Recipes & Tips


How to Keep Your Feet Healthy and Feeling Great All Summer

Just as you are conscientious about keeping your skin from burning and staying hydrated in the summer months, it is important not to neglect your feet. Your feet take a beating in the summer, between being in shoes all day without much chance to breathe, and going barefoot or in flip-flops.

Keeping your feet on their toes is a great way to keep the rest of your body in alignment as well.

Healthy Feet Mean a Happy Body

There are many ways to keep your feet healthy. Remember, your feet work hard, so take some time to take extra care of them!

Natural foot scrub Take 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ½ cup of kosher salt. Mix together well. You can add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, rinsing with warm water.

Sugary sweet foot scrubTake ¼ cup of sugar,5 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and spread all over the feet. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on the heels. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub thereafter.


Foot smoothie
Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the paste all over your feet, relax for 10 minutes, rinse well and pat dry. Put moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and smooth in the morning.


Soak Your Tootsies

Sometimes you may not be in the mood or have the time to do a foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good enough.

• Add ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of Epsom salts to a basin of very warm water. Soak your feet for as long as you like. You will notice that your feet will be rejuvenated and refreshed instantly. 

• A combination of milk, warm water, and a little almond oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your feet.

 • Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot soak.


Top 5 Mood Boosting Activities You Can Do On Your Sofa

It sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? You rarely hear the words ‘mood-boosting’ and ‘sofa’ together, but after a long hard day, too many of us collapse onto our sofas, exhausted or in a bad mood from whatever stresses our busy day has handed us.

If you’re like me, once you’re down, the chances of you getting up are slim. So let’s take a look at some easy and quick things we can do to revive ourselves.

 revive ourselves. 1. Put on some upbeat music. Nothing lifts a bad mood as fast as hearing Pharrell’s ‘Happy” blasting through your speakers. Whatever kind of music that lifts you up will do! 

2. Get in touch with your inner flexible child and try out some couch-friendly yoga like a good arm stretch. Moving your body is proven to improve your mood. 

 3. Laugh and smile. It sounds cliché, but a good chuckle can really lift your spirits. Find your funny bone and expose it to as many YouTube videos about cats, babies, cats and babies, babies with cats and dogs and anything else that will leave you clutching your sides and gasping for air. Try this one: Baby Gives the Evil Eye



4. Let it out. Sometimes it’s as simple as recapping your frustrations to a loved one. Talk it out and then, let it go! 

5. Open up your curtains and windows, let the sun in and count your blessings. Often we are focused on the negatives in our lives. Retrain your mind to look for the positives and contemplate all the things in your life that you are blessed with.

So just remember the next time you’re slumped on your sofa, cursing the TV for flooding your screen with reality shows; there are so many other options that you can choose from that will leave you feeling great!