Recreate a soothing treatment at home by giving your feet (or your hands) a stone massage with natural essential oils. Feel free to use the oils in your cabinet if that is what is available.
Here is how:
1. Choose your stones.
Gather a large, smooth, rounded stone, and eight smaller ones to fit between your toes. Pick up the stones from your garden or use smooth river stones.
2. Choose an oil.
The scents of lavender and chamomile are relaxing. Citrus essential oils, as well as juniper and clary sage, rejuvenate. If you have sore feet, use essential oils of lavender, rosemary or cypress. Dilute with a carrier oil such as olive oil. Lavender and tea tree oil can be used safely (directly on the skin). The essential oil of tea tree is highly antiseptic and antifungal and can be mixed with other essential oils.
3. Set a relaxing mood.
Light up your favorite candle or play relaxing tunes such as nature sounds.
Exfoliate your feet gently. Under these rough areas and calluses is a smooth skin that only needs to be exposed. Use a foot scrub or pumice. Use the stone firmly but gently. Do not sand too hard or too often because friction is the root cause of rough skin. Use the stone once a week maximum. A pumice will last for years.
Warm a pot of water to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit to heat the stones. Do not let the water boil. In a hot towel, bring the stones to your designated spa. Place them between your toes. You can also use a casserole to warm the stones for convenience.
Massage the oils in your feet until the foot is covered. minutes. Feel the tension melt. If you wish, you can warm the stones.
Improve your physical health as well as your emotional health in your own spa. You will have a better appearance of the feet at a fraction of the cost in a living room.