My feet were very tired and sore last night, as my husband was actually home (YAY)!!! I love having him home, but he always likes to keep me on my toes… not much sitting at the computer for this girl yesterday! I thought that it would be a perfect opportunity to try this Tea Tree Mint Therapeutic Foot Soak by Olivine Health out, and I was right.
I’m not usually one who takes the time to soak my feet, but I saw this product and it intrigued me. I was able to get this product at a deeply discounted price in exchange for my own unbiased opinion. I love using essential oils and I noticed that this product uses tea tree and mixed mint essential oils. I like that it’s all natural, it’s not always easy to find naturally made health and beauty products without making them yourself. This soak also uses Epsom Salt, MSM, Dead Sea Salt and Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Crystals. To aid in the skin softening process they use Neem Oil, Omegas 6 & 9 and Vitamin E. All of these combined make for a truly wonderful experience. Also because of the salts and essential oils used, this soak is great for defending against foot odor, athlete’s foot, and other common foot and skin irritations and is wonderful for dry achy foot.
I used 2 tablespoons of the foot soak per package directions. It actually says 2-3 tablespoons, but I went with 2 since it was my first time. I stirred it up in the foot bath using a spoon to activate the essential oils and dissolve the salt… again per package directions. I soaked my feet for about 15 minutes ( I could have gone longer but the water got cold) and when I pulled my feet out they were nice and soft and smelled so good! The bottoms of my big toes are really rough, and my heals are very dry and cracked. When I was finished my feet were nice and soft, and I was easily able to scrape the dead skin off while I gave myself a little mini pedicure… mommy needs to treat herself too sometimes!
I will say that if you are sensitive to menthol then I’m not sure that this would be the right product for you. Once I sat down to put my foot in the water the mint smell was VERY strong, but it didn’t bother me once I sat back, I actually rather enjoyed it. Once I took my foot out and dried them off they had that “cold” feeling from the menthol for close to an hour afterward. It bothered me a little bit at first, but once I started walking around, I realized that my feet didn’t hurt at all and they actually felt really nice and it didn’t bother me anymore.
I was a little let down that when I opened the bag the seal broke, so I can’t reseal the bag anymore. I wasn’t terribly concerned about it though, because that happens all the time, and I have plenty of resealable bags. I just placed it into a quart size resealable bag so that I didn’t have to worry about it losing any potency from it being open.