Pampering by the Foot (recipe & printable label)

Give yourself a well deserved break during the holiday rush and take a moment to pamper your tired, achy feet with a soothing foot soak.

Benefits of Regular Foot Soaks
  • Help you relax
  • Help improve blood flow and circulation
  • Hydrate skin
  • Soothe muscles
  • Alleviate tired, achy feet
  • Flush toxins
  • Help soften hard calloused skin
  • Eliminate foot odor



1 cup            Epsom Salts
1/2 cup         Baking Soda
4-6 drops      Essential Oils (We used Peppermint)
1/2 tsp          Carrier Oil (use whatever you have on hand such as olive, avocado,
                      sweet almond, etc.)
Mason jar for mixing the ingredients
Pan or bucket deep enough to totally immerse feet


Measure out ingredients. Mix the carrier oil with the peppermint essential oil in a small glass container, and set aside.

For quick and easy hands-free mixing, use a mason jar. To the jar, add the epsom salts, pour in oil mixture, then add baking soda. Cap jar and shake vigorously.

Pour enough hot water into the foot basin to fully cover the feet.  Add approximately half of the foot soak mixture and submerse your feet.  Soak until water cools. If you want to soak longer, keep a kettle of simmering water on hand to add to your foot bath when needed.

This recipe is enough for two foot soaks. Store any leftover soak mixture in a cool, dark place.


Try a French Lavender Oat Foot Soak:
Follow the recipe above, but omit peppermint essential oil. Add 6 drops of french lavender essential oil and 1 TB of ground oats, and mix with the epsom salt, baking soda, and carrier oil. This foot soak, when used before bed, will not only soften and soothe dry feet, but will help you get a good night's sleep!

If you would like to make more, just increase the amounts proportionately. 




If you want to make the soak for gifts, here is a free printable label (save image first, then print):



Enjoy! - Jennifer