Harvesting Early Herbs for the Soles
By David Suzuki Foundation on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM
One of the first herbs to come up in our balcony garden was mint. One of my favorite "green" spa recipes for this easy to grow herb is a lovely foot bath. Here's what to do:
- Pick a handful of fresh mint leaves (any type will do like spearmint or peppermint)
- Cut 5 – 6 springs of fresh rosemary (fresh from the store will do)
- In a saucepan on the stove heat one cup (250 ml) of milk on low heat, add herbs
- After 15 minutes, pour mixture into a big bowl (enough to soak your feet)
- Top bowl up with cool water until you have the temperature you want
- Finally add 6 drops of peppermint essential oil, stir and insert tired feet!
Ingredient low down:
Milk — soothes itchy and dry skin
Peppermint herb and oil — antibacterial, antiseptic helping control the spread of bacteria on the skin's surface. Very refreshing and invigorating.
Rosemary herb — antibacterial and invigorating
— Suzuki's Queen of Green, Lindsay Coulter
See more recipes at queenofgreen.ca