I hate feet 👣………. I had to complete an ankle and foot examination in my last university OSCE and this semester we have a podiatry session on diabetic foot care 😕
I hate feet, but especially my feet! 👣 I would never dream of going to bed without cleansing, toning or moisturising my face, but I tend to neglect the rest of me: I rarely remember to use body lotion and the last time I painted my toenails was July!🙈
After months of being ignored, my feet got a long-overdue treat yesterday in the form of a botanical foot spa tablet, made by Nourish Bay
With a huge range of spa tablets to choose from: Berry (strawberry, blueberry), to Citrus (grapefruit, mandarin, lime) to Spice (nutmeg, clove, ginger) you can match the formulation to your mood/time of year/special hand or feet requirements, e.g. Coconut Oil to soothe and moisturise. I decided to try the Dandelion, Nettle and Basil tablet 🌿based on the properties listed on Nourish Bay’s Etsy shop
Dandelion: Full of nutrients – vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, protein and B-complex vitamins. Maintains healthy skin.
Nettle: rich in Vitamin A, C, D and K, contains vitamin B and amino acids. It is also rich in Vitamin B. Helps with dry itchy skin, stings and small cuts.
Basil: has an it inflammatory and anti bacterial properties, rich in vitamins magnesium, vitamin K, copper, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, folate, iron and omega-3 fatty acid. Helps with small cuts and bites.
And because I love herbal smells! 👃🌱
So I filled my bowl of hot water and dropped a tablet in…..
You get the full hit of the rich herbal smell as the tablet fizzes about the bowl
The creaminess dissipates quickly but the smell lingers on 👃
I kept my feet submerged until the water started to go cold and afterwards my feet felt cleansed, refreshed and grateful! 💃 I slathered them in Daisy and Mallow’s Salve when dry for a little extra moisture.
Ingredients: dandelion, nettle, basil, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, epsom salt, grape seed oil, essential oil, SLSA
From what I’ve read SLSA is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, a safer alternative to the hated Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It doesn’t cause skin irritation, so although the name looks very similar, they have different effects and different safety profiles. I couldn’t find any journal articles on it, apart from one which related to immune enhancement in chickens! 🐓
I will definitely be investing in more spa tablets as I start to up my training for the Great North Run again (not looking forward to the blisters and rough skin!) 🏃and I wish I’d had some last summer when I was standing all day, every day dispensing medi-boxes with sore feet and throbbing thumbs/clawed hands from continually popping pills out of their packaging! 💊 I guess it never occurred to me that I could treat my hands and feet without having access to a bath 🛀
For Nourish Bay’s Etsy shop click here
They also do wax melts for oil burners in a variety of scents 💆I’ve got a coffee one which I’m saving for a study day! ☕
Also: Nourish Bay are hosting Valentine GIVEAWAYS ON INSTAGRAM ❤….check out @nourishbay to find out more
Thanks for reading!