Easy DIY Foot Soak to Soothe Aches and Pains

Achy feet can be such a distraction. Whether you’re on your feet all day at work or overdid it some other way, this DIY foot soak will cure what ails you!

How to Use thisDIY Foot Soak

This DIY foot soak recipe is perfect for pampering sore feet. It uses a mix of essential oils and chamomile tea to create a fragrant, soothing soak that’s great for your feet. There are basic soak directions, plus bonusdirections, if your tootsies need a little bit of extra TLC.

You can use this DIY foot soak in a foot bath, but any water-tight container that fits your feet will work. If you want to be budget-friendly, hit the pet store for a (new) litter box. It’s about the right size and costs less than a foot soaking tub.

You can also sit on your counter and do this in your bathroom sink, if you can find a way to relax up there safely and comfortably.

Achy feet can be such a distraction. Whether you're on your feet all day at work or overdid it some other way, this DIY foot soak will cure what ails you!

Foot Soak Ingredients

Here’s a breakdown of theingredients in this blend:

  • Epsom Salts – Epsom salts on their own help soothe sore muscles, so even if you don’t have all of the other ingredients, this salty soak will give you some pain relief.
  • Lavender Oil – Lavender is a multi-purpose oil in this recipe. It is soothing to your senses, but it’s also antibacterial. Perfect for feet that are maybe a little bit stinky.
  • Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree is also antibacterial, and there’s evidence that it helps treat athlete’s foot, so it’s a perfect DIY foot soak addition.
  • Clary Sage – This oil is strong and soothing. A little goes a long way in this recipe!
  • Chamomile Tea – I love including fresh herbs in scrubs and soaks. Chamomile is gentle and soothing. If you don’t have chamomile tea, you can use two drops of chamomile essential oil instead.
  • Rosemary – Rosemary is energizing and just plain smells amazing.

Foot Soak Recipe

This recipe makes enough DIY foot soak for one use. If you like, you can multiply this recipe to make a bigger batch. If you store in a dark container out of direct light, it will keep for six months or more.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup epsom salts
  • 2 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 drop clary sage oil
  • 2 tablespoons loose chamomile tea (or 2 drops chamomile essential oil)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (or 1 droprosemary essential oil)

Directions

  1. Fill a foot bath (or a water-tight container of about that size) with warm water. Add the foot soak ingredients, and place your feet into the bath. If you’re planning to mulitply and store, use an airtight container that’s a dark color and store in a cabinet until you’re ready to use.
  2. Soak for at least 15-20 minutes. You can add more warm water, as needed, to keep the temperature comfortable.

BONUS Directions

After you finish soaking,dry them with a soft towel, thenuse coconut oil or your favorite lotion and give your feet a gentle massage, then put on dry socks tolet the moisturizer soak in.

If you need some guidance on how to do a self-massage on your feet, this article from Care2 guides you through it.

Related at Care2

Images via Thinkstock.

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Delia F
Delia F24 days ago

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Stephanie Y3 months ago

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Stephanie s
Stephanie Y3 months ago

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Ann B
Ann B3 months ago

if this worked so well someone would have already mass produced it for the all mighty dollar

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Paulo R
Paulo R3 months ago

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Paulo R3 months ago

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Paulo R4 months ago

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Chad A
Chad A4 months ago

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heather g
heather g4 months ago

Sounds inviting

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