I soak my feet at least once a week. I use my basin with a towel under it on the floor and enjoy a soothing foot soak while I catch up on my DVR’d shows on Sunday night. Why Sunday night? Well, Most Sunday mornings I serve in Kids Church at my church. Some weeks I’m in their one service and some I’m there both. The floor in Kids Church is stained concrete. It is pretty, easy to clean, and hard on the feet. I have tried all sort of shoes and the only ones that leave me not in pain are my Crocs. Unfortunately, Crocs don’t go with my Sunday morning attire.
By the time I leave church my feet are in pain and swollen. There are days I literally hobble to the car but, I’m not going to stop ministering to the kids so this is the price I have to pay. The others I lead with often leave in pain too. For Christmas I made them jars of my Soothing Foot Soak so that they could relax and help their feet too.
This soothing foot soak recipe only has 5 ingredients, which makes it super simple and each of them play an important part. The first is hot water. I like it as hot as possible because it is going to cool off quickly and you need to soak your feet 20-30 minutes so start as hot as you can.
Epsom Salt is ingredient number 2. Epsom Salt has been used for hundreds of years as a healing agent, pain reliever, detoxifying agent, and stress reducer. Epson Salt is a magnesium sulfate which is often used in baths or foot soaks to remove toxins which can cause inflammation and pain.
The next ingredient is Baking Soda. Baking Soda is a new addition to my foot soaks. I had started seeing it in several foot soak recipes so I decided to look into why. Baking Soda is also used to detox the body, relieve itching, irritation, and infections. It also acts as an anti-fungal, so it is a great addition to a foot soak for those who deal with toenail fungus.
I use two Young Living Essential Oils in this soothing foot soak. I only use Young Living because I know they are 100% therapeutic grade essential oils. To learn more about why I only use Young Living Essential Oils, click here. In this recipe I use Panaway which contains wintergreen, helichrysum, clove, and peppermint. It supports healthy circulation to accelerate healing, helps support healthy muscles, and supports healing. I also use Rosemary. Rosemary has a woodsy, evergreen scent. It’s used to support minor muscle aches and pains, and digestive issues, as well as improve memory.
This soothing foot soak is a great way to decrease inflammation and soreness while detoxifying at the same time.
- 3 cups epsom salt
- 3/4 cup baking soda
- 30 drops Young Living Rosemary Essential Oil
- 30 drops Young Living Panaway Essential Oil
Add epsom salt and baking soda to a large glass or metal bowl.
Add the Young Living Essential Oils.
Stir well with a metal spoon.
Pour into 1 quart sized or 2 pint sized mason jars with lid.
Create a tag with instructions: Add 1/4 cups of foot soak to a basin of warm/hot water. Soak 15-30 minutes
If you want to more about how to order your Young Living Essential Oils, there are 2 ways to order, as a retail customer or as a wholesale customer. To learn more about these options click here to go to my Essential Oils website.I hope you enjoy this recipe and all of the easy recipes I share here on The Mom Maven. I hope you share them on your social networks. I just ask that you not copy and share the entire recipe with photos. Please use the sharing buttons below and share the link to this post. Thanks!