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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 04:55 PM
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What's a good soak for sore, tired feet?
Edited on Mon May-30-05 05:01 PM by skygazer
I worked my tail off this weekend (I run a liquor department - 'nuff said) and my feet are killing me. I want to soak them in some nice warm water but what can I put in it that would be soothing (and likely to find around the house)?

Any good suggestions would be very welcome.

Edited to add - I don't have any Epsom salts!! (but thanks anyway)
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 04:57 PM
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1. Epsom salts
Good for sore, tired muscles and aching feet.

:hi:
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 04:57 PM
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2. Epsom Salts are GREAT! n/t
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 04:57 PM
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3. Epsom salts are always good
try adding some peppermint tea .
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:01 PM
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4. 2 parts Epsoms Salt, I part Baking Soda
some Vitamin E oil ( a couple drops) and Dr Bronner's Peppermint Soap.

Used to line up five little kids on my couch and watch them totally vegge out with their feet in big soup pots.

For full personal immersion, omit the Vitamin E and Dr. Bronner's and add lots of Lavender oil.

And enjoy.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:02 PM
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5. Hot DAYUM. Stella I'm gonna give that a try this week!
:pals:
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:03 PM
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6. Dr Bronners
is great, but also terrifying
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:09 PM
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8. Dr. Bronner was a nut
but hr was a camp survivor. Do forgive him. He still made the best camping and genital soap known to man and inspired innumerable laughs in the shower. You've got to hand it to him for that.
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:16 PM
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12. Peppermint genital soap???!!!
:scared: I can't even use the peppermint stuff on my face, let alone more sensitive nether regions....
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 06:21 PM
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16. different things work for different folks
Edited on Mon May-30-05 06:22 PM by stellanoir
is all I can say.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:04 PM
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7. Well, crap
Looks like I'll have to send the hubby on a mission for some Epsom salts - they seem to be a key ingredient in all these suggestions. I do have some Peppermint tea somewhere, though...
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:09 PM
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9. You may want to look into new "work shoes".
I wear a Dansko support shoe.....I never have foot fatigue now.

A good foot massage sounds like your next ticket!

http://www.dansko.com/
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:15 PM
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11. You're right about the shoes
Our store just gave out free shoes for some safety prize bullshit and the ones I got just will not get comfy. I need to invest in some good ones.

And I'll definitely hit the hubby up for that foot massage! And maybe a full body massage - he does give a mean massage.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:29 PM
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15. I swear by Ryka comfort clogs.
I have them in five colors, in canvas and in corduroy.

They are amazing.

I get them at QVC.com for about $35.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 06:38 PM
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17. I know a lot of OR Nurses both
male and female who wear the Ryka! Another great choice.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 07:20 PM
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19. So THAT's why they come in white!
All things being equal, white would be my last choice.

Our dogs have a habit of standing on my feet.. :)
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 07:27 PM
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20. Yea, I found their occupational site.
Edited on Mon May-30-05 07:30 PM by liberalnurse
http://www.onlineshoes.com/synopsispage.asp?type=brand&...


I think......I don't wear them, so I'm not positive. They look comfortable....
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:11 PM
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10. Regular salt, baking soda and any old nice smelling crap
...you have around, be it old aftershave or those fancy oils. Good warm water, putcher dawgs in there, and say AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:26 PM
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13. Chilled vodka. Not just the feet, get in a hot tub, soak the whole body
and drink a frosty cold glass of vodka. If you don't drown, you'll feel much better.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 05:27 PM
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14. The best advice!

:toast:
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 06:42 PM
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18. My Mexican friend at work suggested rubbing lemon on my feet
When I told her how bad my feet hurt.

She said it refreshes them.
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