Lately my feet have been extra achy by the end of the day, so tonight I thought I would treat myself to an herbal foot bath. I got out my foot spa (if you don't have one a dishpan or other such thing will work just as well) and headed to the herb garden to gather my herbs. I had my water lukewarm and I added some fresh peppermint, lovage and chamomile. It was heavenly! I probably soaked them for at least 45 minutes!
Here is a list of herbs you can use and what their benefits would be:
Horsetail: Excellent for tired feet and will help reduce perspiration.
Lavender: creates a refreshing tonic for tired feet.
Lovage: A strong natural deodorant, it's perfect for feet that have been stuffed in shoes all day.
Marjoram: Soothing to tired and weary foot muscles.
Peppermint: Energizing and cooling for hot and tired feet.
Chamomile: Calming and relaxing plus great for skin.
Thyme: Cleansing and refreshing for overworked feet.
Just use your imagination. I think Rose petals would be delightful! I think Lemon Verbena would also give a refreshing feeling! I do believe I have a new nightly ritual!