Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I am just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any diy recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
DIY Foot Soak For Callused, Cracked & Sore Feet (only 4 ingredients)
Only four ingredients in this DIY foot soak and a great way to practice some self-care ( followed up by homemade peppermint foot lotion of course). This DIY foot soak recipe for cracked feet contains relaxing herbs to help ease soreness and heal callused feet.
As mamas, we’re constantly on our feet chasing littles. And yet our feet are often ignored when it comes to self-care. From workouts to regular #momlife our feet end up sore and dry. This DIY foot soak helps alleviate those symptoms and leave your feet feeling a little more refreshed.
As a busy mom of *soon-to-be* three, my own feet never stop moving!
And while I do take the time to roll out my feet using a lacrosse ball or foam roller (learn more about foam rolling here), they could definitely use a bit more attention!
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The Benefits Of The DIY Foot Soak
- only four ingredients
- simple to whip up
- calming and soothing for inflammation
- helps reduce soreness
Soaking your feet just once a week can not only force you to take a step back from rushing around and rock a little self-care, but it also keeps your feet feeling a little nicer while you run around!
We go through a lot of Epsom salts in our house because it’s long been whispered about for being a great detox salt. Personally, I use it in my baths after a grueling workout because I find it helps immensely with muscle soreness (so does this homemade muscle rub!).
So, it only makes sense to make it the base of this easy DIY foot soak recipe.
If we’re on our feet all day, they take a beating. Allowing them to soak and reducing some tension in them is probably a good thing.
As for the baking soda, I like to use this because it’s an odor remover! No one likes to talk about stinky feet but let’s be honest: sweating in socks all day doesn’t exactly leave them smelling fresh 😛 And if you’re a runner, multiply that. Baking soda helps control stink and fungus so it’s a good add-in.
Plus, almost everyone has some in their fridge so that makes it easy?
Using Herbal Flowers
- they’re calming
- they reduce inflammation/red spots
- they help heat; helps on cuts.
They’re the two main herbs in my DIY diaper wipe spray for this exact reason.
Plus, the scents are super calming which is nice when you’re trying to detach for a bit.
Can I Use Essential Oils In Pace Of Herbs?
The short answer is: yes! If it’s easier to use essential oils go for it.
However, because there is no carrier oil in this DIY foot soak recipe I would suggest adding a teaspoon to the recipe. Carrier oils are what bind the essential oils so that they can do their job.
It can be dangerous just adding in oils to water and soaking in them so always use a carrier (here is how to choose carriers and next steps to take).
When it comes to the number of drops of essential oils to add to the DIY foot soak, it’s a lot of preference. A general rule of thumb is using a %2.5 dilution rate. This comes out to 2.5 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil.
However, I always urge people to do their research and use what they think is best.
How To Use The Foot Soak For Callused Feet
Use this foot soak to help heal cracked feet, reduce soreness and overall show your feet some love.
While you can easily just dump the ingredients into a tub of water for your feet, you can save yourself come clean up by using… cheesecloth!
If you use the dried herbs for the DIY foot soak, pour the soak into a cheesecloth and tie the ends.
This makes it so there’s no dried lavender and chamomile all over your bathtub when you’re done <– this drives me nuts.
All-Natural Skincare IS Self Care
And of course, if you’re looking to maximize your self care routine and eliminate icky chemicals opt for all-natural skincare products.
That being said I do understand that mom life sometimes gets in the way of making your own!
The next best step would be to purchase organic, natural products to not only nourish your skin but keep your gut happy too.
My go-to skincare line is Primally Pure. Not only am I obsessed with their blue tansy face cream and charcoal deodorant (deodorant is one thing that never worked out on my DIY’s), their products have ingredients I can pronounce and purchase. Which is important to me.
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How To Make It
Measure out all ingredients.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients and mix.
Portion into one large jar or two.
To use: pour contents of the jar into a medium-large bath. Let salts dissolve and soak for ten to fifteen minutes so soften feet (can soak longer).
Tip: Makes one large bath full or use half the amount while soaking just the feet in a bucket of warm water.
Don’t forget to pin this calming DIY foot soak recipe!
Makes one large bath or two small buckets worth of soak. Essential oils can be subbed in for the dried herbs. This is where you can grab a few of my favorite DIY ingredients.
Relaxing Diy Foot Soak
Makes one large bath or two small buckets worth of soak. Essential oils can be subbed in for the dried herbs.
This is where you can grab a few of my favorite DIY ingredients.
As moms, our feet take quite a beating when you’re running around all day. Use this DIY foot soak recipe to help soothe, heal, and refresh your feet! Not only does this homemade foot soak smell great but it’s also insanely easy to make- always a win for a busy mama!