Imagine yourself sitting in a cozy bathrobe, soothing music playing, and your feet soaking in a deliciously warm tub of water. Heavenly, isn’t it? Well, imagine no more. You can make this a reality with Life Essential Day Spa’s DIY All-Natural Lavender Foot Soak.

A lavender foot soak is a lovely way to relax after a long day on your feet. And it’s great for relieving achy feet and soothing your muscles.

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil provides even more relief. The calming qualities of lavender essential oil can help you relax and it’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties can provide natural pain relief for sore and achy feet and joints.

Benefits of Epsom Salt

I include Epsom salt in the recipe as it can remove toxins and lactic acid from your feet known to cause inflammation and body pain. When added to warm water, the sulfate and magnesium in the salt can be absorbed through your skin and can help reduce inflammation and swelling in your feet. The magnesium also helps exfoliate the dead skin cells from your feet.

After you have your foot soak, finish off by massaging your feet with a moisturizer. Do this two to three times a week and your feet will thank you for it.

Picture of soaking feet

Choosing Oils

The recipe calls for lavender essential oil, but you can substitute with other essential oils that can also work wonders for your feet, including peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil.

You can find them in your local health food store, but keep in mind not all essential oils are the same. At Life Essentials Day Spa we offer doTERRA Essential Oils which are 100% pure and natural.  You can cut through all the confusion in the health food store about essential oils with these guarantees from doTERRA. 

DIY Lavender Foot Soak

Prep Time: 3 Minutes

Soak Time: 20 – 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • Warm water
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 10 drops of diluted lavender essential oil
  • Moisturizer

Directions:

  1. Fill a basin or bathtub with enough warm water to cover your feet entirely.
  2. Add the salt and mix to dissolve.
  3. Add the oil and stir.
  4. Soak your feet for 30 – 60 minutes and relax.
  5. Dry feet, then massage and moisturize your feet.

Do you have achy or tired feet at the end of the day? Would you enjoy a foot soak? Let me know in the comments.

Soothing Foot and Leg Scrub combined with a Deep Cleansing Foot Soak

Want to up the game a little?  You can enjoy a foot and leg scrub at Life Essentials Day Spa combined with the ultimate foot soak–the IonCleanse foot soak releases tension and toxins all in one treatment.

Want to know a well-kept secret?  You can also add a relaxing foot scrub to any massage or facial for a real feet treat.  Just call ahead to book your delicious lavender foot scrub with any service!

References:

1. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265922.php

2. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-epsom-salt/

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