Peppermint, Tea Tree Oil, and Sea Salt Foot Scrub


I’m approaching this year’s collection of posts as an anthology of short, complimentary essays. After May’s over-sharing and June’s over-philosophizing I’ve been trying to come up with a suitable post for July. A post that will strike the right balance and add a little light heartiness into the mix. A post that will result in David Foster Wallace rather than Stephanie Meyer in the I Write Like writing analyzer.


Yeah, I got nothing.

Here are some topics I thought about writing more about but didn’t:

  • Spirulina. My love affair with Spirulina is only rivaled by a recent dalliance with fennel.  I can talk about Spriluna for hours. (I can’t disclose more about my fennel habit because I cook it with a baby food steamer. My friends gave me the steamer for my birthday on the condition that I would hide it when dates came over)
  • Hiking. Getting lost on a 17 mile hike to Mt. Wilson Observatory gave me a lot of time to think but I refuse think of hiking as a metaphor for my life. Unfortunately I just spent 9 months writing a script that uses hiking a metaphor for life. Sigh.
  • Boredom. After the last post I had about 10 days where nothing blog-worthy happened. I was worried that nothing would ever happened again. Then lots of stuff happened and now I’m worried how I’m going to handle it all . This ever happen to you? Thought so.
  • Tea Tree Oil. This stuff cleared a month long runny nose and sinus infection right up. Just dab a little on a Q-tip and swab the inside of your nose.  I have nothing witty to add.
  • Dating. Is weird that I took a first date to help me give a shot to my friend’s diabetic cat? Don’t answer that.
  • The news. I recently started following the news after a self imposed hiatus. I was feeling uniformed. Now I am slightly more informed. I regret this decision.

I chose not to write about these topics not because I didn’t want to share but because I thought these stories sound better in-person, face to face. I’m old-fashioned like that.  Let’s meet up and talk. I want to hear your stories too.  If you are reading this you probably know me and if you don’t then introduce yourself. Send me an email, text, Tweet, Instagram, Facebook message. This is 2013 and there is no excuse not to stay in touch. Except for Snapchat. I don’t do Snapchat.

Peppermint, Tea Tree Oil, and Sea Salt Foot Scrub

  • ¼ cup Sea Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • A few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • A few drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil

This is a single serving recipe but to get the full effect the treatment has a few steps.

Mix together the olive oil and essential oils together. Take some of the oil mixture and set this aside in a bowl. Add honey and salt. Take a little of the oil and honey mixture off the top and set that aside in a bowl.  Now you will have 3 mixtures: all the ingredients, the oils and the honey, and just the oils.

Scrub the bottom of your feet with salt mixture. Rinse.  Take oil and honey mixture and massage your feet. Rinse and pat dry. Rub the oil mixture into your feet and put on a pair of comfy socks to let the oil sink in.

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