Nourish Bay’s Dandelion, Basil and Nettle Feet Treats

I hate feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ. Iย hadย to complete an ankle and foot examination in my last university OSCE and this semester we have a podiatry session on diabetic foot care ๐Ÿ˜•

I hate feet, but especially my feet! ๐Ÿ‘ฃ 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 toย use body lotion and the last time I painted my toenails was July!๐Ÿ™ˆ

After months of being ignored, my feet got a long-overdue treat yesterday in the form of a botanical foot spa tablet, made byย 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 ๐ŸŒฟbased on the properties listed onย Nourish Bayโ€™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! ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐ŸŒฑ

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 ๐Ÿ‘ƒ

I kept my feet submerged until the water started to go cold and afterwards my feet felt cleansed, refreshed and grateful! ๐Ÿ’ƒ I slathered them inย Daisy and Mallowโ€™s Salveย 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 Iโ€™veย readย SLSA is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, a safer alternative to the hated Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It doesnโ€™t cause skin irritation, so although the name looks very similar, they have different effects and different safety profiles. I couldnโ€™t find any journal articles on it, apart from one which related to immune enhancement in chickens! ๐Ÿ“

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!) ๐Ÿƒand I wish Iโ€™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! ๐Ÿ’Š I guess it never occurred to me that I could treat my hands and feet without having access to a bath ๐Ÿ›€

For Nourish Bayโ€™s Etsy shop clickย here

They also do wax melts for oil burners in a variety of scents ๐Ÿ’†I’ve got a coffee one which I’m saving for a study day! โ˜•
Also: Nourish Bay are hosting Valentine GIVEAWAYS ON INSTAGRAM โคโ€ฆ.check out @nourishbay to find out more

Thanks for reading!


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