Foot soak


I volunteer each week at an op shop and by the time my shift has ended l have aching feet. Depending on how busy we are l can be on my feet non stop.

When l get home l love to soak my feet. I love spa treatments but can rarely afford spa treatments, so, l make my own.  This home made foot soak is the goods. I sit and let all the aches and pains melt away. Of course, if l have a gin & tonic in my hand l relax even more, but, that’s just me. You don’t need alcohol to enjoy this.

No fancy equipment needed,


This old green tub is all l use. It’s so relaxing. So why not try it yourself. All you need is:

2 cups of Epsom Salts

1/2 cup Citric Acid

1/2 Bicarb of Soda

Lavender Oil

Mix together and put into a container. Once it has been sitting for a while it will harden.


This is what it will look like, but, don’t worry, just break a piece off and add it to hot water. I put lavender in because it is relaxing aroma; just a word of caution. If using lavender, or any other oil, add it gradually. I actually use an eye dropper and disperse the drops around the bowl. If you pour the oil in it will clump together straight away and you want it loose enough to put into your container.

So that’s it. I don’t have to remind you that the water shouldn’t be so hot that it burns you, but, it does need to be hot otherwise you will be sitting in cold water very quickly.

Something else about this soak. It will form suds when you first fill the tub, but, by the time you put your feet in they will be gone. You don’t need them; what’s important is what’s in the water.  Did you know that’s the case for most things. Chemicals are added to things to make those suds.  The citric acid forms suds, but, l only put in 1/2 cup because l think that’s all it needs. This is an all natural, chemical free soak.

I make this as gifts for people, barter with it and use it myself.  It’s a lovely thing to do for yourself and doesn’t take much work at all.

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