Homemade Minty Foot Soak for Dry Feet

Refresh, soften, and breathe with my homemade foot soak for dry feet. The magical ingredient in this DIY treat for your feet is peppermint essential oil. A couple drops will invigorate your skin and get your blood flowing. A little nourishing sesame oil and you can help to soften your skin while revitalizing your feet, and your mood. Inhale those minty fumes for invaluable mental refreshment!

To make your own minty foot soak, you will need:

  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup epsom salts

Add the peppermint and lavender to the sesame oil. You can use other essential oils if you want. Peppermint pairs well with rosemary or eucalyptus for a more invigorating blend, but use only a drop or two of these oils as they can be strong. Peppermint is great on its own for relieving dry feet. It has a cooling, soothing effect on dry, irritated, and itchy skin. It also has mild analgesic properties, which can serve as much need pain relief for tired feet. I like the lavender because it makes the foot bath more calming and stress-relieving, but it is unnecessary.

Fill your foot bath with hot water and then swirl the salts and the oils into the water. Make yourself comfortable and then submerge peacefully and fully. I used to use one of those stand alone foot baths, it had the massage setting, vibration, and everything, but to be honest I prefer just adding hot water to the bath tub and sitting on the edge. I never liked having to move it around, dealing with the spilled water and the upkeep (one more thing to clean!).

However you soak your dry feet, let them soak up all that peppermint and sesame goodness for at least 10 minutes. This is definitely a good time for a pumice stone scrub down to soften rough calluses and even to help massage your feet.

After soaking dry your feet well and moisturize. I know it is easy to forget, but make sure you are slathering a foot cream or body butter on your feet after every bath, shower, or foot soak. This will help to maintain that silky, softness and keep your feet incredibly healthy (and beautiful!). 


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