Chemicals. These days mentioning the word, causes me to see flashes of volitile and dangerous powders and liquids. But, chemicals are not in themselves bad or good, but it is how we use them that gives them these attributes. I believe that chemicals are not the vilian it is made out to be, but I want to choose when and how I use them. Many commercial skincare products contain rather a lot of chemicals. Parabens cause hormone disruption and some of the skincare surfactants and fragrance cause my eczema to worsen.
Peppermint oil can be used aromatically, topically and internally to address a number of health concerns, from muscles aches and seasonal allergy symptoms, to low energy and digestive complaints. It’s also commonly used to boost energy levels and improve both skin and hair health. . You can also combine peppermint oil with lavender oil for itch relief, as lavender has soothing properties. Tea tree oil kills a number of viruses and bacteria. It can even be used as a hand sanitiser!
• 1 cup of sea salt
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• 5 drops tea tree oil
• 5 drops peppermint essential oil
• 5 drops lavender angustifolia essential oil (or any other lavender)
FOOT SCRUB INSTRUCTIONS
Place the sea salt in a medium or large glass bowl. Add the olive oil and coconut oil. Blend the mixture with a fork or spoon. Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also an antioxidant, provides vitamin E and is a great moisturizer. Coconut oil is antimicrobial and offers amazing healing properties and makes a fantastic moisturizer for the skin.
Next, add the essential oils. Tea tree essential oil is amazing at healing the skin! It helps heal any inflammation of the skin and is antibacterial. It’s also effective at removing foot odor. Peppermint essential oil can help with that foot odor too. Plus it also offers some soothing benefits as it helps to relax all those muscles in the feet. Lavender essential oil will give you an even deeper sense of relaxation while helping relieve aches and pains. Combine all ingredients well. Transfer the ingredients into a jar with a tight lid. Store in a cool, dark place to help preserve the ingredients. You can even keep it in the fridge. Just make sure to label it properly.back to blog