At-Home Foot Ritual

Whether you want to reenact the ancient custom of ceremonial feet-washing or you simply wish to dispatch that rough skin on your heel that snags your wooly blanket, an at-home foot treatment is a great way to soften those callouses, reset your rhythms, and replant your feet firmly in the present moment.

Step 1: Soak (5-15 minutes)

Soak the feet for 5-15 minutes to warm and soften the skin. If you don't have a real footbath, you can use your bathtub or a container that will be large enough for your feet to comfortable rest on the bottom. Alternately, a hot moist towel can be wrapped around the feet to provide a similar effect. A plastic bag will help hold in moisture and heat.

Spa Tip: Adding a bath product or an essential oil blend to the water can make the process more effective for your skin and your psyche. 

We recommend:

Sweet Birch and Magnesium Bath Flakes

Sweet Birch & Magnesium Bath Flakes

Infuse 1/2 teaspoon into the water to re-invigorate sore muscles and stiff joints.

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Chill Aromatic Alchemy

Chill Aromatic Alchemy

Infuse 2-3 drops into the water. For an added aromatherapy benefit, rub a few drops into the palms of your hands and inhale deeply. Helps to enhance sleep quality.

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Mediation Aromatic Alchemy

Mediation Aromatic Alchemy

Infuse 2-3 drops into the water. For an added aromatherapy benefit, rub a few drops into the palms of your hands and inhale deeply. Helps to calm the mind.

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Step 2: Exfoliate (5-7 minutes)

Skin naturally sheds dead skin cells every 30 days or so, allowing new skin cells to form. However, the skin on the soles of your feet is much thicker than elsewhere on your body causing the cells divide more frequently in response to pressure and friction. This allows the skin to thicken and create a protective barrier. If those dead cells don’t shed, it can result in dull, dry and flaky patches. Exfoliating helps speed up this shedding process. You can exfoliate your skin by using an exfoliating brush, pumice stone, or exfoliating skincare products.

After soaking, remove one foot at a time and dry thoroughly. Apply either an enzyme peel and sit 5-7 minutes or exfoliating scrub and work it into the skin. Then rinse or wipe off with a warm, moist towel. 

We recommend:

Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel

Any Naturopathica Fruit Enzyme Peel

Slather a thin, visible layer on feet and wrap each in a warm, moist towel or plastic bag. Let sit 5-7 minutes and then rinse off.

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Lemongrass Mimosa Body Scrub

Lemongrass Mimosa Body Scrub

Massage a dime-size amount on each foot, paying attention to the rough areas. The friction of the granules will help slough off dead skin cells.

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Step 3: Massage (2 minutes)

After exfoliating, wipe feet with warm, moist towel. Apply a moisturizer to hydrate your skin.

Spa Tip: Our Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm works as a hydrating mask for your feet!

We recommend:

Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm

Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm

Massage a nicke-size amount per foot until absorbed.

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Lemon Verbena Hand Cream

Lemon Verbena Hand Cream

Rub onto feet and legs to deeply nourish, protect and fortify the skin

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Mighty Mint Rescue Cream

Mighty Mint Rescue Cream

For a cool and invigorating effect, massage a dime-size amount onto legs and feet.

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Following your at-home foot ritual, we recommend wearing cotton socks to help lock in hydration.

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