Imagine this: relaxation, revitalization and refreshment–not to mention good health and pretty feet–all in a few minutes. With our quick tips for easy foot soaks you can reap the rewards of a full spa treatment without leaving the house. For an infusion of bliss, try one: these special soaks will leave you walking on air.
The secret ingredient for our fabulous foot soaks is the ever-humble Epsom salt. It is a powerhouse of magnesium and sulfates, which both boast remarkable resumes of health-boosting functions—-and both are best absorbed through soaking. A plain soak in Epsom salts and warm water is wonderful enough, but try these inclusions to add some pizzazz to your step. Bonus: for a massage with your soak, add some smooth river rocks (or marbles) to the bottom of your soaking tub—-rubbing your toes and soles over warm rocks is sure to induce “mmmmmmm”s.
Basic Foot Soak
Soothe aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin with this basic foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.
Fun Additions to Your Soak
Lime slices and mint leaves
Rose petals or lavender
Orange peel and rosemary sprigs
Dried seaweed and seasalt, great detoxifiers
A few drops of your favorite essential oils:
for example, peppermint will be cooling, lemon uplifting.
See our listing of favorite uplifting essential oils and how to use them
MORE USES FOR EPSOM SALTS
Use epsom salts in a detox bath