Homemade Foot Soak Recipes

By Amy Davidson

Foot soaks are a cheap and easy way to relax your mind and body. All you need is a basin and some ingredients around your home, and you can immerse your tired soles in warm goodness to relax and treat your feet.

Add Scent

For a simple foot soak with minimal preparation, try adding essential oil to warm water. Simple scents like lavender and chamomile increase relaxation. Add five or six drops per gallon to a tub of warm water.

Peppermint Foot Soak

For an invigorating and relaxing foot soak, try adding four to five peppermint tea bags to your warm water. The scent will refresh your mind and give your feet a fresh and clean smell. Add half a cup of Epson salt, which is relaxing for muscles, and you've got a wonderful smelling and refreshing treatment for your feet.

Baking Soda and Rice Foot Soak

To stimulate your feet, try mixing four to five tablespoons of baking soda with half a cup of rice into your warm watersoak. The baking soda will refresh and cleanse your feet, and the rice will help exfoliate and stimulate your soles. Stand up in this bath.

Milk Soak

To moisturize your feet try this soak made of milk and lemon juice. Add half a cup of milk to your warm water, along with half a cup of lemon juice and two tablespoons of olive or almond oil. Soak feet for as long as you like, then remove them to reveal smooth soft skin.

Add Coffee

Coffee is used to energize your foot soak and stimulate the skin. Be sure to use brewed coffee as opposed to instant. Brew two cups of black coffee, or a flavored kind for extra scent stimulation. Add the coffee to a warm tub of water and soak. Check to make sure the soak is not too hot initially, if adding the coffee while it is still hot.

Dress It Up

A popular aesthetic and scent-pleasing addition to any foot soak is flowers. If you've ever had a professional foot treatment you may have seen this. Rose petals or lily blossoms added to your foot soak are not only beautiful to look at, but also add fresh scent to your relaxation time.