Skin Care is an all over body process because your skin is the largest and most protective organ you have. Your feet are especially vulnerable because they take constant abuse from friction and elements but they do not produce sebum, which is your natural oil. These organic skin care recipes for feet are fabulous when used in conjuction with a good foot care schedule. With all of our recipes, we urge you to buy organic ingredients because your skin absorbs pesticides and commercial chemicals from products which are not organic.
This mild organic cleanser is terrific for feet because of its natural moisturizing and antibacterial qualities. Wet your foot and apply 1 tablespoon organic clover honey to a warm, wet washcloth rub entire foot thoroughly, being sure to get between all toes and around toenails. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Foot soaks are an excellent way to care for the skin as well as add to your total sense of well being. They soften dry skin and energize tired feet. After soaking, moisturize with a good organic moisturizer (see our article on organic moisturizer recipes if you would like to make your own).
Energizing Foot Soak # 1
Add 4 cups warm organic whole milk, 2 tablespoons Epsom Salt, 2 tablespoons organic almond oil and 3 drops organic peppermint essential oil to a warm water foot bath. Soak feet for 15 minutes.
Energizing Foot Soak # 2
Add 2 drops of organic lemon essential oil, 2 drops or organic rosemary essential oil, and 4 tablespoons organic oat flour to a warm water foot bath. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
Relaxing Foot Soak # 1
Add 4 cups warm organic whole milk, 2 tablespoons Epsom Salt, and 6 drops organic lavender essential oil to a warm water foot bath. Soak for 15 minutes.
Relaxing Foot Soak # 2
Add 1/4 Epsom Salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 drops each of these organic essential oils: lemon, sandalwood, coriander to warm water foot bath. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
Dry Foot Soak # 1
Use warm whole organic milk and 3 drops organic lavender essential oil. Soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes and follow with exfoliating treatment. Rinse well. Massage with a naturally applied heavy organic cream moisturizer and cover with cotton socks for the night.
Dry Foot Soak # 2
Add 3 cups organic pineapple juice and 1/2 cup organic coconut milk to a warm water foot bath. Soak for 10 to 15 minutes and follow with an exfoliating treatment. Rinse well. Massage with naturally applied heavy organic cream moisturizer and cover with cotton socks for the night.
Perspiration / Odor Resistance Soak
Add 6 drops of organic common tea tree essential oil to a warm water foot bath and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Dry thoroughly to discourage fungal growth. Tea Tree essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and astringent properties which eliminate the various causes of foot odor.
Exfoliating your feet is a necessity because of all the friction your feet encounter on a daily basis. The skin responds to this friction by creating more skin cells in areas that are being rubbed (think of calluses that form on your hands from raking leaves). To soften and rejuvenate your feet, this rough, dry build should be removed. Do not expect the area to be finished after one treatment. It took a while to get this point; it will take a bit of TLC to fix the problem. Always finish with a good moisturizer and use moisturizer at least twice daily; this helps keep the skin soft between exfoliation treatments which helps make you exfoliation more productive. All of the following exfoliation mixtures will work much better if used immediately after one of the above foot soaks.
Mix 1 cup Epsom Salt, 3 teaspoons organic olive oil and the juice of one small lemon. Immediately massage soles of feet (do not give the Epsom Salt time to dissolve), giving extra attention to any areas of thick skin. Rinse with warm water.
Sour Cream Scrub
Rub just soaked feet with 1 cup organic cornmeal then apply a mixture of 1/4 cup organic sour cream and 2 tablespoons organic olive oil. Massage well, giving extra attention to thick skin. Rinse with warm water.
Odor Protection Foot Powder
Mix 1/4 cup organic ginger and 1/4 organic cornstarch. Store this mixture in an airtight container. To use, light brush on feet using a large brush designed for cosmetic powder application. Between gingers antibacterial properties and cornstarch absorbency, you will combat foot odor.
Source by Louise Forrest