Have you suffered from tired aching feet, burning or discomfort in your feet after a prolonged period of standing or walking. Anyone can get tired, achy feet. However, it is more likely to occur in people with flat or high-arched feet. It can also occur in people who are overweight, people who work on their feet all day and/or people who are not used to being on their feet who suddenly engage in a higher level of activity. So what can we do to soothe our tired achy feet??
Well, of course, one of the simplist things to do is to rest your feet. Lay down on the ground or in bed, elevate your feet with a cushion and enjoy 10-20 minutes of a good book. Another great way to soothe your feet is by placing them in a warm soak. Dissolve 1/2 cup of epsom salts or dead sea salts into a bucket of warm water add 3-4 of drops of Lavender Essential Oil for soothing, and 2-3 drops each of Rosemary and Lemon Essential Oil to refresh, revive, and stimulate the circulation in your feet. For Burning feet add 3-4 drops of Peppermint Oil for Cooling and 2-3 drops each of Lavender and Chamomile Roman to Soothe those aches away.
Afterwards massage your feet with a rejuvenating oil blend. Start with 15mls of base oil (almond or avocado oil), add 15ml of Calendula or Carrot Healing Oil, and 2-3 drops each of Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lavender Essential Oils.
Now its time to put your feet up, have a cup of tea and start that good book you have been meaning to read!!