I don’t know about you, but in our house, spring brings with it a season of activity. We garden, spring clean the house, start prepping for the end of school, and prep for the girls’ dance recital.
All of that keeps us really busy, and on our feet for a lot of the day. Maybe it’s a sign of my age, but by the end of the day, my feet are really aching.
I whipped up a batch of this peppermint foot soak and let me tell you, my feet have thanked me. I’m now in the habit of handing it out to friends, because don’t we all deserve happy feet?
As far as DIYs go, this one is pretty simple, too. So, even the busiest of us should be able to make up a batch to enjoy! Check out the recipe below!
Peppermint Foot Soak
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- 1/2 cup powdered milk (optional)
- 1/2 cup epsom salts (I like to keep a big bag on hand!)
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
Use a glass bowl to mix all ingredients together, then store in an air-tight container.
How to use:
When you’re ready to use your foot soak, I recommend using 1/2 cup at a time. I use a foot spa but any container big enough for your feet is good! Grab your favorite beverage, turn on some Netflix, and take a few minutes to relax.
This is also an amazing full body soak after a day of gardening or cleaning. So, if it’s not just your feet that are aching, pour this into the tub and enjoy a full body soak!
*A note on using essential oils:
When you’re just getting started with essential oils, it’s tempting to go with the cheapest oils you can find to make sure they work. I get it. I’ve been there. Unfortunately, this is a bad idea for several reasons. 1) Most of the cheap oils you can find are actually “fragrance” oils, and not true essential oils. This means they don’t have any therapeutic qualities. They just smell good. and 2) Many cheap oils you can find in the stores have been adulterated to make a more cost-effective (but less pure and safe) product.
After years of trial, error, and tons of research, our family only uses Young Living essential oils. I love their seed to seal promise and haven’t tried any other brands I liked as much. If you’re curious about getting started, you should check out this post to find out more about our story!
I hope you enjoyed this easy and fast DIY! It’s one of my favorites to make because it’s so quick and effective. If you try it, be sure to tell me what you think!