Goodbye Winter and hello Spring! Time to spread your wings and run barefoot through fields of daffodils and dandelions. Time to kick off your boots (literally) and let your feet breathe. But are your feet ready? After a harsh winter they may need a little TLC. So, before you paint your toenails and pop on your sandals, stock up on some essential oils for your feet that are guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
To get your feet looking and feeling as pretty as can be, keep a few essential oils on hand for a soothing post-winter pedicure.
Say goodbye to dry, cracked skin
Winter is notorious for dry and chapped skin and now that spring has arrived, your cracked heels have nowhere to hide! Let essential oils come to your feet’s rescue.
Organic Patchouli oil, with its antifungal and wound-healing properties, can help eliminate cracked heels. Organic Cinnamon oil, containing various phenols, will help heal painful heel fissures and prevent infection.
Blend a few drops of patchouli and/or cinnamon oil with a carrier oil before rubbing onto the affected areas or add to a natural foot soak. Argan carrier oil is rich in vitamins A and E which are known to boost cellular regeneration and it can be applied directly to extra dry and cracked heels.
Say goodbye to dead skin
One of the best ways to ensure smooth skin is by exfoliation. Walking barefoot on the beach every day is is the ideal solution as the sand is a natural exfoliator, but an essential oil foot scrub is your next best option to help remove that dead layer of skin on your feet.
Add 5 drops of each of these three essential oils, plus 1T Olive oil and 1T Coconut oil, to 1 cup of sea salt and mix together. Massage the scrub onto your feet. Leave it on for 10–15 minutes and just relax. (Mother’s day is coming up and this foot scrub will make a wonderful gift for Mom).
The antioxidant properties and vitamin E in Olive oil make it a super moisturizer, and the antimicrobial properties of Coconut oil offer soothing and healing benefits. Lavender oil’s versatility is renowned, but its antifungal and antiseptic properties are known to help with many skin issues. Besides the many superpowers of Tea Tree and Peppermint oil, they both also help eliminate foot odors.
Speaking of which…
Say goodbye to foot odors
Lavender essential oil helps kill odorous bacteria, so add a few drops to a carrier oil and rub onto your feet at night and sleep in socks. Otherwise, make a refreshing foot spray by adding 10 drops of lavender oil to 4oz of water in a spray bottle. Spray on your feet and in your shoes. The effect will be almost as relaxing and rejuvenating as actually walking barefoot in a lavender field!
Say goodbye to fungal infections
Many essential oils have antifungal or antimicrobial properties which means they can help fight the growth of certain pathogens. So, when it comes to athletes foot or toenail fungal infections - essential oils have become a popular alternative remedy.
Oregano is a powerful antifungal and antimicrobial essential oil and is often used to help get rid of foot fungus and infections. Citronella and Lemongrass also have antifungal benefits. (Lemongrass also revitalizes tired feet). Take advantage of Patchouli oil’s powerful antifungal properties for athletes’ foot.
For the best results, blend a few of the above essential oils (2-3 drops of each) with 20 drops of a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Use a clean or sterile cotton gauze pad and dab onto the affected area 3x per day.
There are many types of fungi and if a fungal infection persists beyond a week with no improvement or if it starts to spread, make sure you consult your doctor.
Say hello to Sanctus Essence
This spring, your feet deserve to look the part in strappy sandals, espadrille wedges or flip flops. And thanks to Sanctus Essence, they can. Confidently going barefoot is as simple as going online and stocking up on a few multi-purpose organic essential oils for your feet. A home pedicure has never been so easy.
Your feet deserve the best, and that is exactly what you will get when you shop our essential oils and carrier oils. All our oils are 100% nature-derived, ensuring that each oil retains its specific beneficial chemical compounds.