Years ago at a womans gathering I recall one of our older mama friends musing about her feet. There were tears in her eyes, as she talked about having calloused and rough feet, because she just never found the time to take care of herself. I always remember this moment, because I'm so guilty of not taking the time out of my day to pamper myself in little ways. I can feel the toll of neglect on my feet...my big toes have huge callouses on them...I have foot pain, (that comes and goes), and my toenails are in a horrendous state of disrepair, (and also have remnants of nail polish on them from the summer of 2010)! These feet of mine carry me through my day, they help me run after my children, play and dance...they've carried the weight of 2 children and have helped me walk endless miles.
So...my new committment to myself...start taking care of these beautiful feet of mine.
Here's a recipe I found for a basic foot scrub...it made my feet feel heavenly and soft!
1/4 cup ground oatmeal
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 Tbsp sea salt
3 drops peppermint oil, (optional)
*Mix with water to form a paste and massage it onto your feet...get it between your toes and all over, love those feet up!
Afterwards, rub in your favourite moisturizing cream and put on some thick socks! This took about 5 minutes out of my day, but I'm feeling some serious self love here!
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art."
-Leonardo da Vinci
Please join in our Monday linkalong! You don't have to do this on Monday to play along...be kind to yourself any day of the week, or every day of the week because darnit...YOU deserve it!!!