Foot Soak Recipes – An Easy Craft for Kids to Make

Join us as we share three foot soak recipes, gift ideas, and free printable labels. These recipes are quick to prepare and there’s a blend for everyone.

Get these 3 foot soak recipes for self-care or handmade holiday gifting. #DIYbeauty #DIYChristmas #handmadeholidays #essentialoils #footsoak #bathrecipe

Foot Soak Recipes

With regards to beauty and bath products, I’m currently in the “Why would I pay for a these when I can make my own for pennies?” phase. Join me as I share not one, but three foot soak recipes to have you pampering yourself (or others) in 10 minutes or less.

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Foot soaks are great when gifted in a jar with a scoop, but are also well-received when given in smaller, or even single use jars. Speaking of gifting them, use anything you can find to store these in. Small hermetic jars keep moisture out well, but you can use mini mason jars, larger candy jars, or preserve jars. In related news, I used the last of my strawberry-guava jam from Hawaii and I’m thinking a trip is in order to replenish my supply.

Foot Soak Recipes from Ruffles and Rain Boots

I’ve created a couple of labels for you: both the labels are free for download!

Very few, simple ingredients are needed for these foot soak recipes. The instructions for all of these foot soak recipes is the same: put all ingredients into a bowl reserved for crafts and stir well with a wooden spoon.

Lavender “Relaxing” Blend Foot Soak Recipe

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 5 drops lavender oil
  • 1 tbsp lavender buds (optional)

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Circle Label Lavender Display
Lavender Relaxing Foot Soak with OVAL 500sq

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Peppermint “Invigorating” Blend Foot Soak

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 8 drops peppermint oil
  • contents of a peppermint tea bag (optional)
  • crushed peppermint candies (optional)

Printable Peppermint Labels (click on the image for your choice of label)

Circle Label Peppermint Display
Peppermint Invigorating Foot Soak with OVAL 500s

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Lemon Mint “Smoothing” Blend Foot Soak

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • lemon and mint essential oils (8-10 drops total)
  • mint leaves (optional)
  • dried lemon peel (optional)

I dried out my peels in a 200 degree (F) oven for about 10 minutes before adding them to my foot soak. Because this is being bottled, I wanted to limit the amount of moisture in the mix.

Printable Lemon Mint Labels (click on the image for your choice of label)

Circle Label Lemon Mint Display
Lemon Mint Smoothing Foot Soak with OVAL 500sq

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Yield: 1.5 cups foot soak

Basic Foot Soak Recipe

Foot Soaks Ruffles and Rain Boots

Join us as we share three foot soak recipes, gift ideas, and free printable labels. These recipes are quick to prepare and there's a blend for everyone.

Active Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 5-10 drops scented oil (lavender, peppermint, or a combination of any)
  • (optional) 1 tbsp additions (lavender buds, orange peel shavings, etc.

Tools

  • wooden or plastic spoon
  • mixing bowl (glass or stainless)

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl reserved for crafts and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  2. Store in an air tight jar until ready to use. Get these 3 foot soak recipes for self-care or handmade holiday gifting. #DIYbeauty #DIYChristmas #handmadeholidays #essentialoils #footsoak #bathrecipe
  3. To use, fill a container with very warm water, add 1/2 cup of foot soak, and immerse feet for 10 minutes. Pat dry.

Did you make this?

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Foot soaks can also be made into fizzy foot soaks (a.k.a. mini bath bombs) using a brownie bites pan. In order to do that, visit my recipes for bath bombs and alter the ingredients: no-fail bath bomb recipe, detoxifying recipe, or my favorite, the moisturizing recipe.

Get these 3 foot soak recipes for self-care or handmade holiday gifting. #DIYbeauty #DIYChristmas #handmadeholidays #essentialoils #footsoak #bathrecipe

Winter feet deserve a quick-to-prepare, pampering foot soak recipe to soften them up. We would sincerely appreciate it if you saved this to a Pinterest board or shared it on your Facebook timeline.

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17 Comments

  1. I love these! I’ve done epsom salt foot soaks before, but I’ve never added anything to them. Great idea!

  2. I love a good foot soak! Thank you for sharing these great recipes at The Wednesday Round Up and we hope to see you next week!

  3. These all sound so wonderful. I think lavender is my favorite. Need to try some of these.
    Thanks for the recipes,
    Bev

  4. Hello my thrifty sister, I am right there with you! How can I even think to pay 10.00 for something that would cost me about a buck to make? Glad you didn’t include the Listerine foot soak…….

    1. Haha – the Listerine, AKA “Blue Feet” soak… I will never forget that, Jen. I’m snorting while being forever grateful that you tested that (and not me)! :)

  5. Wow! These sound great! I’m always looking for ways to soften and smooth my feet. They would also make great gifts! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I just gave myself a pedicure this morning and could have really used one of these! Adding it to the list!

  7. I have been on my feet all day! I can’t tell you how wonderful these soaks sound to me! Oooooooh, ahhhhhh. The printables are pretty darn cute too!

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

  8. These foot scrubs sound divine! I can not wait to try them! I am pinning these right away!

    I am new to the blogging world, and I love your site! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for the pin, Tara. I definitely recommend the lavender one – it’s my favorite right now.

  9. I am in need of this! I think all Mama’s are, this may be something I try and fit in and do for myself in the next few days.

    1. Girl – me too! I am working on a couple scrubs right now too, because I just know my heels are going to need them.

  10. Haha! Yep, I feel the same way!!!! My footies definitely could use a soak! I am feeling some lavender right now! :D

    1. A silly thing: I disliked lavender for years (and years, and years) until recently. I can’t buy anything lavender-scented in the store because it smells so chemically (is that a word?). Making things with high quality essential oil though makes all the difference!