oils for foot massage: Lavender, Rosemary, Geranium. Use 5 drops
of the essential/fragrance oil to 10 teaspoons of a carrier oil
such as safflower. Combine ingredients and store in a dark color
bottle in a cool place. Use when needed.
For Badly Calloused &
Cracked Heels -
BY VIANNA M
I live on my feet ten hours
a day. At some point, my heels got so badly cracked, they would
catch on the carpet, and no mere moisturizing helped. If you've
tried EVERYTHING to mend calloused, painfully cracked heels and
nothing worked, look for CALLEX OINTMENT.
You can purchase it on the internet - I have not seen it in any
stores, and yes, it is a bit pricey at $25.00 for 1.75 oz! But
it contains endoprotease enzyme, something that actually "eats"
the calloused surface. Soak your feet at night, scrub them with
a pumice, then apply the ointment, put on light cotton socks
and go to sleep. Shower in the morning and moisturize lightly
your feet. Do this every day until you see results --in about
a week--and YOU WILL see results. When the major damage has healed,
continue moisturizing your feet on regular basis and the probelm
should not re-occur. I have, howver, been cautioned by a dermatologist
friend not to remove the 'hard heel padding" entirely, as
some is necessary in order to protect and cushion the heel, so
use your judgement.
May this be as helpful to
you as it was to me! Happy Heeling!
Soft and Beautiful Feet
Wouldn't people love soft and
beautiful feet? Here is the way.
Rub baby lotions all around
your feet, then massage them by stretching from side to side
and massaging in side you toes. Do whatever you can for massaging,
for best result, massage each foot at least 3 minutes.
Soothing Foot Lotion
wheat germ oil
12 drops eucalyptus
in a dark colored bottle, shake extremely well. To use just rub
into the feet and heels. Store in a cool dry place.
Lemon Softness - BY J.D.
(in a bowl) half water, half lemon juice. Then gently dip paper
towel into the mixture and apply to feet. Softens, removes odors,
Strawberry Exfoliant -
8 strawberries with 2 tablespoons of olive oil (or safflower
oil) and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of finely chopped almonds. Make a paste with
the ingredients but don't over blend it since the strawberries
contain so much water it will make it too liquidy. Massage it
all into your feet, rinse off and dry.