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Homemade Scrubs and Foot Baths

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Combine one cup finely ground oats, two cups clay (available in health food stores), one cup finely ground almonds, one-eighth of a cup each of finely ground lavender and roses and one-eighth cup poppy seeds or blue corn meal. Store in a glass jar. When needed, scoop out a couple of teaspoons and mix with water.

Combine one cup finely ground oats, two cups clay (available in health food stores), one cup finely ground almonds, one-eighth of a cup each of finely ground lavender and roses and one-eighth cup poppy seeds or blue corn meal. Store in a glass jar. When needed, scoop out a couple of teaspoons and mix with water. Stir into a paste by rubbing your hands together. Then work the paste up each finger and over the backs of your hands. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Your feet relax in baths with flowers of lavender, rose, elderberry, linden, calendula, camomile, lemon balm and red clover. For irritated or rough feet use emollient herbs such as comfrey leaf, chickweed, plantain, borage and mallow.

Use half a cup of dry herbs or one cup of fresh herbs. Place the herbs in a pot and pour boiling water over them. Cover tightly and steep for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid into the tub and then add enough warm water to cover your feet. Add a tablespoon of honey or whole milk for extra softening. Soak your feet for 10 minutes and then pat dry.

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