Foot Fetish

October 13, 2009

I—like most busy women I know—don’t have nearly enough time to pamper myself. Instead of a luxurious bath it’s usually a quick shower or a tub filled for two (with my daughter, not my husband) where the accessories are toys, not romantic candles.  Still I take what relaxation I can get and look forward to finding new products that can help transform me from frantic to serene in mere minutes. So when I discovered the bliss that comes with using the For Feet’s Sake range by Aromafloria, I was in true heaven.

I can’t even properly describe how much I adore the Double Action Spa Foot Scrub. The soft sweet mint scent hits me immediately and I happily breathe it in. It’s not overpoweringly minty, but just perfectly fragranced with organic spearmint and peppermint oils accented by organic rosemary and eucalyptus. The super thick formula gets its buffing action from organic sugar and fruit acids. So it’s naturally gentle but still tough enough to really help scrub away calluses. Treat yourself to a mini foot massage in the shower by rubbing it onto your feet for two minutes before rinsing. It’s invigorating, softening and just plain pampering. I actually think it’s a little insane to love a scrub so much.

While I easily make time for a quick two-minute foot scrub, a decadent foot soak is definitely more rare. But with the Perfectly Soft Spa Foot Soak, I’m inclined to find a way.  Housed in a pretty clear jar that’s perfect for display, the little white crystals dissolve dry, rough skin, stimulate circulation and rejuvenate aching feet. Just place a handful into a large bowl of water (hot to soften and cool to reduce swelling) and soak your tired feet for 10 minutes. The aromatherapeutic organic essential oil combination of rosemary, peppermint, spearmint and eucalyptus is both calming and invigorating.

Finally there’s the multi-purpose Refreshing Spa Foot & Leg Mist. Sure the cooling formula is great to spray directly on your feet and legs to help revive, deodorize and soothe. But it also banishes odor when sprayed directly into shoes. Just a few squirts helped rid my son’s sneakers of the nose-wrinkling aroma wafting from them. And when sprayed on the body, the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial organic ingredients leave your skin feeling completely refreshed.