Monday, July 13, 2009

5 Homemade Foot Soak Ideas


Who doesn’t enjoy a nice, soothing foot soak? Ahhhhhh…A foot soak and a massage are two things we are crazy about but hardly have the time...

Recipe Directions:

Unless otherwise noted, mix together all ingredients thoroughly then store in an airtight container.

  • Use 2 to 3 tablespoons per gallon of water used in soak.

Water temperature is at personal preference, but I find the hottest water my feet will comfortably tolerate gives the most relief and comfort.

Recipe #1

1 part Epsom salts
1 part Baking soda
drops of choice essential oils (optional)

Chamomile Tea Foot Soak – Recipe #2

4 bags chamomile tea
1/8 cup dried parsley
4 drops essential oil of choice

  • Steep ingredients in 1 gallon of hot water for 10 minutes before soaking feet.

Recipe #3

2 cups Kosher salt
1 cup Epsom salts
drops essential oil of choice (optional)

Recipe #4

1 1/4 cups Epsom salts
1 1/4 cups Kosher salt
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch

Recipe #5

1 cup lemon juice
3 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup milk

  • Mix together well in a small bowl then add to 1 gallon of water and soak feet
Tips:

Single Ingredient Ideas:

  • 1 cup honey per gallon of water
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts per gallon of water
  • 2 cups brewed coffee per gallon of water

Essential Oil Ideas: peppermint, lavender, lemon, orange, eucalyptus, mint

You can also add marbles to the bottom of the basin to rub your feet over while soaking, quite soothing!

When your garden is in full bloom, add as many flower petals as you like to your favorite recipe for a special, pampered experience.

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