sit at your bath side. Ensure the tub is sufficiently deep to cover the ankles with water. Place a towel underneath the basin and one sideways to dry your feet. Foot baths are perfect on a warm day, to do outside.
Aromatherapy foot bath
In a small mixing, container adds 2 tablespoons of safflower oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, or a plant oil you have in your pantry and add up to 6 drops of essential oil and mix well. Essential oils are soluble in oil, not water. It is best to add them to plant oil first and then disperse into the water. This will help to minimize direct contact with essential oils. You can add 2 tablespoons of your favorite sea salt, dried or fresh herbs and flowers, and/or baking soda. Fill the foot basin with warm to hot water; a temperature that feels good to you. Add the essential oil mixture to the water and stir it well. Make sure the water is not too hot before putting your feet in. Soak feet for 15-20 minutes.
Aromatherapy foot bath has many advantages:
Pearls of wisdom:
Overall, a warm soothing foot bath relaxes, reduces stress, can lower the blood pressure, and helps one to regain balance. This improves cognitive function, helps boost creativity and work habits, leads to better sleep, and improves your overall mood. Adding aromatherapy or essential oils to your foot bath can increase these health benefits, leading to ultimate tranquility and a wholly satisfying way to unwind after a stressful day.