Aahhh…I just did a tea tree oil foot soak this evening for my tired, dry feet in need of pampering now that it’s sandal weather! There are so many tea tree uses one of my favorites is for reviving the skin on my feet.
Soothing and Exfoliating Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak
This was such a great foot soak to do at the end of a hot day. My feet get swollen when it’s hot out due to my lymphedema, mostly in my right leg. It feels like it’s throbbing and feels very tight due to the excess fluid. The oils in this soak helped cool off my feet and get the circulation going.
My lymphedema began when I was 13 and I was required to wear some ugly tan knee-high stockings during the day. At the time it didn’t bother me – perhaps the kids I went to school with were really cool and didn’t make a big deal about my fashion choice!
It wasn’t really a huge problem until I got pregnant for the second time. For some reason, this baby sat so low on my uterus he must have squeezed the wrong part and my legs swelled up like you wouldn’t believe. I couldn’t find any shoes that fit and thought I would be forced to wear Crocs the entire pregnancy. My mom went shoe shopping with me (not an easy feat) and we finally found some Keen Sandals that fit really well and were very comfortable.
I really wish I had this foot soak at the time. These days I am working so hard to get my lymphedema under control after years of ignoring my own needs to take care of my kids! It’s typical, isn’t it?!
- 4 Pears
- ¼ Cup almonds, sliced
- ¼ Cup blueberries
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- Honey to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Wash the pears and cut their upper part.
- Core the pears using a knife.
- Take the pears to the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
- Mix the inside of the pears with the almonds, honey, and sugar.
- Fill the pears with the mix and take to the oven for 5 more minutes. Top with some blueberries and more almonds.
- Serve and enjoy.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) is such a great oil for rejuvenating skin. Read my recent blog post about Tea Tree Oil Relievers!
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