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Enjoy making your own homemade Foot Balm

Scrub your feet with coarse sea salt vigorously prior to applying a homemade foot balm.

Our high quality Kosher Certified sea salt is great for both food and cosmetic use. Available in both coarse and fine grinds, this all natural, solar evaporated sea salt makes the perfect scrub, bath salt, or addition to your custom formulated bath blends.

Your feet, a complex structure of 28 bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons deserve a little care for the weight they bear. Massaging foot balm into your feet offers both health benefits to the body and to the spirit. Balms keep the feet elastic and are especially important to the soles as these have no oil-secreting glands. If you have athlete's foot, sweaty or cold feet the balm you prepare can give you great relief.

Tip: For cracked skin: soak feet for 10-15 minutes in a footbath to which 1/2 cup of baking soda has been added. After drying your feet thoroughly, massage in the balm and cover with a plastic bag. Socks over the plastic bag, left on for 1 hr. will warm your feet and help the balm soak in.

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Foot Balm Recipe:

Balms for athlete's foot

4 tsp. wheat-germ oil
4 tsp. jojoba oil
1/2 tsp. beeswax
25 drops tea-tree essential oil

Balms for cold and sweaty feet

4 tsp. wheat-germ oil
4 tsp. jojoba oil
1/2 tsp. beeswax
10 drops sage essential oil
15 drops ginger essential oil

  1. In a small double boiler, heat the wheat-germ oil with the jojoba oil and the beeswax just enough until the beeswax melts. The mixture should have a creamy consistency.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir the cream vigorously until it has cooled enough to touch easily with your hand.
  3. Mix the essential oils into the cream. Pour the cream into a small cosmetic jar and apply as necessary. The foot balm will keep for about 1 year.

Caution: Avoid sage essential oil if you are pregnant or have epilepsy.

Footbaths

Treat yourself to regular footbaths. They help you unwind and soften corns and calluses. Adding vinegar to the footbath will also help you guard against infections by reinforcing the skin's acid mantle. Add 1 cup of cider vinegar to 1 gal. of warm water and soak your feet for 10 min.
Caution: Avoid footbaths if you are diabetic. They can cause your skin to become soft and soggy, leaving you prone to ulceration - a serious danger if allowed to progress unchecked.

Foot Hygiene

Thorough hygiene protects your feet against athlete's foot and inflammations. Bathe your feet regularly with a few drops of tea-tree or lavender essential oil added to the bathwater. The oils help to cleanse, refresh and deodorize.

Application:

Apply a foot balm generously to dry feet and ankles after scrubbing well. Use circular strokes from the toes upward to the calves; repeat this massage until the foot balm has been completely absorbed by the skin.

Ingredient Benefits:

Wheat-germ oil for nourishment: Golden yellow with a pleasant, grain-like smell wheat-germ oil is obtained by cold-pressing wheat kernels. It contains high-quality plant lecithin and large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids. Its abundant levels of vitamin B and E smooth and nourish the skin, which make it an excellent remedy for dry skin.

Jojoba oil for rashes and inflammations: The pea-sized seeds of this evergreen desert plant yield jojoba oil, a liquid wax which solidifies when allowed to cool. The many unsaturated fats in jojoba oil moisturize and protect the skin's surface; the oil also deeply penetrates into the skin to keep it supple. Jojoba has anti-inflammatory effects, bringing relief to skin plagued by eczema or psoriasis.

Beeswax to prevent moisture loss: Unfiltered, unrefined beeswax is obtained naturally by melting empty honeycombs. It gives foot balms a creamy consistency and a hint of sweet honey fragrance. Beeswax contributes to the health of the skin by coating it to prevent dehydration. Plus, the propolis, or "bee resin" in the wax is a mild natural antibiotic that aids healing of minor infections.

Essential oils for cold feet: Cold feet are often caused by poor circulation. A foot balm containing the essential oils of ginger and sage will help stimulate blood flow. Ginger oil warms the feet, and sage oil helps reduce perspiration that makes feet clammy. This home remedy may be the sweaty cold feet treatment that helps you..

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