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13 Excellent Home Remedies For Tired Feet To Get Your Energy Levels Up

You really can’t do without your hands and legs can you? Literally every single activity is accomplished through the use of your hands and feet, which is why it is totally natural for them to get tired. Today, we are discussing the home remedies for tired feet, which can give you much needed relief and get you up and running and restore your energy levels to take on life with more vitality.

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You might wonder whether tired feet are an actual thing. If you have ever had the balls of your feet ache, or felt pressure and pain in places like the toes, ankles and soles, then you have experienced tired feet. This can be the result of a number of things including standing too long, walking or running, exposure to extreme temperatures, wearing uncomfortable shoes, direct injury or just stress and strain in general.

More serious issues like diabetes, ingrown nails, obesity, nutrient deficiency, spondylitis, arthritis and fractures might also be the reason you develop pain in your feet, which can leave them susceptible to getting tired easily.

Suggested read: 10 Easy Home Remedies For Foot Care For Healthy, Happy Feet

If you are tired of not being able to stay active for long hours because of your feet, then worry not because we have compiled some of the best tips, tricks, DIY solutions and natural home remedies for tired feet. These are super easy to use, completely natural and proven to be restorative in terms of energy level and vitality.

1. Essential oils  

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Essential oils like eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, clove oil and lavender oil can be used to make one of the best and most soothing remedies for tired feet. All these have healing and anti-inflammatory properties, which restores health and energy to your feet when you are feeling particular exhausted.

Mix a couple of drop of each of the above mentioned oils in a bath of hot water and soak your feet in it for half an hour for the best effect.

2. Hot and cold water bath

Take two tumblers and fill one with hot water and the other one with cold water. Dip your feet alternatively in the hot water and then the cold water and repeat the process 5 to 6 times till the temperature of the waters come back to room temperature.

The hot water soothes your tired feet by promoting increased blood flow while the cold water makes your inflammation, redness and soreness go away.

3. Pumpkin foot scrub

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Pumpkin is a soothing and healing natural ingredient which allows your feet to breath, and scrub made with pumpkin also removes the top layer of dead skin cells, which might be increasing your tiredness.

To make the scrub, use half a cup of cooked pumpkin puree, with half a cup of brown sugar and mix it with a tablespoon of coffee grounds, lemon juice and almond oil. This is a wonderful foot scrub which will restore energy to your feet immediately and make them look pretty.

4. Epsom salt

Epsom salt is one of the most sought after home remedies for when you have tired feet. It soaks the tiredness right out of your system, and since your feet bears your weight all the time, every day, an occasional Epsom salt bath is the perfect solution for keeping them hydrated and energized.

Simply mix half a cup of Epsom salt in a tub of warm water and soak your feet in it till the water returns to room temperature.

5. Vinegar

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Tired feet are often swollen and red because of the strain they have to endure at all times. Vinegar is one of the best natural anti-inflammatory compounds that is easily available. It is best if you use simple white vinegar, which can cool your feet down and act as a firming agent as well.

Add two to three tablespoons of vinegar to a warm water bath and soak your feet in it for at least half an hour. If you want an even more potent solution for your tired feet then you can add a tablespoon of Epsom salt to the water as well.

6. Ice

Ice is another soothing home remedy for tired and swollen feet. The feet have some of the major nerve endings of the body, therefore tired feet can make your entire body feel tired. You can use ice to give relief to these nerve endings, as the ice helps numb your feet, and the coldness from the ice also helps in reducing any inflammation that might occur.

When using ice, make sure that you don’t apply it to your feet for more than 10 minutes, as it could start damaging your cells after that. You should also wrap it in a towel or ice pack in order to avoid direct contact with your feet.

Suggested read: 11 Essential Home Remedies For Soft, Beautiful Feet

7. Peppermint tea

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Herbal teas like peppermint tea are also an excellent remedy for when you need to restore energy and strength to your tired feet. The freshness of the peppermint reduces inflammation while the tannins in the tea make your feet firm and energized. Together, they can heal most of the symptoms of tired feet.

You can brew peppermint tea by boiling a handful of peppermint leaves in water. You can also add peppermint oil to hot water and add this to a larger container of warm water and soak your feet in it for some time, till you feel completely relaxed.

8. Honey-orange scrub

Using natural and fresh ingredients on your feet can make you feel physically and mentally better, and leave you relaxed and well-rested. Even though there are a number of foot scrubs you can check out for tired feet, the best one according to popular opinion is the honey and orange scrub, which is both healing and energizing and immensely refreshing in nature.

To make this scrub, mix a tablespoon of honey with the juice of one orange, orange zest and a tablespoon of milk. Use a pumice stone to scrub your feet.

9. Yoga

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If you want to eliminate the problem of tired feet from your life entirely and not merely on a temporary basis, then start practicing yoga. This heals your condition on a deep biological level, which can give relief to your feet after one session.

10. Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper contains compounds which are widely used for all kind of pain relief treatments, and it also helps your tired feet regain its lost energy and vitality. It contains a compound called capsaicin, which is known for its excellent natural anti-inflammatory properties.

Brush the inside of your sock with cayenne pepper and wear them to bed, so that it can take effect throughout the night. You can also soak your feet in a bucket of water to which you have added a couple of tablespoon of cayenne pepper.

11. Clove oil


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Clove oil, when massaged on your foot, increases the blood flow in the area, taking away most of the pressure which is making your feet feel tired every day. It is also a natural and non-intrusive muscle relaxant and pain-killer, which is ideal for when you need your feet to relax.

You can massage raw clove oil on your feet, especially the joints and the ankle area. you can also add clove oil to a warm water bath and soak your feet in it for as long as you feel like, to feel relief.

12. Dry brushing

Dry brushing is a method where you use a soft bristled body brush as a massaging tool to massage a part of your body to increase blood flow. When you use the body brush on the soles of your feet, the blood circulation increases manifold, and your muscles loosen and become relaxed, thereby relieving you of the tiredness.

Suggested read: 11 Fail-Safe Home Remedies For Stinky Shoes (And Also Stinky Feet)

13. Rosemary

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Another wonderful herbal remedy for tired feet includes the use of rosemary twigs, which contain a number of potent healing properties. Rosemary is easily available, and is not only good for flavoring your food, but also for curing your tired feet problem.

To make the best rosemary scrub, combine two sprigs of rosemary with a tablespoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of Epsom salt and two lemons that have been sliced and add that to warm water and soak your feet in it, to feel immediate relief wash over you.

The next time you feel like you can’t stand on your feet because of how tired they feel, don’t rush to the nearest spa and spend a bunch of money just to complain about your tired feet before the next week is out. These simple and easy home remedies for tired feet can get rid of your condition on a more long-term basis, with minimal effort on your part!

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13 Excellent Home Remedies For Tired Feet To Boost Energy
Too exhausted to stand on your feet and too broke to go to a spa? Forget all your worries because these are some of the best home remedies for tired feet!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.