Homemade Foot Soak with Epsom Salt for Soothing, Natural Foot Care
Naturally care for hot tired feet with this homemade foot soak recipe with Epsom salt and essential oils. This homemade foot soak with Epsom salt contains eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils for a natural cooling effect. It is also made with walnut oil to hydrate skin. While the Epsom salt helps to soothe soreness for foot pain relief. Keep reading to learn how to make this DIY foot soak with Epsom salt for your natural skin care routine!
Ingredients to Make a Homemade Foot Soak with Epsom Salt
Give this all natural, homemade foot soak with Epsom salt a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day! Or use it anytime feet need to be refreshed! It’s made using intensely hydrating walnut oil, soothing Epsom salt, and cooling eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils.
If you have hot, tired or aching feet, this homemade foot soak recipe with Epsom salt is your answer. Give your overworked and tired feet a break! Simply add this DIY foot soak to warm water and soak. Then follow with a loofah or pumice stone and your favorite natural foot cream or moisturizer. It’s the perfect addition to your weekly self care beauty regimen.
Homemade Foot Soak Recipe with Epsom Salt
© Rebecca D. Dillon
Benefits of Epsom salt in a homemade foot soak:
Epsom salt is primarily made up of magnesium and sulfates and is prized for for its therapeutic benefits to sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. Unlike other salts, Epsom salt won’t leave skin feeling dry. Instead, it leaves skin with a soft and silky texture.
Benefits of walnut oil in a DIY foot soak:
Walnut oil is naturally high in antioxidants which are known to fight free radicals and in turn help to fight the effects of cell damage and aging. It also is comprised of essential Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids and Vitamins B, C and E. In addition walnut oil is highly hydrating and possesses natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
How to Make a Homemade Foot Soak:
Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the Epsom salt into a glass bowl or medium to large glass Pyrex measuring cup.
Next, weigh out the walnut oil (or your choice of carrier oil) into a separate container. Using a dropper or a graduated transfer pipette (with ml markings), add 20 drops (or 1ml) each of both the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. Mix to combine then drizzle onto the Epsom salt.
Using a fork whisk the oil into the Epsom salt until it’s fully incorporated.
Using a small spoon or funnel, fill a 4 oz. clear glass French square bottle with a cork stopper (mine came from SKS Bottle & Packaging) with your homemade foot soak. Label as desired. (I think this product looks particularly smart in a homemade gift basket if your considering homemade gift ideas.)
How to Use a Foot Soak with Epsom Salt:
To use combine 1/2 cup of this homemade foot soak with Epsom salt in a large bowl or pot – your feet need to be able to fit inside of it! – of warm water. Soak for 10-20 minutes as desired. While soaking, massage some of the salts over your feet to help to exfoliate and cleanse. Once done, rinse feet and pat dry. Then follow with your favorite foot cream or moisturizer. (Pssst. My after sun skin care recipe for my DIY Lavender Sun + Skin Soother also makes a great foot cream!)
More Natural Foot Care Recipes
For more ideas on how to use essential oils and other natural ingredients to care for your feet, be sure to try one or all of my other natural foot care recipes.
- Homemade Callus Treatment Balm Recipe
- Natural Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe
- Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe with Neem Oil
- Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe
- Natural Exfoliating Foot Scrub Recipe
- Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe
- Peppermint Foot Scrub Soap Recipe
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