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30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.Proverbs 31:30-31




Natural Foot Care

Before giving yourself a pedicure soak your feet to help soften your nails and cuticles. It will help fight fungal infections and bacteria that might be under your nails or around the cuticles.

Make an infusion of: horsetail, calendula, lavender, rosemary, sage or thyme (use one or combine all) and soak fingernails for 5 minutes in the infusion. The following herbs listed above have an antiseptic and conditioning effect.


Foot Soak
Love your feet cream
soothing footbath
refreshing foot spray
eucalyptus foot lotion
strawberry foot scrub
leg massage cream
nail and cuticle oil
Foot soak for tired feet
Foot powder for athlete's foot



Foot soak

Make a concoction using minth leaves.
Add the water (your preference), lemon juice, olive oil and milk.
Mix well and soak your feet.
Minth leaves
1cup   lemon juice
2Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup. Milk
Water

Love Your Feet Cream

30 g grates or shaved beeswax
3/4  cup almond oil
Place the beeswax and the almond oil in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir together until they are blended and the wax has melted. Remove from heat and pour into two 4-ounce sterilized containers with tight tops.

Allow mixture to cool before applying to feet. Spread on feet at night before bedtime. Wear a pair of clean cotton socks at night before bedtime. Wear a pair of clean cotton socks over the cream. In the morning, your feet will be much softer.


Soothing Footbath
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This relaxing foot soak will work wonders on your entire body.
1 tablespoon sea salt
2 drops lavender essential oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil
1 drop bay essential oil
1 drop geranium essential oil
rose petals
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Fill the soaking pan or rub with enough warm water to cover the feet.
Stir in the sea salt until it dissolves. Use your toes to stir, if you wish.add the essential oils, mixing them well. Float rose petals on the surface.
Soak your feet in the basin for 10 minutes, or until the water has cooled off. Pat your feet dry with a towel.

Refreshing Foot Spray

This clean, fresh blend is great for hot summer days. Carry a little spray bottle with you and spritz it on tired feet.petals
3 tablespons of witch hazel
1tablespoon rose flower water, orange blossom water, or distilled water
1/8 teaspoon glycerine
10-15 drops of essential oil of your choice
Pour all ingredients into a clean spray bottle and shake. You can keep it in a plastic container for two months.

Eucalyptus Foot Lotion

1 tablespoon almond oil
1teaspoon avocado oil
1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Put all the ingredients in a small, sterilized glass bottle with a tight-fitting stopper. Shake the liquid vigorously until it is completely combined.

Store the bottle in a cool, dark place. Shake well before using.

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Strawberry Foot Scrub

Work this simple and sweetly scented natural scrub into your feet and feel like a queen.
2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 fresh strawberries
Pour salt into a mixing bowl. Add the oil and stir to combine. Remove caps from strawberries and slice or chop them. Add strawberries to the salt and oil mixture and mash with a potato masher or fork. The resulting mixture should be chunky but well blended.
massage rocksRub this mixture onto your feet, massaging the balls of the feet and heels. If desired, use a body puff or foot brush. Rinse off and coat feet with a gentle lotion.

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Leg Massage Cream

Treat yourself to a massage from your knees to your toes with this easy-to-make cream especially for the legs.
3 tablespoons anhydrous lanolin
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apricot oil
Put all the ingredients together in a nonreactive top of a double boiler over simmering water. Heat and stir with a wooden spoon until the lanolin has liquefied.
Pour the mixture into a sterilized 125 ml jar with a tight-fitting lid and allow to cool. Keep in a cool, dark place.


Nails and Cuticle Oil

Nails and cuticle oil: After washing, massage oil mixture on hands and toenails.
Mix together:
2Tbsp. Pure jojoba oil
2Tbsp. of one of the following: sunflower, sweet almond, olive oil or mallow leaf, plantain (for very dry skin)
Add:
20 drops essential oil of lavender, rosemary, geranium or eucalyptus
1 capsule of vitamin E
Blend well, and store oil in a clean glass bottle.lavender

    To prevent athlete's foot wash your feet correctly rubbing in between your toes. Keep your feet dry and wear clean dry socks. Warm moist areas with dirt are a breeding ground for bacteria.
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Foot Soak for Tired Feet

Foot Soak for Tired Feet: In a basin of warm water add
1/4 cup Epson salt or sea salt
1 cup of infusion : peppermint, rosemary, thyme, southernwood or yarrow (you can use one of them or all of them combined.)
Mix together well, and soak feet for 5 to 20 minutes. Pat dry and put on some cotton socks.


Foot Powder for Athlete's Foot

Foot Powder for Athlete's Foot: This recipe is refreshing for sore, tired feet. It helps control odour. In a small container combine:
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1/4  cup cornstarch
1tsp. baking soda
A pinch of orrisroot powder
And blend well. Then addbaking soda
2 drops peppermint essential oil or 5 drops of rosemary essential oil or 5 drops of lavender essential oil
1 drop of thyme essential oil

Mix the oils and dry ingredients using your hands and store in a covered container. Leave overnight before using. Before giving yourself a pedicure soak your feet to help soften your nails and cuticles. It will help fight fungal infections and bacteria that might be under your nails or around the cuticles.


Make an infusion of: horsetail, calendula, lavender, rosemary, sage or thyme (use one or combine all) and soak fingernails for 5 minutes in the infusion. The following herbs listed above have an antiseptic and conditioning effect.

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