Cold feet are no fun; they make you uncomfortable during the day, and sleepless at night. For a quick, simple remedy, try this DIY mask containing a rich blend of spices. Being circulation boosters and mild stimulants, these spices increase the blood flow and generate warmth in the body. Banish chills and numbness by combining them with skin-soothing ingredients such as oatmeal and honey, and enjoy the invigorating essence of orange.


  • 1/2 cup whole oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 tbsps warm water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 4 drops sweet orange essential oil


  • Blend the whole oats in a food processor till it is a meal-like consistency.
  • In a bowl, place the oats and add the spices, olive oil, honey, grated ginger and sweet orange essential oil. Make a thick paste out of this with some warm water.
  • Apply the paste to your feet for 15 minutes, and wrap them up with a warm washcloth so your skin absorbs the spices and oils in the mask.
  • Wash off gently with lukewarm water, and pat dry.

Warm and comforting, this mask will help you sleep like a baby.

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Simona is a journalist who has worked with several leading publications in India over the last 17 years, writing on lifestyle topics and the arts, besides interviewing celebrities. She made the switch to public relations and headed the division as PR Manager at ITC Hotels’ flagship property, the ITC Grand Chola, but has since returned to her first love, journalism. Now she writes on food, which she is sincerely passionate about and wellness, which she finds fascinating and full of surprises. When she isn’t writing, she is busy playing the role of co-founder and communications director of The Bicycle Project, a six-year-old charity initiative that empowers tribal children in rural areas, while addressing the issue of urban waste.