Last Updated on August 1, 2020 by Ellen Christian
This foot soak for achy feet will help you unwind and relax after a long day. Try this simple essential oil recipe and start feeling refreshed and pampered today.
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Giving your feet a good soak in a mixture of Epsom salts, baking soda, and natural oils is a wonderful way to relax, pamper yourself, and leave your skin soft. Just slip on your softest, warmest bathrobe and settle down with a cup of tea and a good book to enjoy while your feet soak.
How to Make an Energizing Citrus Foot Soak
While you can change the essential oils that you use in your foot soak, I find that citrus essential oils have energizing properties and help wake me up and leave me feeling revitalized and ready to take on the world.
I love using Epsom salts in my foot soak because they help draw out toxins from your body. If your feet are tired and sore, you may want to use Dead Sea salts instead which have been shown to help with pain relief and inflammation. Or, you can certainly do half Epsom salt and half Dead Sea salt. It’s entirely up to you.
- 1 cup of Epsom salts
- 1 cup of Dead Sea salts
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- Lemon, lime, grapefruit and/or orange zest
- 8 drops of essential oils of your choice (citrus and mint work well)
- Mix all three together in a bowl.
- Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
- Use roughly 1 cup per gallon of warm water.
- Mix the water and citrus foot soak in a bowl or basin and soak your feet for 30 minutes.
When you’re done, dry off your feet using a soft towel to gently exfoliate any dead skin cells. Trim your nails and apply a foot lotion to keep your feet soft. Make sure that you put on a warm pair of fuzzy socks to help hold the moisture in and prevent slips and falls.
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