Give Your Valentine a Relaxing Foot Soak
Looking for a relaxing gift to give your Valentine or even just for yourself?
A wonderful, easy to make gift are bath salts used for a foot soak. Foot soaks bring relaxation and increase blood flow to the entire body.
For an easy relaxation at home, soak your feet in a basin of warm water and add the following:
- Epsom salts
- Baking Soda
- Essential oils, optional**
- Marbles, optional
In a large bowl mix 1 part epsom salts to one part baking soda, mixing well. Put salt mixture into a nice jar adding a label with instructions for use.
Fill a large basin with warm water and add some marbles if you would like. The marbles are quite soothing to rub your feet on when soaking. Pour 1/2 cup of the salts into the warm water. Add a few drops of essential oils for relaxation or aromatherapy. I like to use lavender and/or rosemary as it is very relaxing. Peppermint oil is also great as a cooling and calming oil that also contains antimicrobial properties. Soak for 10-15 minutes, adding more warm water as it cools.
**If packaging as a gift the essential oils can be added directly to the salt mixture, stirring well.
This soak would be a great compliment to a foot massage with your favorite lotion!