Imagine yourself sitting in a cozy bathrobe, soothing music playing, and your feet soaking in a deliciously warm tub of water. Heavenly, isn’t it? Well, imagine no more. You can make this a reality with my DIY All-Natural Lavender Foot Soak.
A foot soak is a lovely way to relax after a long day on your feet. And it’s great for relieving achy feet and soothing your muscles.
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil provides even more relief. The calming qualities of lavender essential oil can help you relax and it’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties can provide natural pain relief for sore and achy feet and joints.
Benefits of Epsom Salt
I include Epsom salt in the recipe as it can remove toxins and lactic acid from your feet known to cause inflammation and body pain. When added to warm water, the sulfate and magnesium in the salt can be absorbed through your skin and can help reduce inflammation and swelling in your feet. The magnesium also helps exfoliate the dead skin cells from your feet.
After you run your foot soak, finish off by massaging your feet with a moisturizer. Do this two to three times a week and your feet will thank you for it.
The recipe calls for lavender essential oil, but you can substitute with other essential oils that can also work wonders for your feet, including peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil.
You can find them in your local health food store, but keep in mind not all essential oils are the same. Look for 100% pure essential oils and check with a health professional or coach who can advise you on what’s best for you.
DIY All-Natural Lavender Foot Soak
Prep Time: 3 Minutes
Soak Time: 20 – 30 Minutes
- Warm water
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup Coarse Sea Salt
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- In a large bowl, combine the epsom salt, sea salt and lavender essential oil.
- Fill a basin or bathtub with enough warm water to cover your feet entirely.
- Add the salt and mix to dissolve.
- Soak your feet for 30 – 60 minutes and relax.
- Dry then massage and moisturize your feet.
Do you have achy or tired feet at the end of the day? Would you enjoy a foot soak? Let me know in the comments.
Find out what essential oils I recommend here: Essential Oils