My feet are tired at the end of a long day of walking around. Heaven forbid I’m wearing heels! But that’s not the only time I could use a foot soak…like in the summer when all I wear are sandals and flip-flops?! I mean, I don’t have the funds to be getting a pedi every week! Especially when ‘I can totally make it for less’! Who’s with me? So…do what I do and make the DIY Foot Soak below!
A foot soak is great for relaxing your muscles and helping with the overall relief of your aches and pains. And even if your feet aren’t sore, maybe they are rough from the constant sandal-wearing in the warmer months…a great foot soak is going to help hydrate the skin on your feet.
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Do Your Foot Soak Right
It’s advised to use lukewarm water when you soak your feet, as hot water can actually dry out your skin. If you have dry, rough feet, try adding some vinegar and/or Listerine to the water before dissolving your DIY foot soak in it. This is said to help soften the skin even more. You can follow-up your soak with a pumice stone scrub to get the softened, excess skin off.
The epsom salt in the foot soak will also help draw out toxins from your body. So soak those ‘tootsies’ for at least 15-20 minutes….
DIY Foot Soak
- ½ cup sea salt
- 1 cup epsom salt
- ½ cup baking soda
- 5-8 drops of an essential oil (of your choosing)
- 2 drops of food coloring (optional)
+Something to store it in
*Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then add the essential oil and food coloring
*Stir while also chopping up the food coloring bits
Store it in a jar or plastic container.
REMEMBER – not all essential oils are created equal, so make sure you are getting purely distilled, certified therapeutic-grade oils like these.
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And viola! DIY Foot Soak. It only takes a couple minutes to make it, so just whip up a batch as needed and refill your container!
Comment below to let me know your thoughts! Do your feet feel better?
Until next time,
P.S. – Check out my other spa-like DIY that also includes epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oils!