Purifying Lemon Ginger Foot Soak

Purifying Lemon Ginger Foot Soak

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Get your feet feeling good with this soak. This recipe is quick to make anytime your feet need some TLC.

1 gallon very warm water

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup sea salt

2 tablespoons ground ginger

Fill a small basin with enough water to completely cover your feet up to your ankles. Make sure the water is hot enough to stay warm for the duration of your soak, but not too hot that it burns your feet. Add the lemon juice, sea salt and ground ginger to the water and stir. Slowly put both feet into the basin. Relax and soak your feet for 10 to 20 minutes.

(Courtesy of Annie Price, founder of the blog AllNaturalAnnie.com)

Reviewed on November 27, 2012

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Herbal Vinegar Infusion

This slightly medicinal-scented herbal rinse helps to relieve an itchy scalp, remove flakes, and restore your hair’s pH balance. Try to use this blend daily until itching and flaking stops. Follow with a natural, leave-in conditioner or detangler if necessary.

2 cups distilled water

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, raw or processed

2 tablespoons rosemary

2 tablespoons sage

1 tablespoon nettle

10 drops tea tree or rosemary (chemotype verbenon) essential oil

Recommended for: all hair types except very dry

Use: daily or as needed

Follow with: natural leave-in conditioner

Prep time: approximately 2 hours

Blending tools: strainer, spoon

Store in: plastic squeeze bottle

Yield: approximately 2.5 cups

In a small saucepan, bring the water and vinegar to just shy of boiling. Remove from heat. Add the herbs, cover, and steep for about 2 hours.

Strain, add the essential oil, stir to blend, and pour into a storage container.

No refrigeration is required if used within 2 weeks, or refrigerate for 4 weeks, then discard.

Application tips: Shampoo and condition hair or, if not shampooing, wet hair, condition, rinse, and squeeze out excess water. Shake the bottle vigorously to blend and apply approximately 1/4 cup to wet scalp and gently massage for 2 or 3 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Note: This rinse may stain light-colored towels.

(Excerpted from Organic Body Care Recipes © by Stephanie Tourles. Used with permission from Storey Publishing.)

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