Friday, May 1, 2009

Foot Bath Recipe

by Allison B. Kontur

Winter weather wreaks havoc on tired, neglected feet. Give yourself a break with a foot bath! The following recipe combines relaxing salts blended with moisturizing coconut oil. The use of tapioca starch yields a dry end-product that is not "oily" to the touch!

You will need:

8 oz Dead Sea Salt - Fine Grain
8 oz Epsom Salts
2 oz Tapioca Starch (about 2 cups)
2 oz Coconut, Fractionated Oil
10 ml (2 tsp) Euphoria* Essential Oil Blend


Phase 1: Place tapioca starch in a blender reserved for formulating (it is helpful if your blender has a top with a removable plug in the center). Cap your blender and with blades on, pour oil and fragrance through center of lid and mix until thoroughly combined. The tapioca starch should still be powder-like in appearance and may look slightly lumpy. If it looks like a paste or has the consistency of tiny balls, you have used too much oil. (It is imperative that you weigh your ingredients for your recipe to turn out successfully.) Pour tapioca starch/oil blend into a sterile glass or stainless steel bowl and set aside.

Phase 2: Add dead sea salt and epsom salts to the tapioca starch mixture from phase one. Using gloved hands, mix ingredients gently until thoroughly combined. Phase 3: Package in an airtight container.

To Use:

Measure out product into a very warm foot bath. Soak feet for 15-30 minutes before toweling off and applying moisturizer. We used 1/4-1/2 cup per bath. This treatment is ideal prior to foot massage.


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