Four Great Recipes for Foot Soaks

09 December, 2019
Soft, beautiful feet are synonymous with beauty and well-being. However, we often neglect them and they look dry and cracked. Today we'd like to give you four foot soaks to pamper your feet!

Sudden changes in temperature, hormonal fluctuations, and lack of care are factors that seriously dry your skin, especially the skin of your feet. Plus, who can forget about problems such as fungi, corns, and cracks? So, today we’d like to tell you about four foot soaks you can make at home that’ll help you reverse some of the damage.

Although a regular pedicure can help keep the feet pretty and soft, foot soaks can be a great addition to your beauty regime. Not only do they soften and detach dead cells, but also relax tired muscles.

Are you ready to try them?

Four foot soaks you’ll love

You can make some foot soaks to soften your feet by taking advantage of the properties of some natural ingredients. They’ll soothe the pain after your daily routine and keep your feet soft.

1. Soften your feet with vinegar and almond oil

A person's feet soaking.
Revitalize your feet adding almond oil and vinegar to your foot soak.

You’ll get excellent results by adding apple cider vinegar and almond oil to your foot soaks. This is because vinegar helps inhibit the growth of fungi and bacteria that cause infections.

Similarly, almond oil is a moisturizer that helps reverse dryness. When used together, these ingredients aid in the removal of dead cells.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 c. of hot water
  • 2 tbsp almond oil

Preparation

  • Firstly, dilute the apple cider vinegar in the hot water.
  • Then, add the almond oil and mix it.

How to use

  • At this point, soak your feet in it for about 15 or 20 minutes.
  • Repeat twice a week.

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2. Foot soaks – sea salt, baking soda, and lavender oil

Next, this foot bath is relaxing and revitalizing in addition to its softening effects. Typically, it’s best to do it 2 to 3 times a week to decrease tension and improves feet circulation. Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, it also exfoliates your skin.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp sea salt
  • 6 tbsp of baking soda
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 6 c. of water

Preparation

  • First, heat the water.
  • Then, when the water is at a tolerable temperature for your feet, transfer it to a bowl and add the salt, baking soda, and oil.

How to use

  • Finally, soak your feet in the mix for 20 minutes.

3. Soften your feet with clay

A person applying clay on someone's feet.
Clay is an excellent therapeutic aid for softening and soothing your feet.

Clay has been used in natural cosmetics for a long time due to its properties on skin health. It doesn’t just help remove calluses and exfoliates dead cells, but its nutrients penetrate the skin and give it a healthy glow, too.

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp of Epsom salt
  • 6 c. of hot water
  • 1 tsp St. John’s wort oil
  • 1/2 c. of cosmetic clay

Preparation

  • Firstly, pour the Epsom salt in a bowl with hot water.
  • Then, add the St. John’s wort oil and the cosmetic clay and mix it.

How to use

  • Now, dip your feet in for 20 minutes.
  • Repeat the treatment three times a week.

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4. Foot soaks with ginger and hydrogen peroxide

Our fourth recommendation has ginger and hydrogen peroxide as the main ingredients. This formula is great for reducing inflammation and the pain caused by tension and overexertion. It also helps eliminate roughness and excess dryness.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 6 tbsp of hydrogen peroxide
  • 6 c. of water

Preparation

  • First, heat the water to a temperature that’s tolerable for your feet.
  • Then, pour it in a tub or a bowl.
  • Also, add the ginger and the hydrogen peroxide.

How to use

  • At this point, soak your feet in this mix for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Then, dry them well and rest after this time’s up.
  • Finally, repeat 2 or 3 times a week, preferably before going to bed.

Are your feet dry and you can’t wait to soothe them as soon as you get home? If so, choose your favorite foot bath recipe and give it a try. You’ll truly love the therapeutic effects!

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