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After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.   John 13:5

Jesus was not too proud to be a servant as well as a leader. The washing of his disciples' feet served as a spiritual cleansing, as well. Next time you are upset about what someone may asked you to do or something that you have to do, consider the following:

Are you willing to follow Christ's example of serving? Whom can you serve today?  Further scripture suggests that there is a special blessing for those who not only agree that humble service is Christ's way, but who also follow through and do it.  These are points you can ponder as you soak your feet in the following recipe.  Or better still, make up the blend and treat someone else to a delightful foot soak!*

Fabulous Feet

Mix the following ingredients in a foot basin:

2 cups of Epsom salt

1 cup Dead Sea Salt

1 Tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of Peppermint Oil

1/4 cup plain oatmeal (non-instant)

Approximately four gallons of warm to hot water

Soak until water turns cold, then using a pumice stone, buff all the rough areas of feet.  Rinse feet in cold water and dry throroughly.  Generously apply petroleum jelly to the feet and slip into thick socks (don't try to walk around until you put on the socks - petroleum jelly will make your feet very slippery).  Keep socks on overnight for best results. Repeat this foot soak throughout the year as needed for soft feet!

*Please note: Essential oils are very powerful.  If you are pregnant or have a major medical condition, then please check with your doctor before using this recipe. Quick Works Wellness is not responsible for the results.

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This page was last updated: May 12, 2010