Some people suffer from sweaty feet all year round and others just experience this problem when the weather is warm! With temperature currently soaring in the UK we thought we’d offer a little natural advice on how aromatherapy can help keep your feet fresh all year round!
- Spray your feet regularly with a fine mist of 150ml Orange Flower Water with 5 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops of Spearmint essential oil. This is great in the Summer when your feet get hot.
- Massage your feet morning and evening with a Peppermint foot balm – which can also help keep Athletes Foot at bay! Mix 100ml Moisturising Lotion, 5 drops Peppermint, 5 Spearmint, 5 Tea Tree and 2 German Chamomile. Shake well before use.
- Ban nylon socks – as these will cause the feet to sweat much more profusely.
- Cleanse and refresh your shoes! Ok, so do you dread walking past your shoe rack at home? Whether it’s your shoes – or your teenager’s sweaty trainers – here’s a natural, safe and effective solution: Buy a large bag of baking soda. Take 750g and put in mixing bowl. Stir in a handful of fresh Rosemary or dried Lavender flowers from the garden. Add 4 drops Peppermint essential oil, 4 Spearmint and 8 Tea Tree
. Stir well and place half the mix in a large jar. Take a thin cotton sock and place in over the top of the jar. Pop an elastic band around the neck to secure the sock and upend the jar – so the contents end up in the sock. Remove the sock and secure it with another elastic band. Then repeat the process with the second half of the mixture. Place each sock in trainers/shoes for at least 24 hours.
Essential oils have more uses than you could shake a stick at!
Disclaimer: The information provided on the Base Formula blog is for personal information and interest only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition. We recommend that you consult your GP or nurse if you have any health concerns whatsoever. Our advice has been provided on the basis that there are no known contra-indications to treatment. If you have any health problems or are taking any medication you should seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to using aromatherapy. We would also advise that you make an appointment with a local aromatherapist who will be able to take a full case history and offer you tailored treatment advice. Please note that Base Formula accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products or for any reliance on the information provided within.
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