Do you have achy and sore feet all the time? How about extremely dry feet? Or athlete’s foot? I know I have had all of these problems at one time or another. My feet tend to get very dry in the winter months if I don’t take care of them properly. Over the past few years, I’ve come up with some natural remedies for my feet that work great! And the best part is, each of the following remedies only require two ingredients to make.
First up is a foot scrub, then a foot soak, followed by a massage oil. You can do each of these three remedies one after the other for maximum relief and relaxation!
This foot scrub consists of just two ingredients; honey and brown sugar. Regular sugar could be used as well, although I found that the smaller granules in brown sugar are more efficient in scrubbing away dry skin. Honey is a great natural moisturizer.
Brown Sugar Honey Scrub:
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
Mix ingredients together into a bowl until thoroughly combined. Massage into feet for several minutes. This recipe makes enough for 2-3 uses, or you can use the rest on other dry areas, like elbows and knees.
This foot soak is great for achy and sore feet. The key ingredients are epsom salt (a source of magnesium oil), and peppermint essential oil.
Most of us have a magnesium deficiency, and stress can actually lower your magnesium levels even further. Epsom salt helps restore magnesium to the body. Epsom salt also has a lot of other benefits to the body, like flushing out toxins, reducing inflammation, and relieving pain to name a few.
Peppermint oil is a natural pain reliever and is great for sore muscles. It also gives a cooling effect which is soothing to sore feet.
Invigorating Foot Soak:
1/2 cup epsom salt
2 drops peppermint essential oil (remember not to use peppermint oil if nursing)
First, run your feet under really cold water for about a minute (this helps reduce any inflammation in your feet). Next, fill your tub with hot water (only as hot as comfortable) and add all of the ingredients. Soak feet for about five minutes. Dry feet and massage Coconut Calming Oil into feet.
The base of the following massage oil is coconut oil. What’s not to love about coconut oil? The uses and benefits of it seem endless! Some of the benefits include pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, which makes it a great oil to massage into achy feet.
Lavender essential oil is wonderful to use for relaxation. I just love the calm and relaxed feeling I get from using it!
Coconut Calming Oil:
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 drop lavender essential oil
Mix ingredients together and massage into feet. To prevent oil from coming off, put a pair of thick socks on afterwards.
This last remedy is for anyone struggling with athlete’s foot. I had athlete’s foot a few years ago, and this remedy completely cleared it up. I noticed an improvement after only a few days!
This solution has coconut oil and tea tree oil in it, both of which are natural antibacterial and anti-fungal ingredients. The coconut oil also adds moisture, and helps heal feet that are becoming sore and cracked from athlete’s foot.
Athlete’s Foot Solution:
2 tablespoons coconut oil
4-6 drops tea tree essential oil
Mix the ingredients together in a small jar (one with a lid for storing). Rub into affected areas of feet 1-3 times a day.
I hope that these remedies help bring healing to your feet, and I would love to hear what natural remedies you have found to be effective!