If your feet feel dry and tired, give them a bit of pampering with this simple DIY Epsom salt foot soak. This recipe is infused with tea tree and lavender essential oils for aromatherapy and additional skin-healing benefits.
I struggle with cabin fever or winter blues the most this time of year. To combat this, I try to go out of my way to pamper myself a bit more than I usually do. Today I’m going to show you how to make a simple Epsom salt foot bath with lavender and tea tree oil.
I will show you how to make a big batch of it for four uses! You can simply store the extra in a jar or pass it along to friends or family as a great DIY gift!
Epsom Salt Foot Bath Benefits
Chances are, you’ve likely heard of Epsom salt before. It’s an easy-to-find ingredient that offers some very neat benefits, particularly when it comes to our feet. Here are just a few Epsom salt foot bath benefits:
- Soften skin. The skin on our feet is probably the toughest skin on our body. Give your hardworking feet a break and pamper the skin with softening Epsom salt.
- Anti-fungal properties. One of the major Epsom salt foot bath benefits is the anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties Epsom salt provides. This can help prevent and reduce a variety of ailments including foot fungus or athlete’s foot.
- Aromatherapy benefits. Thanks to the addition of essential oils, this foot bath will provide you with soothing aromatherapy, allowing you to relax and enjoy even more!
How to Make an Epsom Salt Foot Soak
Now that you know why you should use an Epsom salt foot soak, let’s talk about how to make a batch. Like I mentioned above, I like to double or triple this recipe and gift it to friends and family. That being said—I make sure to leave enough for myself to use as well!
What You’ll Need for this Epsom Salt Foot Bath:
- 2 cups of Epsom Salt
- 3 Tablespoons of baking soda
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 7 drops of tea tree essential oil
- Dried lavender flowers
- Empty glass jar to store it in (mason jar or empty baby food jar will work!)
How to make your Epsom Salt Foot Bath:
Pour 2 cups of Epsom salt into a mixing bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and stir until combined. Add about a 1/4 cup of dried lavender flowers (this is an approximate amount – add enough until it looks good to you). Lastly, add your lavender and tea tree essential oils and stir well.
Then pour into a glass container until you are ready to use it. I used empty baby food jars because I had some on hand, but mason jars also work really well too.
How to Use the Epsom Salt Foot Soak
When you are ready for your Epsom salt foot bath, fill up a water basin with warm water. Add 1/2 cup of the foot bath Epsom Salt mixture. I also recommend adding 3-5 additional drops of each oil (or just lavender if you prefer) when you are actually doing the foot bath. That way the aromatherapy will be a bit more intense and lovely!
Grab a cup of hot tea, sit back, relax, and enjoy! When you are ready to dump the water out, you can pour through a kitchen strainer first to catch the lavender flowers if you don’t want them to clog up your drain.
Free Printable Gift Tag
If you would like to mix up a batch or two as a gift, go ahead and print the tag HERE! I printed mine out in a 2.5″ X 3.5″ wallet size.
Then, I filled clean baby food jars and covered the top of them with some white felt. I finished each off with some purple raffia to tie on the tag. This is a great one to pin now and save for a Mother’s Day gift idea!
Just pin it below to find the instructions later!
This DIY Epsom salt foot soak recipe is infused with tea tree and lavender essential oils for aromatherapy and additional skin-healing benefits.
Pour 2 cups of Epsom salt into a mixing bowl.
Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and stir until combined.
Add about a 1/4 cup of dried lavender flowers (this is an approximate amount – add enough until it looks good to you).
Lastly, add your lavender and tea tree essential oils and stir well.
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