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Swift Bliss Foot Soak

Swift Bliss Foot Soak

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

Use epsom salts in your body scrub

13 uses of epsom salts

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By Cait Johnson

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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3:17AM PDT on May 10, 2013

:) thanks :)

1:26PM PDT on May 5, 2013

worth a try except for the peppermint oil. that burns skin and causes blisters.

1:22PM PDT on May 5, 2013

thanks

1:17AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thank you :)

6:41PM PDT on May 4, 2013

Thanks for the suggestions!!

2:57PM PDT on May 4, 2013

ty

1:48AM PST on Dec 4, 2012

Thank you :)

7:50AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:08AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

I use Magnesium Sulfat from time to time. (It is the same formula as Epsom Salt) Buy a 25kg pack and you have enough for a long time. I put around 0,20-25L in a bath. Some may use 1-one spoon first time. It is much much more cheaper than epsom salt but in reality the same thing. Used it on my horses when they had bad feet. When i read the formula i compared it with the formula in epsom salt. It was exactly the same. Epsom is more chrystal but you can make the same from the powder. You only need sun and water outside to make it chrystal. I don`t bother. I`m interested in the effect, not how it looks like :-)

1:58AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

ty

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