Tired Tootsies Foot Soak
Have you ever had one of those days? You know - - the kind of day where you are so exhausted that you can't even feel you're exhausted? And, if you aren't careful and don't take care of yourself, you may just end up knocking yourself out of the race for a few laps.
Well, recently I had one of those days. Or, should I say week. You see, we have been doing a ton of moving, rearranging, painting and cleaning in our children's ministry. And, we aren't finished yet. We are slowing down and the big physical stuff is almost through, but we still have a bit to finish. Now, I am not in tip top shape and, to be quite honest, have been facing some health issues that have kept me from being the push-my-limits type of person that I can be when I need to be. Plus, I can't imagine how those who are in great shape and doing 100% more than I am are actually still walking. I'm pooped. But, after my Tired Tootsies Foot Soak, I was much better and was ready to do a little decor/prop shopping before heading back to the church for more work before spending time with some amazing kids.
I love my oils and I love to try all kinds of different recipes when it comes to foot soaks. Because I really want to be sure I stayed in the race I decided to use Young Living Thieves and Rosemary essential oils.
THIEVES is an amazing blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. It is a definite staple in my oil cabinet and helps promote a healthy immune response, and may support overall wellness, and I love the strong cinnamon aroma it has to it. Along with supporting my natural defensese and the cleansing abilities of Lemon oil, the Eucalyptus Radiata was perfect for helping to relax my exhausted muscles.
Although Thieves oil blend contains ROSEMARY essential oil, I like to add a few extra drops because it is of my very favorite aromas. Most of the time, Rosemary oil can promote and energizing atmosphere. However, at just the right time, it can also have a very relaxing aroma that helps an overactive mind unwind. And, this was just the right time. On top of that, Rosemary is also beneficial to the skin (and hair). Many times I will run some Rosemary and Cedarwood oil through my wet hair before blowdrying.
Adding approximately 4 to 5 drops each of Thieves & Rosemary to about a 1/2 cup of EPSOM SALT was perfect. Epsom salt is wonderful as a mild detoxifier, can sooth achy feet or muscles, and help to soften rough skin. To help the oils saturate into the salt, I like to mix them together and let them blend together for about 20 minutes before using.
Now, what's that bottle in the Mason jar, you may be wondering. Well, I found that if you make a little fizzie bottle bomb of the salt mixture and drop it in your foot soak or bath just when the aroma of the oils is beginning to fade, it will release a little more oil. This helps to make your soak or bath last a little bit longer. Here is a little DIY video I did explaining it.
20 minutes soaking in my Tired Tootsies Foot Soak and I was ready for a good night's sleep and ready to face another few laps in the race.
What are some of your favorite oils to use in a foot soak? Comment below and share them with us. I always love to try new recipes, and I'm sure I'm going to be needing another soak very soon.
Until next time, keep Living The Oil Life.