How to Make a Foot Soak at Home

How to Make a Foot Soak at Home for Achy Feet

Whether you’re looking to take care of your achy feet or simply relax, you can easily make a foot soak at home, by using a few ingredients. DIY Foot baths are ideal if you want to enjoy beautiful feet, soft skin, and perfect pedicures.

Soaking Feet can also be incredible when you want to relax, unwind, remove stress and tension, calm down, and enjoy better sleep at night. Warm foot soaks can help you fight against the symptoms of the seasonal cold,  as well and lead to warmer, cleaner, and comfier feet!

Learn more on how to take advantage of simple ingredients to soak your feet at home, you won’t believe how easy it is and how enjoyable it can be.

How to Make a Foot Soak At Home

To enjoy a foot soak right away, you need a very small number of items. You will need a washbasin, large bowl, or foot tub that will make foot soaking more convenient. You could use a bathtub as well, although you don’t need that much water to soak your feet.

You will also need a towel, a supply of warm water in case the one in the foot tub gets cold, and cold water for rinsing your feet after the bath. And, of course, you need a bit of time. Usually, 15 to 30 minutes is enough to feel the benefits of foot soaking. But you can stay as much as a whole hour if you want and can keep the water warm enough.

Homemade Foot Soak for Achy Feet

Do your feet feel tired, painful, uncomfortable, or inflamed? Then you need to add some Epsom salt to your foot bath.

Epsom salt is rich in magnesium, which, absorbed through the skin during a footbath, will promote a state of relaxation and will reduce the inflammation and sensation of tenderness in your feet.

Foot Soak Ingredients:

Here are the ingredients you need to make a foot soak for achy and inflamed feet.

  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salt
  • 5 to 6 drops of lavender, peppermint, or rosemary oil
  • 1 tablespoon of carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil
  • Foot Basin

Directions:

The essential oils and carrier oil are optional for this soak, but if you add them to the foot soak it gets even better and more beneficial!

Before enjoying the foot soak, add the Epsom salt to a foot basin filled with hot water that is a comfortable temperature for foot bathing water. Then mix the chosen essential oil with the carrier oil and add this mixture to the water.

Enjoy soaking your feet while listening to your favorite music or reading a book.

It’s worth knowing that you can easily customize your foot soak based on your needs. By adding various salts, carrier oils, or essential oils to the bathing water. You can enjoy different benefits and results depending on what you put in your foot soak recipe. Don’t hesitate to explore your options and find the foot soak that soothes you the best.

Homemade Foot Soak for Achy Feet

DIY Foot Soak at Home

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Soaking Feet can also be incredible when you want to relax, unwind, remove stress and tension, calm down, and enjoy better sleep at night. Warm foot soaks can help you fight against the symptoms of the seasonal colds as well and lead to warmer, cleaner, and comfier feet!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salt
  • 5 to 6 drops of lavender, peppermint, or rosemary oil
  • 1 tablespoon of carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil

Instructions

Before enjoying the foot soak, add the Epsom salt to your foot bathing water. Then mix the chosen essential oil with the carrier oil and add this mixture to the water.

Enjoy soaking your feet while listening to your favorite music or reading a book.

Notes

By adding various salts, carrier oils, or essential oils to the bathing water. You can enjoy different benefits and results depending on what you put in your foot soak recipe. Don’t hesitate to explore your options and find the foot soak that soothes you the best.

Share on Pinterest

Homemade Foot Soak for Achy Feet

About the Author: Jenna Lee

Hello! I’m Jenna Lee, an Oily Gal that is all about natural skincare, holistic health, essential oils, and DIY recipes! I created DIYFeet.com to share fun and loving ways to care for the feet that guide your path. Our feet propel us forward on our journey through life, be sure to give them some attention and pampering. The pampering you give them will help you have happier and healthier feet. Many of the DIY recipes that are shared, like foot soaks, feet scrubs, and foot baths can also help the body to naturally relax and ease stress.

You May Also Like

Skip to Recipe