DIY Foot Soak

Here's how to make a DIY essential oils foot soak ready. I'm planning to use it for the many feeding sessions ahead of me as I breastfeed my new bub but it's perfect for putting your feet up at the end of a long workday as well. 

Basic supplies... the Three T's. 

  1. Tub. For each soak, you’ll want a large, shallow washbasin, or foot tub.
  2. Towel. Have a towel, bath mat, or drying cloth nearby, too.
  3. 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! 


DIY Essential Oils Foot Soak

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