Thursday, March 1, 2012

Relax & Rejuvenate

Winter is one time I really enjoy taking a foot bath.  I spend quite a bit of time sitting behind a desk and both my hands and feet tend to get cold.  Although this year we can't complain - did we even have a winter?  I love to come home after work and just soak for a little while before starting dinner.  It is a great way to pay more attention to your hard working and often forgotten feet.

Foot baths are so relaxing and don't have to cost a bundle.

If you don't have an electric one just find a basin that is big enough for your feet and fill it with water that is a little hotter than comfortable (you can always let it cool to the temperature you feel is most comfortable).  Be sure to leave enough space to allow for the water to rise when you immerse your feet :-)  Dissolve your bath salts, oils or whatever else you might want to use.  If you want to add an extra element to your foot bath, place marbles or smooth river rocks at the bottom of the basin to rub your feet over - quite soothing!  Also, have a towel, pumice stone and lotion ready.  Now, put on some soft music or grab your favorite book and ... dip in.  Don't forget to wiggle your toes and enjoy every minute!

Today I am enjoying a little "Peace" with an aromatherapy candle in the scent of Violet Leaves and Lemongrass.  When life gets to be a little too much, light this one to give you that perfect feeling of well-being.  Just take a moment and breathe ...

Can't you just smell the fragrance?  If only computers were scratch and sniff!

Effervescent bubbles caress and pamper your feet.

Here is a simple recipe to get you started:

Lavender Mint Foot Bath
3 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 sprig of lavender (optional)
2-3 peppermint leaves (optional)

After soaking for about 15-20 minutes follow with a soothing foot massage with your favorite lotion.  This time of year I like to use Keyano Aromatics Green Tea Butter Cream. 

Happy soaking my friends!  I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday.  I will have some card projects to show you over the weekend.


Chris said...

I love how you think! What a wonderful idea! I have the electric foot massage! I have to try this! What a nice thing to do for yourself!

Rizzi said...


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Donna, my feet would be so happy if I would do this. I have only done it a couple of times. I bathe every night because it relaxes me and I sleep much better. Still, the feet do not get that good of a soaking. I may have to invest in a foot massager. Looks pretty darn nice!

Donna said...

The foot bath is something I've never done, but would love to try. Might be worth it, for those tired, cold feet!

Thank you for sharing! I love your beautiful blog!


MiamiKel said...

Oh just beautiful, Donna! Your blog is like a work of art - everything is so beautifully done and elegant and love the staging you do! I can almost feel the fizz on my feet just looking at this :) x0x0

Michelle said...

Hello Donna. So lovely to meet you! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog "Mich's West Coast Journal". I am happy that I am still receiving visitors as it has been a while since I have worked on my blog (I had major eye surgery so cannot work too much on the computer). I love the idea of a foot bath - will definitely try ! Take care and all the best from the west coast, Vancouver Island. Michelle

Connie B. said...

That foot bath looks so inviting. I've not scented my footbaths before, but now I think it's a great idea. Thanks for the idea.

Becky said...

Sounds heavenly. I love lavender oil, it is soothing.

Rhonda Langley said...

I think I may have to get one of those foot baths. I am on my feet all day at work and mine could use a little therapy!

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