By Kimbry Parker

Baking soda is a staple in most kitchens, but its uses extend beyond cake-making and freshening up the fridge. When it comes to foot care, a baking soda soak can soften the skin and make it easier to remove roughness. Soaking in baking soda also helps eliminate foot odor. So if your feet are in need of some TLC, give them a spa treatment with an at-home baking soda foot soak.

how to use baking soda as a foot soak
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how to use baking soda as a foot soak

Step 1

Fill a basin with enough warm water to cover your feet.

Step 2

Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to the water, then use your hands to stir up the mixture.

Step 3

Add a few drops of essential oil, such as rosemary, lavender or tea tree, along with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil or whole milk to help incorporate the oils into the water. Use your hands to combine the ingredients.

Step 4

Submerge your feet in the water and soak them for 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 5

Take your feet out of the water and pat them dry with a towel. Exfoliate your feet with an exfoliating sponge or brush, if desired.