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3 Cheap and Easy Foot Soaks

A simple foot soak is a lovely way to relax, make aching feet feel better & soften callusesĀ before you use a pumice stone. It is an important part of a good pedicure.
You will need a large bowl or dish pan that your feet will fit into (at the same time). When you heat your water (or run it from the tap), it’s easier to let it cool down more than heating it up again, but you want to be able to comfortably let your feet soak, so not too hot.

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After soaking, you can use rasp and/or pumice stone (I use the rasp first, then the stone-but if your feet are not very callused you can just use the pumice stone) and a scrub (you can make one- I have recipes for honey lemon orĀ  lovely lemon scrubs, or I love JR Watkins Sugar and Shea Butter Scrub). Whatever you use, use in a circular motion, giving special attention to tougher spots.
Here are three very easy, inexpensive ways to do it.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Soak

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 gallon very warm/hot water (not too hot-you don’t want to burn your feet)

Combine water and ACV, let your feet soak 30 minutes.

Peppermint Tea Foot Soak

  • 4 peppermint teabags
  • 1/2 gallon of hot water (hot enough to steep your tea)
  • 1/2 cool water

Bring 1/2 gallon of water to boil, once it’s boiling, remove from heat. Add tea bags and let steep 8 minutes. Add cool water and test to make sure it’s cool enough to soak feet in. Soak for 30 minutes.

Epsom Salt Foot Soak

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 gallon warm water

Combine water and Epsom salt. Soak for 30 minutes.

Do you ever do foot soaks? What is your favorite ‘recipe’?

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