The almond oil was the only
things that sounded like it was tough to find, but my wife and
I found it at the chain drugstore at the corner of our street.
Just take a look in the beauty/cosmetic aisle.
Mix all these ingredients together
in a bowl and its ready for your foot bath. Note: If you want
to make this stuff in a large quantity to save for later, you
can bump up all the ingredients to something like this:
½ cup Honey
½ cup Liquid Soap (I used dish soap)
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Sweet Almond Oil
Now you can save this in a bottle
and save some time for next time.
Step 2. Find yourself a foot
These days you can get a fancy,
space-age, foot bath for about $20. They promise they do all
sorts of things like vibration, bubbles, and heat. I havent
tried one myself, but for $20 that probably isnt a bad
My wife however didnt
need one as she had me volunteer to provide all the scrubbing
and massaging for her.
Wait! Hon, I dont recall
you ever offering me a foot bath?
So anything around the house
that can submerse your feet just above the ankle is going to
work here. We ended up using a disposable aluminum roasting pan.
Yes it was brand new and didnt
have roasted meat in it!
Step 3. Fill up your foot bath
Put your mixed up concoction
from Step 1 into your foot bath and fill with warm water.
Please be real careful with
the water temperature. Do this by triple checking the temperature
of the water with your hands when its done. And if you
are doing this for a spouse make sure you understand their taste
I speak from experience here.
I got a little lazy, and didnt judge the hotness of the
water. Although my wife was a trooper and tried to go along anyways.
I could tell from her grimace and refusal to dip more than like
a toe into the water, that I made it too hot.
Step 4. Soak for 10 minutes
After I got the temperature
of the water right, we soaked her feet for 10 minutes. There
is all sorts of good stuff going on now during this soak.
The soap is obviously cleaning
all sorts of impurities from your feet. I cant even explain
how many things the honey is doing. Here is a short list:
1) Apparently honey forms hydrogen
peroxide which is a great anti bacterial agent. So there is goes
cleansing your feet some more.
2) Honey contains antioxidants.
Health news constantly revolves around us getting more antioxidants.
So without me getting all biologist on us, Ill just confirm
that getting more antioxidants on our skin and in our diet is
really super great!
3) Honey is also a terrific
humectant. All that means is it makes a great moisturizer.
Just knowing about this foot
bath, you can get started on your at-home foot spa. So take 15
minutes tonight and pamper yourself. Those feet are going to
feel so soft, especially in a comfy pair of flip flops.