Time for a refreshing foot bath, which also works wonderfully for feet that have been tortured inside our boots, while out harvesting the autumn harvest. This foot bath is so refreshing, as well as wound-healing for those times your shoes have left your feet red and throbbing. This foot bath uses various natural ingredients with superpowers. Thyme has soothing and wound-healing properties. Peppermint is not only antibacterial and antiviral, but also anti-inflammatory, strongly analgesic, and cooling. It also stimulates the blood flow and is detoxifying. Ginger stimulates blood circulation.


  • 12 cups water
  • handful of fresh thyme leaves
  • handful of fresh peppermint leaves
  • small piece of ginger (approximately 1-inch),
  • peeled and chopped


Bring the water to the boil in a large pan. Add the herbs and ginger, and simmer for a few minutes. Take off the heat and leave to infuse for two hours.

Strain the liquid into a foot bath or foot-sized bowl, then soak your feet for a blissful 20 minutes, while sitting down in a comfy chair (this is important). After the time is up, gently dry your feet and apply a light cream. Now, feet up!

As featured in the Autumn 2017 edition of Beekman 1802 Almanac. For more check out All Natural Beauty: Organic & Homemade Beauty Products by Karin Berndl and Nici Hoffer.

by Josh and Brent

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Tamara Walsh

I like the piece of ginger you have there. It looks like a 3-clawed lobster!