DIY Beauty: 3 Homemade Foot Soaks Recipes

Your feet work very hard for you. They support your weight and carry you around everywhere. Reward them with some loving tender care: a foot soak, or foot bath, is the perfect way to pamper them. Just use some of the ingredients in your kitchen to prepare one and relax. Your feet will thank you!

Here’s some recipes for you to try:

1. Epsom Salt Foot Soak

– water
– six tablespoons of Epsom Salt
– a few drops of your favourite essential oil

Pour some warm water in a tub large enough for your feet. Add the Epsom salt and essential oil. Soak your feet for about 20 minutes.

2. Softening Foot Soak

– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– water
– 1/4 cup of milk
– just a bit of cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients together in a large tub and soak your feet.

3. Baking powder foot soak

– water
– 1/2 cup of rice
– 3 tablespoons of baking powder

Cook rice in water. Make sure there is enough water left to fill two or three cups.
Add the baking powder to the rice water and let it cool down for a while. (Baking powder has antibacterial properties and prevents excessive perspiration, making it a good remedy for smelly feet).
Soak your feet


– Add some marbles at the bottom of the tub and rub your feet over them while soaking. It’s very soothing!
– For a full pampering experience, add some flower petals to the water.

Do you have give your feet a pampering bath?

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  1. says

    This post reminds me of how my poor feet have been neglected for so long. I used to use those ready-made salt soak at least twice a week, when my daughter was little and I had more time for myself because she napped often. But now, with her waking hours increasing :(, I have very little time to do all these pampering anymore because she will not leave me in peace whenever I try to do something for myself, be it just a little face mask…:(
    .-= Vonvon´s last blog ..EOTD: Experimenting With Stila Kajal Eye Liners As Eyeshadows =-.

  2. beautifulwithbrains says

    Nikki: you’re welcome. You should do it, it would make your poor heet feel so much better :)

    Jenn: you’re welcome. Hope you do, it makes feet so soft!

    Dao: I love Epsom salt too! It’s a perfect fix after a hard day!

    The Ohio Academy: you’re welcome and it really is!

    Vonvon: it’s hard to find time to pamper yourself when you have a child. But being a mother is very rewarding too! Maybe you and your daughter could do this together?

    Anastacia: thanks. I’m pretty lazy too but it’s nice to make a foot soak every now and then :)

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