Friday, December 12, 2008

Nature's Remedies: Treat your Feet

Each week I try to post some of my favorite or commonly used remedies from Mother Nature herself. Be sure to check out my archives for more natural remedies.

This week I want to focus on your feet. Many lores believe the foot to be a big part of your 'soul', thus giving us the name for the bottom part of your feet. These remedies will treat your feet from common issues many face.

Corns & Calluses:

Soak a slice of firm bread in cider vinegar until it is completely saturated. Place the moist bread on the affected area, secure with a piece of cloth and let it soften the skin overnight.

Athlete's Foot:
  1. Steep 1/2 cup of Pau D'Arco bark in a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes. Add water to a shallow filled bath and soak your feet for 30 minutes. Repeat daily as needed.
  2. On affected areas place a couple of drops of undiluted Tea-Tree oil. Make sure these areas are clean and totally dry before you apply the essential oil.
**both athlete's foot remedies can be used together

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