DIY Foot Soak
Basic supplies... the Three T's.
- Tub. For each soak, you’ll want a large, shallow washbasin, or foot tub.
- Towel. Have a towel, bath mat, or drying cloth nearby, too.
- Time. Soak for 15 to 60 minutes (perfect for a breastfeeding sesh!)
+ Warm water. Have some additional hot water available to freshen up the water if you’re not using a bathtub.
Cool water. Finish each foot soak with a cool water rinse.
This epsom salt soak is a fantastic option for the postpartum mumma. Absorbed through the skin, the magnesium in epsom salt promotes relaxation while relieving tension, pain, and inflammation.
1/2 cup Epsom salt
5–20 drops essential oil of choice, such as peppermint, lavender, geranium or rosemary
6 tsp. carrier oil (optional)
What to do...
Dissolve the salt in a tub of hot water.
Blend the essential and carrier oils.
Add the mixture to the bath.
Tip: I've made a premade blend in this dropper bottle, ready to go so less prep work with oils. Just need to add a few squirts to the epsom salts and water when it's time! Less effort means it will actually happen!