Foot Soaks to Soothe the Mind and Feet


Foot soaks have been around for centuries with the intent to soothe the mind, body and soul.  They can be made from many different items found in nature.  Some are designed to relieve aching feet; some help remedy unwanted odor and others are purely to encourage relaxation and a sense of well-being.  Below are a few foot soaks that you can easily make at home with many ingredients found in your cupboard.

 

Foot Soak for a Queen- the name says it all

Ingredients

  • 4 cups warm water
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup chamomile tea mix
  • ¼ cup rosemary leaves
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 Tbsp grape seed oil (or olive oil)

Directions

Pour all of the ingredients (except grape seed oil) into a bowl large enough to soak your feet. Soak your feet for up to 30 minutes.  After soaking, use a pumice stone to help remove dead skin cells from your heels.  Finish your foot soak for a queen by massaging grape seed oil into the skin.

An Orange Pick Me Up- a great mid-day soak

Ingredients

  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 cup Epsom salt or sea salt
  • Orange peels of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 whole orange
  • 5 drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions

Using a large bowl or basin, pour Epsom salt into warm water and mix. Sprinkle orange peel into water, along with orange juice and vanilla essence.  Soak for up to 20 minutes.  After soaking, pat dry your feet.  Apply Coconut oil to your feet and massage in thoroughly.

Foot Cooler- soothes tired, hot, stinky feet

Ingredients

  • 6 cups hot water
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cucumber seed oil or 1 cucumber sliced into disks
  • ¼ tsp mint, lemon or lime essence

Directions

Using a large bowl or basin, mix mint leaves and sea salt into hot water for 2 minutes. Add remainder ingredients into water.  Soak feet for 10 minutes.  Rinse off with cool clean water and pat dry the skin.  Apply your favorite foot moisturizer and massage in thoroughly.

Lavender Honey Soak- relax and unwind after a long day

Ingredients

  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 cup sea salt or Epsom Salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil or 1 cup dried lavender
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions

Using a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.  Make sure salt and honey fully dissolve.  Soak your feet for up to 30 minutes.  Take in slow deep breaths and take note of the fragrance you smell and the warmth on your feet as you unwind for the night.  After soaking, remove feet from bowl and pat them dry. Massage feet with coconut oil. You could even add a drop of vanilla into the oil for an extra delight to your senses!

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