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DIY Foot Bath Additions to Pamper Your Feet

Nov 7

Our Feet are Overworked, Underpaid and Fed up with the Neglect! A foot bath is a perfect way to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. Adding essential oils can make it even more enjoyable!

Make foot baths part of your foot care routine to pamper your feet. You can customize a blend for your feet based on your foot condition. You can use everyday products that you already have. My feet are often in constant motion, whether I'm running or at the gym. To ease any strain and soften the calluses from the activity, I need a good soak.

DIY Foot Bath Additions to Pamper Your Feet

Try one of these beneficial ingredients in your next bath:

Epsom Salt

This is the best choice for relieving pain in your muscles and joints. Once dissolved in water, salt is a natural anti-inflammatory and acts as a draw agent. For super-effective detoxification, it releases magnesium sulfate.

Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is a powerful cleanser and detoxifier that can also help with bad odor and fungal problems. It can even soothe your cracked and dry heels. It has made a huge difference in my daily routine for my health and softened my feet.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is an excellent exfoliant and softener. The skin on your feet are naturally more rough than your face, so it is easier to scrub with the fine grain. However, soaking can be a powerful tool.

These are some other ingredients you can play with that you probably already have at home:

Coconut Oil

It is a popular moisturizer that can be used to treat fungi and bacteria. It is great to add to your foot soak when heated.

Citrus Fruits

For more functionality, you can either float the slices on top of the water or squeeze them. A lemon or lime's alkalinity will provide detoxification and pleasant smell for your feet.

Essential Oils

This is a quick and easy way to add some flavor to your soak. You can choose from tea tree, eucalyptus and peppermint as well as lavender essential oil. They are all beneficial and have cleansing properties. You will also enjoy a pleasant scent in the room.

Adding different essential oils to your foot bath will not only give you a deeper clean, but also provide many health benefits. Lavender is known for its calming effects and can help ease stress while peppermint oil helps improve circulation.


This is the most intriguing option that I've found. However, I have yet to try it. The original yellow bottle is highly recommended. Mixing the mouthwash and hot water together creates a salon-quality soak that prepares your feet for pumice stone exfoliation.

In Closing on DIY Foot Bath Additions

Essential oils are natural plants with amazing scents that have been used for centuries as remedies for various ailments. Some popular options include peppermint, lavender, tea tree oil (melaleuca), eucalyptus, clove bud, lemon grass and frankincense. You should also consider adding Epsom salt or sea salts to your foot bath to help ease aches and pains in your feet which will make you feel better all over!

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