Sore feet? Try this DIY Foot Soak recipe made with Epsom salt, essential oils, and tea.
*If you’d like a little more information on making your own homemade foot soak, a Video Tutorial is provided at the end of this post*
Oh. My. Goodness! This DIY Foot Soak smells absolutely divine! And the best part is, you can adapt it to whatever scent you love. I’m going with “Sweet & Spicy” for these long winter months, but come summer, I may opt for a Lavender & Chamomile instead. This recipe is incredibly easy, so let’s get started…
What You’ll Need to Make A Foot Soak with Tea
- 2 Cups Epsom Salt (You can certainly cut this recipe in half, or double it)
- Essential Oils of your choosing- I matched the essential oils I used to the ingredients in the tea (Wondering where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.)
- 2 Bags of Tea- I went with Good Earth Sweet & Spicy because I love the smell
- Air Tight Glass Container for Storage
- Wooden Scoop & Twine (Optional)
- Mixing Bowl and Spoon
***UPDATE*** I thought of this after I made this recipe (of course), but you could also purchase tea filters and add the soak to them. This would help avoid little pieces of tea needing to be cleaned out of the foot basin later on.
How to Make A Foot Soak
Start by pouring 2 cups of Epsom Salt into your mixing bowl. Then add the essential oils of your choosing; with the goal of 10-15 drops total. Then thoroughly mix the essential oils into the Epsom Salt.
I used 3 drops Lemongrass, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops Peppermint, 1 drop Ginger, and 3 drops Orange. (Had I had Chamomile, I would have added that as well.)
Then take 2 bags of tea, cut the top off of the tea bags, and add the tea to your Epsom Salt/Essential Oil mixture; and thoroughly mix the tea in.
Scoop the mixture into an airtight glass container (add a little wooden scoop with twine if you choose) and you’re done. (Or, as mentioned above, add the soak to some tea filter bags.)
When ready to use, add 1-2 scoops of the mixture into a foot soak basin with warm water.
Relax and Enjoy!
Watch The Tutorial
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