Scrub and soak your feet with this reviving and rejuvenating foot scrub and soak made with healing Epsom salts, shea butter organic extra virgin olive oil and lavender and tea tree essential oils.
Scrub your feet with the salt and butter blend to exfoliate and soften the skin, then relax back with your feet soaking in warm water to allow the Epsom salts to perform another function: healing. The shea butter and olive oil will deeply condition and moisturise your feet whilst the essential oils will revive, restore and freshen them.
Epsom salts are a magnesium sulphate compound that has been used for centuries to heal and relieve pain. Magnesium deficiency is the cause of so many ailments so soaking in Epsom salts can help restore that balance. These incredible salts also help to enable the body to detoxify and sedate the nervous system and remove odour. Being anti-inflammatory with it’s ability to help muscles relax, Epsom salts are known to aid pain relief too. It is even said that these special salts help stabilise moods, relieve stress depression and anxiety.
We use a blend of shea butter and olive oil to create the creamy, thickness gives your feet that deep treatment they so often need.
Shea butter is the fat that is extracted from the nut from the shea (Karite) tree, mainly grown in West Africa and is the African treatment for skin conditions such as eczema, scarring, stretch marks, sunburn, itching, insect bites & skin blemishes and this is the key and main ingredient in this body butter. With its creamy texture it is a delight to apply to the skin. Scientific investigations have found that shea nut butter does not pose any known or likely allergy risk to consumers, including those with peanut or tree nut allergies.
We use organic and fair trade shea butter which contains naturally occurring vitamins A, E & F, helping to maintain optimum skin health. Improving elasticity and abundant in fatty acids that help with collagen production, to help maintain youthful skin and with its mild SPF (thought to range from 4-6 SPF, naturally), anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce skin irritation shea butter is a true skin healer. Shea butter not only works on the surface of the skin, creating a protective barrier but it also penetrates deeply into the dermal layers of the skin to heal within.
Olive oil contains at least four different types of antioxidant: vitamins A and E, polyphenols, phytosterols and avenasterol to help maintain a healthy body. The antioxidants in olive oil work by neutralising damaging free radicals that can lead to skin aging and skin cancer. Chlorophyll is also present in olive oil – a photosynthetic pigment found in plants and algae – the life-giving part of the plant. It is an anti-aging substance that promotes the healing of skin conditions and wounds.
We then add a few drops of lavender and tea tree essential oils to revive, soothe and rejuvenate those feet.
Lavender essential oil is ideal for the feet, especially after you’ve been on them all day long. Lavender will soothe tired and aching feet with its anti-inflammatory properties, leaving you feeling truly relaxed. It also comes with antibacterial properties too which makes it ideal for your feet.
Eucalyptus essential oil is extracted from those beautiful leaves of the eucalyptus tree, native to Australia. Eucalyptus boasts a wide array of benefits and many of those are perfect for the feet: It is anti-inflammatory rendering it ideal for swollen, tired and aching feet; antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and a disinfectant so perfect for cleansing the feet and ridding them of bacteria; relieves itchiness and pain.
Peppermint essential oil is an analgesic, meaning it has pain killing properties. The menthol naturally within peppermint is a refrigerant. This provides a cooling sensation that is activated by the cold sensors within the skin. This is what makes peppermint so refreshing for the feet. Peppermint helps improve circulation too and is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and reviving too. So peppermint is ideal to soothe painful, tired and aching feet and revive them leaving them feel refreshed.