Monday, April 27, 2009

Just For Men

Just for men; a soothing soak for tired and achy feet. Well, it's not really "just for men", but it does make it sound more manly. Ryan tried this over the weekend and loved it! His feet were killing him from being on a ladder all day doing the siding. He soaked his feet for about a half of a hour and said they felt great.

I think I have about a $1 invested in the soak, including the jar. This would make a really nice gift for Dad for Father's Day. Or, even Mom for Mother's Day.

1/2 c. Epsom salt
1 chamomile tea bag
1 peppermint tea bag
5 drop blue food coloring, optional
decorative jar with sealing lid

If using, mix food coloring with salt. Open both tea bags and add to salts. Mix well and pour into jar. To use: add entire jar to hot water foot bath.

Chamomile has many healing properties as does peppermint. Chamomile promotes relaxation, alleviate stress and relieves pain, while peppermint is a muscle relaxant and helps manage stress.


ryan said...

There is one little side effect I feel I should mention. It does turn your feet a light green around your toenails for a day or two. It works wonders though

Crafty Sue said...

Thanks for these household recipies, must try them out. I am sure that using some nail polish remover around the toenails will take the green away.

Gail said...

What a great idea. I have nothing but men in my family and coming up with gifts is a nightmare. I definitely will use this.