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5 Homemade Foot Soak Recipes

Posted By Tipnut On February 1, 2007 @ 7:08 am In Home Spa | 35 Comments

One way to soothe and pamper tired, achy tootsies is to soak them in a hot foot bath. Here are a handful of recipes to try, each are easy to make using simple ingredients.

IngredientsThey can be whipped up in large batches if preferred so you have a stock on hand or package nicely and give away as gifts (sealed in glass jars).

Directions: Unless otherwise noted, mix together all ingredients thoroughly then store in an airtight container.

  • Use 2 to 3 tablespoons per gallon of water used.

Water temperature is at personal preference, but I find the hottest my feet will comfortably tolerate gives the most relief.


1 part Epsom salts
1 part Baking soda
drops of choice EO (optional)

Chamomile Tea: #2

4 bags chamomile tea
1/8 cup dried parsley
4 drops EO of choice

  • Steep in 1 gallon of hot water for 10 minutes before using.


2 cups Kosher salt
1 cup Epsom salts
drops EO of choice (optional)


1 1/4 cups Epsom salts
1 1/4 cups Kosher salt
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch


1 cup lemon juice
3 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup milk


Single Ideas: (added to 1 gallon of water)

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 2 cups brewed coffee

Essential Oils To Try: peppermint, lavender, lemon, orange, eucalyptus, mint

Marbles or smooth river rocks can be added to the bottom of the basin to rub feet over while they’re soaking, quite soothing!

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