Happy Feet: Treats to Perk Up Tired Tootsies

If your feet are looking frightful from running around in flip-flops or sandals (or, if you’re like us, they’re a fright because you prefer to go without shoes whenever possible), fear not—we’ve got some treats to keep your feet looking fab.

Dr. Hauschka Sage BathSoak. Dr. Hauschka’s Organic Sage Bath is great for bathing, but it also can work wonders as a footbath. Sage essential oil’s natural antibacterial and antifungal qualities make it great for healing cracked skin on your feet and discourages fungal infections (like athlete’s foot, yuck!).

Scrub. We recommend some foot exfoliation after a good soak—try Rain Africa’s Terracotta Foot Scrubber. It’s pretty any useful for removing dry, calloused skin from your feet.

Moisturize. Once your feet are soothed and scrubbed, slap on something to lock in the moisture. Try Weleda Foot Balm, a cooling, easily-absorbed balm with myrrh and biodynamic calendula to soften callouses and strengthen the skin—which means less blisters on your feet!

Pamper. You really can’t over-moisturize your feet, so make it a habit to rub something soothing onto them at the end of every day. We recommend Saaf Organic Foot Softening Balm. The ultimate hydration treat for feet, it’s enriched with cocoa butter, beeswax, olive oil, and vitamin E to help SaafOrganicFootSofteningBalm_LRGsoothe and revitalize rough, dry, chapped feet overnight—plus, it provides a protective barrier to help prevent future dryness.

-Aleigh Acerni



  1. Caroline
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    I love Weleda products, but haven’t tried the foot balm yet! It sounds really luxurious…I think that will be in one of my next purchases =)

  2. mineola
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I’m glad you point out this balm is fast-absorbing- that seems to be a problem with so many foot balms!

  3. mineola
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    How would you characterize the scent of Dr. Hauschka’s Organic Sage Bath? (I’ve never smelled it).

  4. mineola
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    I love the brand story of Rain Africa, so poetic & inspirational- Their website is also fabulous- very tempting line! And one you can feel fantastic about using.

  5. mineola
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    It’s amazing sometimes I can’t get to sleep comfortably without applying a foot balm or cream of some sort, it’s just a very relaxing sense in the evening before bed. I don’t always need to do but somehow once in awhile if I don’t when I need to, it will keep me awake until I realize what’s going on! 😀

    Saaf Organic Foot Softening Balm

  6. melissa mc
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    for me the Weleda foot balm would be a great product to try especially at this time of year when callouses are at their worst….

  7. Lorraine
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Walking around barefoot has really done a job on my heels. Thank you for all the information. I will moisturize my feet more regularly. I never knew that about sage being antibacterial and anti fungal. Learn something new every day 🙂

  8. Posted July 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    I would like, no NEED to do all the steps for my very dry heel!!! I like the Saaf Foot Balm for the “ultimate hydration”. If I can just remember to even put lotion on my poor heel 🙂

  9. Janice
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m hoping to try some of these products soon. My feet are SO dry all summer!

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