Relax your tired feet with homemade foot soak recipes using all natural ingredients for a revitalizing foot bath.
Our feet work so hard for us day-in day-out, so why not treat them to one of these revitalizing homemade foot soak recipes. They're easy to make and use all natural ingredients.
You'll need a large pan or footbath and a few basic ingredients such as Epsom Salts and Essential Oils which you can order online from Essential Wholesale if you don't have them handy.
These foot bath recipes may not be suitable for persons with diabetes, problems with cracked foot skin or other skin conditions.
Basic Foot Soak Recipe
This recipe can be used as a base for whatever essential oils you wish to use. Here's a small selection to get you started:
Calming/relaxing/balancing: Lavender, Rosewood, Geranium, Frankincense, Lime, Patchouli, Sandlewood, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot
Refreshing/uplifting: Lime, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Manuka, OrangeAntiseptic/immuneTea Tree, Manuka, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Fill a large bowl or pan with cold or warm water to cover ankles.
Place stones or marbles in the bottom of the bowl. When you move your feet over the marbles they act as wonderful soothing and stimulating massagers.
Drop 2 - 3 drops of Essential Oil onto water, try these combinations:
- 3 drops tea tree, 3 drops lavender, 2 drops lemon
- 3 drops marjoram, 1 drop peppermint, 1 drop lavender
Immerse feet in water and soak! - Enjoy.
A small cup (1/2 cup for a foot bath) of epsom salts can be mixed into the water to help with relaxing muscles, cleansing skin and increasing circulation.
Here are a few more homemade foot soak recipes I've found at various web sites. Experiment with a few to find one you like.
Honey Foot Soak
A great foot soother with natural, antisceptic qualities! A great stress reliever, too!
1 cup honey
1 gallon warm water
Mix 1-cup of honey to 1 gallon of warm water and soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
Coffee Foot Soak
This is the latest trend in specialized pedicures. Any kind of foot soak is good, but when you need a boost, coffee seems to soothe and stimulate feet.
2 cups coffee (brewed not instant)
1 gallon warm water
Add 2-cups of coffee to 1-gallon of water and soak for 10 to 15 minutes, rinse feet, dry and moisturize.
Peppermint Foot Soak with Lavender
This foot soak soothes aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin. Hey go ahead and add some rose or lavender petals to the bath.
1/2 cup epsom salts
5 drops peppermint extract
3 drops tea tree oil
3 drops lavender
Add oils and salt to a large pan or footbath of water and soak for 10 to 15 minutes, rinse feet, dry and moisturize.