Our feet take us everywhere, yet we often forget to take care of them! Here’s how to create your very own sustainable, healthy, toxin-free foot spa at home (includes DIY foot soak recipes)!
Your feet can feel tired after a long day at work. Nothing feels more rejuvenating than pampering your feet at home with a truly healthy and toxin-free foot spa.
It is quite often that we don’t realize how tired and sore our feet are until we return home. Then, when we lay down on our backs and take off our shoes, our feet feel more refreshed. You can soothe tired feet with a rejuvenating foot spa.
This article will show you how to make a home foot spa and give you easy recipes. Note that all the ingredients we use here are truly healthy and natural (in case you haven’t learned yet all the nasties that come in the commercial and packaged products – find out about the Dirty list with the 50 ingredients you should avoid on your skin!). Instead, we give you plenty of options so that you can pick what you have already available in your pantry!
You will need to prepare the necessary equipment and ingredients for a foot spa before you can start.
Toxin-free, healthy & eco-conscious foot spa essentials
Natural products for your foot spa
- Large plastic tub big enough to soak your feet
- Warm water
- A jar with marbles (optional, but can be used to massage feet)
- Salts (a tablespoonful of Epsom salts or sea salts)
- Essential oils (lavender, peppermint, or lemongrass oils)
- Powdered milk (2-4 tablespoons)
- Almond oil (1 teaspoon)
- A handful of rose petals (optional)
- A foot scrubbing brush or a foot scrub
- Nail clippers
- Cuticle pusher
- Nail Polish Remover
- Your favorite nail paint
If you are too busy to do that by yourself, you can always get a foot spa gift set. And for those with more free time, let’s begin with a step-by-step routine for your foot spa.
Steps on how to do your foot spa
1. Set Your Environment
You can’t do it just like that. Pick a comfortable place. You may light a few scented candles. This will enhance your senses. Relaxing music is also a good option for your session.
2. Prepare A Foot Soak
Place the marbles into the tub. Fill the tub with warm water and give it a warm soak. Add the salts to the water. Mix in 10-15 drops of essential oil. Use 10-15 drops of essential oil if you’re using a mixture. If you have rose petals, add them. Combine the almond oil and powdered milk. This will soften your feet.
Allow your feet to soak in the warm water for at most 15-20 minutes. You can then relax and take a break by reading a book or simply soaking your feet in the warm water.
3. Exfoliate Your Feet
After 15-20 minutes of relaxation and soaking, it’s time to get to work. Use an exfoliating brush to gently scrub your feet, especially your heels. Use a foot scrubber to scrub your feet for five minutes. You can rinse it off in a warm tub of water.
4. A Gentle Foot Massage
Here is where marbles can help. You can place your feet on the marbles and then roll them around. Don’t worry if you don’t own marbles. You can massage yourself with your hands. A store-bought masseuse is also available.
5. Moisturize Your Feet
After your massage, rinse your feet with water. Dry them with a towel. Use a moisturizer on your feet. You can stop at this point. Now, you can put on your socks. If you would like to give a pedicure, please follow these steps.
6. Treat Your Feet To A Pedicure
Use a nail clipper to trim your nails. To clean and push the cuticles away, use the cuticle pusher. After you are done, apply a layer of transparent nail polish to the cuticles.
Now that you full understand the foot spa process, let’s create some of our own toxin-free and healthy foot-soak recipes!
DIY Foot Soak Recipes For Foot Spa
Chamomile Foot Soak
- Use 3-4 teaspoons of dried Chamomile flowers, or six chamomile teabags
- 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil
- Three tablespoons of raw honey
Coconut Milk Foot Soak
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Ten drops of any essential oil
Clay Foot Soak
- 2 cups bentonite clay
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
Coffee Foot Soak
- 2 cups brewed coffee (coffee mixed in hot water)
- 1/2 cup Epsom or sea salt
- 1 cup raw honey
Apple Cider Vinegar Foot Soak
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- One teaspoon of olive oil, almond, or coconut oils
- 10-20 drops of your choice of essential oils
Baking Soda Soak
A foot spa is a great way to relax your feet and keep them healthy, happy, and clean. There are many other benefits.
Benefits Of Getting A Foot Spa
It Keeps Your Skin Healthy
Calluses and cracked heels can be bothersome and unattractive.
Keeps Your Feet Soft
The spa soaks your feet and massages them. This will keep your feet soft and youthful for a long period of time.
It Soothes your Feet’ Muscles
Warm water with essential oils and salts can be used to soothe soreness and tiredness. This warms the feet and releases tension. It also improves blood circulation. To avoid drying your feet, don’t soak them for too long. This will cause the natural oils to be evaporated and dry out your skin.
Final tips for a healthy foot spa
A home foot spa is a great way to pamper and relax your feet. Follow the steps to set up a foot spa in your home. You can relax and enjoy a foot spa by creating the right environment. To exfoliate your skin, prepare a foot soak.
You should always check the temperature of the foot soak and not add ingredients that you might be allergic to. A foot soak can be made with chamomile, coconut milk, and clay, as well as coffee, tea, apple cider vinegar, and clay. Make sure to do a patch test first before applying these scrubs to your skin.