Are you looking to make your very own DIY foot soak and scrub with a bit of lavender flair? I have the perfect recipe for you and it’s so easy to make. You don’t have to book an expensive appointment at the spa to indulge in a little self-care.
Self-care can start with you deciding to start taking care of your own personal needs. That means if your feet are aching at the end of a long day, you stop and recognize that hurt and you heal yourself. A DIY foot soak will do just the trick.
Self-care isn’t a manicure… it’s a virtual HUG. Give your body the attention it needs… and do it for less with these do it yourself recipes. We rush and we make appointments and we do for others all day long. Let’s stop for a moment and take care of ourselves for a moment – shall we?
DIY Foot Soak And Scrub
After a long day of anything – whether’s it’s chasing after the kids, commuting into the city, or dealing with customer services lines at work – we could all use a little TLC. This DIY foot soak will clear your mind and ease up your shoulders, too.
There’s just something about the smell of lavender right? I love essential oils! I use them all the time and my children do, too. Once you get into the habit of incorporating them into your life, you will notice how quickly they can change your mood.
With this particular recipe, I used some of my son’s Johnsons Baby bedtime bath. That makes it so EASY to create. Trust me – it’s worth purchasing this product. And besides, you can also use the rest of the bottle on your family.
Let’s get started with what you need to customize your personal soak.
- 1 cup Epson salt
- 1 cup sea salt
- 2 T baking soda
- 5-6 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 drop blue coloring (optional as you could always leave it white)
- 2 drops red coloring (optional as you could always leave it white)
- 1 T Johnsons Baby bedtime bath
Please note what I said about the coloring . The coloring is entirely optional. You do NOT have to color the salt. That is really all about presentation. When I make DIY foot soak salts for myself, I never color anything.
I don’t need to worry about any of that because the color doesn’t really add to the sensation – that’s more of a visual thing. It doesn’t help with the feeling. So, if you want to make this a less messy recipe, then skip the coloring.
And by skipping the coloring, this recipe becomes cheaper too! Self care is about respecting your bank account balance as well. LOL!
In a mixing bowl, add the Epson salt, sea salt, and baking soda. Pour 1 T of the Johnsons Baby bedtime bath and the food coloring.
Add in the lavender essential oil. Mix until well incorporated and the color is a pretty purple hue. Store in an airtight container (for up to 3 months).
HOW TO USE Your DIY Foot Soak
Fill a large bowl or plastic container with enough warm water to cover your ankles. Add 1/4 cup of the lavender soak and then soak your feet for about 30-40 minutes.
If you have children, this would be absolutely impossible. So, how about… soak them for as long as you can? When you are finished, dry your feet with a towel and massage in your favorite moisturizer. Repeat use with your DIY foot soak as needed.
Looking for another DIY recipe? Once you are done indulging in this DIY foot soak, check out my easy DIY bath bombs recipe with peppermint essential oils. Or if you want to have some fun with the kids, you could try out this DIY sidewalk chalk recipe.
I hope you give yourself the time you need to enjoy this. If it’s not tonight, then hopefully it’s this weekend. If you have kids, set up a few bowls and sit outside when the weather is warmer and make it a family break moment for everyone if you can’t find the time to squeeze out a few minutes alone.