** as seen in the July/August issue of Clean Eating magazine
It’s time to break out the sandals and let your feet enjoy the sun! But first they’re likely in need of some lovin’ after being bundled up for months. You can enjoy the spa from the comfort of your couch and treat your feet to a luxurious lavender foot soak that will soothe and soften with just a few natural ingredients.
Epsom salts can help alleviate achy feet, sea salt will hydrate, exfoliate, reduce some inflammation and speed up the healing of any small cuts or abrasions, and not only is lavender a lovely calming scent, but the oils are antiseptic which can help get rid of toe fungus and athletes foot. Overall, this foot soak is quick and easy to make leaving you more time for rest and relaxation!
After soaking, you can use some of the sea salt to exfoliate your feet and the lower part of your legs or a pumice stone to remove any rough spots on the heels and toes.
Towel dry feet and moisturize with an all-natural moisturizer like shea butter or coconut oil so as to not put toxins back in the skin. You can even try using our whipped body butter recipe!
Lavender Foot Soak
Enjoy the spa from the comfort of your couch and treat your feet to a luxurious lavender foot soak. This recipe will soothe and soften your feet with just a few natural ingredients.
- 1/2 C epsom salts
- 1/4 C fine Himalayan pink sea salt
- 20 drops Lavender essential oil
- 1 tbsp dried lavender buds optional
- 2 - 2.5 liters warm water
Pour Epsom salts into a deep basin large enough to fit your feet.
Add sea salt and lavender essential oils
Pour warm water into the basin and add dried lavender if desired.
Soak feet for 20 minutes.