A Little Pampering Goes a Long Way . . .

Ooooh, I’ve been standing on my feet for hours and OUCH! It’s time for a little TLC for my poor, achin’ little tootsies.  

Should I sashay in to the local spa for a foot massage and pedicure? Get real! That’s not in the budget, Baby Doll.

So what’s a Frugalista to do? Make her own relaxing foot bath and soak away those aches and pains, that’s what!

All you need is a little of this and a bit of that — stuff I’ll bet you’ve got in the house and garden already — and voila! Your own private mini-spa for just a few pennies.

Sound good? Let’s get to it. Here’s how to make your own special foot soak:

• You’ll need a basin of hot water big enough to immerse your feet in.

• Mix in 1/4 cup of Epsom salts. It helps your body detoxify naturally. (You can get a BIG box of this stuff for just a couple of bucks at Walmart, Walgreen’s, Target, or check your local grocery store.)

• Now add a couple of green tea bags.

•Toss in 4 or 5 rosemary or lavender sprigs. Rosemary is invigorating. Lavender is relaxing. Or try adding 10 or 12 mint leaves. Yum!  

• Stir until the Epsom salts are dissolved, the tea begins to steep, and you can smell the herbal fragrance. Let the water cool just a bit.

Turn on some soothing music, grab your favorite book or magazine, a glass of wine (or whatever beverage you want), settle into a comfy chair, and ease your tired feet into this warm, fragrant footbath. For 15 minutes, just relax and enjoy a little “Me Time.” Aaaaaahhhhh. . . now, don’t you feel better?

And, Darlin’, you don’t need to feel one teensy bit guilty either. After all, your mini-spa moment cost less, lots less, than a buck. You’re worth a buck, aren’t you? Well, of course you are! 

What are you waiting for? Get busy and mix up a relaxing foot soak right now!

© 2011 – The Famous Frugalista 

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