Disclosure: I received product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
With my previous pregnancy, I managed to escape the vicious claws of morning sickness, headaches and other common negative ailments associated with pregnancy.
Except for swollen feet.
Not being able to fit into any of your socks or shoes is embarrassing. Not being able to properly walk is even worse. Remember when your TV set couldn’t connect to a channel and it showed a black and white fuzzy screen with that annoying sound that made you click mute as quickly as possible? That’s what it felt like, but I couldn’t mute it. They were in a constant state of numbness.
Unfortunately, giving birth didn’t solve my swollen feet issues. It only exacerbated the problem. My swollen feet were now swollen calves, and I went from being numb to being in pain whenever I applied pressure. This was likely due to all of the IV fluids pumping through my body. My feet and legs returned to normal around a week later, but it left lingering fear with my current pregnancy…seven years later.
When I came across Anna Naturals‘ Shrink My Feet Herbal Salt Soak and Massage Oil, I knew that I had to try them out and hope for the best. My feet were depending on it after all!
Anna Naturals has an array of products dedicated to pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding – including those that relieve pesky ailments like stretch marks, morning sickness and swollen feet. They kindly sent their Shrink My Feet Herbal Salt Soak and Massage Oil for me to try.
Anna Naturals Shrink My Feet Herbal Salt Soak is a perfect blend of epsom and dead sea salts, lavender and rose, plus essential oils. All designed to reduce swelling and pain that’s notorious to pop up during pregnancy.
Even at 22 weeks, I was already noticing slight swelling, and I wanted it G-O-N-E. I was not about to suffer like I did with my first pregnancy.
As noted in the directions, I drew up a warm bath (just deep enough to fully submerge my feet) and waited for the epsom salt to completely dissolve. I then sat on the edge of my tub and dipped my feet into the water for approximately 15-20 minutes. Due to the heavenly aroma of rose and lavender, I could’ve stayed in there much longer! I was pampering myself without intentionally doing so. Momma just wanted her normal feet back!
After my luxurious herbal salt soak, I made sure to give myself a massage using Anna Naturals Shrink My Feet Massage Oil. The jojoba oil infused with essential oils help relieve swollen feet, letting you stay in your favorite shoes throughout your pregnancy! While I’m able to reach my feet no problem at 22 weeks, I’ll need Dennis’ help with massaging my feet and legs later on in my pregnancy. It’s for a good cause, right? 😉
You can purchase the Shrink My Feet Herbal Salt Soak for $11 (8oz) or $16 (16oz), and the Shrink My Feet Massage Oil for $9 (2oz), $16 (4oz) or $24 (8oz) via Anna Naturals’ website.