Being a greener site we encourage buying as much as possible in your area, supporting your local shops, businesses and artisans. This could mean at Christmas time a lot of walking and sore or aching feet and for some aching knees and legs. Your feet can take a lot of pounding at the best of times. Christmas time can mean traipsing a round the shops all day. Lots of parties at this time can mean standing for hours, or helping at Christmas bazaars, more preparation in the kitchen and many other reasons this festive season.
These remedies are good at anytime for anyone who has been on their feet all day.
In a bowl or a home foot spa.
Hot water with a handful of Epsom Salts
You can also add a few drops of essential oils like lavender or rosemary.
Soak your feet and relax.
A ball can be used simply and easily to effectively relieve and soothe your feet. The ball needs to be of dense rubber and a little smaller than a tennis ball. Sit or stand, place the ball on the floor, now put one foot on the ball and roll the ball around on your sole of your foot with as much pressure as is comfortable. In other words keep the ball on the floor as you roll it around with the underside of your foot. This really helps to relieve those tired feet.
Some people after being on their feet too long get a burning sensation. In this case, you can make a remedy that can be sprayed on or a cream that can be massaged into your feet. Whatever suits you.
The cream – any body lotion or cream or oil you have. Take a teaspoon and put into a small container and add a couple of drops of peppermint and a couple of drops of lavender essential oil. Massage the mixture only into the affected areas of your feet. Don’t use on large areas.
The spray – any small clean spray bottle that is glass or PET plastic with a spray top. Distilled water 4oz approx and 1 teaspoon of 50% peppermint and 50% lavender pure essential oils. Shake really well before using each time as the mixture will quickly separate. Spray just the affected area ie the balls of your feet don’t spray large areas. After spraying, allow your feet to air dry properly before covering.
Doing some home reflexology on your feet really works well.
Wearing just an arch support in the shoes works well for some people.
Putting some gel insoles into your shoes cushions the impact and help prevent aches and pains.
I could say don’t wear high heels for long shopping trips but those diehards will always wear high heels.
Happy shopping, partying and cooking this festive season 🙂
NB If you have a foot problem like and an ingrowing toenail or hard patches, corns etc which can be painful get your feet seen to by a professional chiropodist. A simple procedure will make your life much easier.