Perhaps the hardest working part of our body, our feet don't always get the tender loving care they deserve!
Whether it is summer or winter where you live, consider giving your feet a special treat or two.
Start by clearing up any possible problem areas and follow up with some natural nourishment.
And here our some suggestions...
Epsom salts foot bath
Here is the recipe for a salt detox foot bath where you will need:
Add the first two ingredients to some boiling water, leaving them to dissolve. Add warm water to your foot bath or a regular bath plus the apple cider vinegar, essential oils and salt. Make sure the temperature is right before soaking either your feet or your whole body for half an hour to soothe any skin irritation, soothe the muscles, detox your body and increase your magnesium levels.
H-Nails Fungus Formula
Use these tips to prevent nail fungus in the first place. Always dry feet and hands after washing, bathing or exercise. Be aware of the type of footwear you select. Shoes that cannot breathe and are damp or wet will encourage fungus to start or spread. Be careful of damp areas such as public gyms, shower stalls or swimming pools as toe nail fungus can be spread easily. Diet plays an important role in eliminating fungal conditions. Include more probiotics in the diet such while reducing or eliminating sugar, dairy products and vinegar.
If you find that nail fungus is a problem for you, our own H-Nail Fungus Formula
uses established homeopathic ingredients to tackle the symptoms of nail fungus on the toenails (and of course the fingernails too) in a fast-acting way when applied directly to the condition.
H-Cracked Heels Formula
Get rid of those often painful cracked heels by soaking the feet in warm water for roughly 20 minutes at night, follow with the formula
to penetrate deep into the skin and helps to sufficiently moisturize while simultaneously reducing the dryness, cracking and pain associated with cracked feet. Finish off by putting on cotton socks for the rest of the night. From time to time, use a pumice stone carefully to reduce any thickness of the hard skin in the heel area, this can decrease the risk of the hard skin cracking and splitting. Until your heels are 100% healthy, avoid walking barefoot or wearing sandals or flip flops. Even then, keep them well hydrated, especially in the heel area. Here are more tips for preventing and looking after cracked heels.
Simply Body Oil
Our Simply Body Oil Formula
is made from a blend of pure natural essential oils and cold pressed or expeller pressed precious oils, and the ideal formula to use on your feet to deeply hydrate, soften and enhance the look of the skin while providing nourishment and promoting radiant skin.
Once you are happy with the state of your feet, there are a couple more things you can do to keep your feet at their healthiest best.
Walking barefoot on grass, sand or in the ocean
Throughout history, humans mostly walked barefoot or with footwear made of animal skins. They slept on the ground or on skins. Through this direct contact, the ground's abundant free electrons were able to enter the body, which is electrically conductive.
When you walk barefoot or connect any part of your skin to the earth, your skin acts as a good conductor. Especially potent is the middle of the ball of your foot, which acts as a conductor to all parts of the body. There are so many benefits from grounding - and high on the list is combating inflammation as simply connecting to the ground can restore circulation to fingers and toes in as little as 20 minutes. Grounding "research" has now discovered that if you place your feet on the ground after an injury, electrons will migrate into your body and spread through your tissues. Find out even more about the health benefits of grounding here.
Sweet smelling feet!
Unlike other sweat glands on your body, the sweat glands in your feet
secrete sweat all the time, and not just in response to heat or exercise. An odor can appear when the sweat is broken down by bacteria and fungi living on your skin, becoming worse when there is a buildup of bacteria and sweat, such as in your shoes.
You can use alcohol, tea tree oil, newspaper or even silica gel packs to reduce moisture, bacteria and ultimately odor.
Socks are another way to prevent smelly feet because they
absorb the sweat and the bacteria, protecting your shoes. When your feet are inside your shoes all day, bacteria, sweat and dirt are transferred to the socks instead of the inner soles and fabric of the shoes. Socks also reduce the friction between your feet and your shoes, avoiding the build-up of calluses on your feet. Socks also keep your feet from becoming dry and cracked (which can leave leaving openings in your skin that increase your risk of infection) while protecting your feet from fungal infections such as athlete's foot.