Friday, January 06, 2006

Simple, natural remedies for cold feet (natural health remedies)

Cold feet??? Here are a few simple but effective remedies to warm cold winter feet.

Wear hiking socks:

Hiking socks are made in different weights (including heavy-weight). They can be a bit pricey (compared to regular socks) but they sure keep my feet warm (when I'm inside or when I'm hiking!). You can buy them in any hiking/camping/sports stores like EMS or LL Bean. Also, I found some in Costco once!

Wear a hat:

Not kidding :). The body's priority is to keep the head/brain warm, so if you cover you head and keep it warm, your body can utilize its resources for other parts of the body.

Drink hot liquids:
I like drinking ginger tea to ward off the chill; ginger helps improve circulation. I usually make lemon and ginger tea (which is also great at warding colds). If you find this combo too strong tasting, you can add a spoonful of honey to it.

Try an aromatherapy foot bath:
Add 2-4 drops of your favorite essential oil to small tub filled with very warm or hot (but not boiling) water. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes, preferable while sipping tea! Good essential oils to try are ginger, peppermint, cypress, and rosemary.

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