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Soothe Your Painful Feet With Lavender Oil After A Epsom Salt Foot Soak

by Ross Martin

Whether you walk or stand for long periods of time, your feet can become tired, sore and painful from your efforts. Walking or standing on hard pavement, such as concrete and asphalt, can make your problems even worse, especially if you develop pain in the arches of your feet. If you tend to soak your feet every night in epsom salt or another treatment, it may not be enough to ease your discomfort. Massaging your feet in lavender essential oil after the soak can help reduce your pain and relax away stress and muscle tension. Here's more information about lavender oil and how to use it effectively.

Why Use Lavender Oil After an Epsom Salt Foot Soak?

Sources reveal that lavender oil benefits your body in many ways, including treating muscle pain, strain and spasms. The oil also relaxes your body and mind, which may help you rest better after your epsom salt foot soak. Sometimes, stress can make body pain feel worse by keeping tension in your muscles. If you experience foot pain every day, the muscles in your feet may continue to stay tense.

Lavender oil gives off a fresh, flowery scent that calms and soothes physical and emotional discomfort. You usually mix lavender oil with a olive oil or another carrier oil, or base, to dilute its powerful effects. Lavender can irritate the skin of some individuals, so diluting it is recommended.

Now that you know why you should use lavender oil, it's time to do your massage.

How Do You Massage Your Feet?

To massage your feet effectively, follow the steps below:

  1. Soak your feet with epsom salt as you usually do each day.
  2. Leave your feet slightly moist.
  3. Mix 2 drop of lavender with 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil.
  4. Rub the oil mixture in the palms of your hands, then gently apply it to your left foot. You may want to begin with your heels and work your way up to your toes.
  5. Use light--but firm--circular motions to help the oil penetrate your foot skin. 
  6. Repeat steps four and five with your right foot.
  7. Use a soft towel to blot away any excess oil on your feet, then cover your feet with cotton socks.

You can perform the massage at any time, or when you need more pain relief after your foot soaks.

If your lavender massage doesn't help alleviate your foot pain or stress within a week or so, contact a massage therapist like one from Health Atlast Fountain Valley for care.


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About Jessica's Cosmetic Surgeries

Hello there! I'm Jessica Goodyear. I am an unofficial expert on cosmetic procedures--mostly because I've had a lot of them done. Some people judge me or think I'm fake, but I feel more like myself than I ever have before! It all started when I was a teenager. I broke my nose playing softball, and I had to have plastic surgery on my nose so that I could breathe properly. But my nose looked different afterwards, and I liked it better! Now I save up my money to get something done every few years. Whether it's teeth whitening or veneers, a little bit of liposuction, or new cheekbones, there's something so satisfying about letting your inner beauty shine out through your outer body. I started this site to help break the stereotypes about cosmetic surgeries and to talk about some of the health risks related to them. Check it out!