Treat your feet to a "cheap date"... or make wonderful gifts for friends who spend a lot of time on their feet - moms, retail or health-care workers... and lots of other women (and men) who should take a little more time for themselves.
Recipe adapted from The Grain & Salt Society newsletter (fall 2004)
- 1 lb Celtic (Brittany grey) sea salt
- 1 cup sweet almond oil
- 4 Tbsp aloe vera gel
- 5-8 drops grapefruit essential oil
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing with your hands until well blended. Adjust the amount of essential oil if stronger fragrance is desired.
- Pack in glass jars or small canning containers. Tie with raffia or ribbon. Attach a note including the recipe or instructions for use: “Massage into feet thoroughly. Wrap feet in hot towels for ten minutes, then rinse feet with warm water.”
If you’d like to make a super-charged detoxifying scrub, try adding 1/4 cup bentonite clay or a few teaspoons of bentonite liquid and a few tablespoons of spirulina.