treat your feet

you’re on your feet all day at work.
you’re a runner.
you’re a parent.
you walk everywhere.
whether any of these pertain to you or not, who couldn’t use a good foot soak? this little self-care gem is a cinch! all you need is a tub, sink or basin, and a few simple ingredients to give your feet some much-needed pampering.

stimulating foot soak:
1 cup epsom salts
2 cups brewed coffee
fill basin with enough water to cover the ankles (water should be as warm as you can tolerate)
soak 15-20 minutes, towel off, and moisturize
***bonus: save coffee grounds to use as a foot scrub after your soak

detoxifying foot soak:
1/4 c grated ginger
1 c epsom salts
1 bag peppermint tea, 1 bag chamomile tea
fill basin with enough water to cover the ankles (water should be as warm as you can tolerate)
soak 15-20 minutes, towel off, and moisturize

antibacterial foot soak:
2 tablespoons raw honey
4 drops tea tree oil
2 drops eucalyptus oil
fill basin with enough water to cover the ankles (water should be as warm as you can tolerate)
soak 15-20 minutes, towel off, and let fee air dry completely

moisturizing foot soak:
5 drops lavender oil
2 tsp almond, apricot seed, or sesame oil
1 Tbsp raw honey
fill basin with enough water to cover the ankles (water should be as warm as you can tolerate)
soak 15-20 minutes, towel off, and moisturize
***feet and basin will be slick after this soak. be sure to pat the feet dry completely, and take care when walking around. scrub and dry basin after use.

other hints to enhance your soaks:
~put marbles in the bottom of the basin to massage sore feet
~other essential oils to try: chamomile, rose, jasmine, neroli (note: avoid citrus oils. they can irritate and cause redness of the skin)
~loose teas can be used in soaks, but make for messier clean-up

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