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DIY Lime Mint Foot Soak & Printable | I’m Lovin’ It

 

Mother’s Day is May 12th this year, this simple to make Lime & Mint Foot Soak packaged up in a cute jar with a label you can download and print for free would make a great gift for any Mom.  Great idea for Teacher Appreciation Gift too!

DIY Foot Soak Recipe at TidyMom.net

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Most of us are busy and I don’t know about you, but my feet get tired.  I’ve always enjoyed counteracting the stress of tired, swollen, achy feet is by soaking them in Epsom salts.  Last week when Angie shared a Lime & Mint Foot Soak I thought it would be a great idea to mix up a batch to have on hand while we get ready to move this month.  I’m certain I’ll be exhausted and in need of a good relaxing foot soak many nights to come.

The soothing, homemade mixture of Epsom salt, lime zest and various natural ingredients would also make a welcome gift for Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation ; use the Foot Soak Label template as a gift tag or label, and affix it to a jar or bag to treat someone special.

To make the foot soak, combine 2 cups of Epsom salts with 1/2 cup baking soda and zest of one lime in a large bowl, and add  3-4 drops of lime essential oil and 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil. Stir with wooden spoon to mix thoroughly. (optional, you could add just a drop of green food coloring if you’d like) Pour the mixture into a jar or bag, and use within a few weeks.

*store in a cool dark place, like refrigerator if using lime zest.  If you’d like it to keep longer, omit the zest.

DIY Lime Mint Foot Soak at TidyMom

  • Epsom Salt will soothe aches, eliminate smells and softens up rough skin. 
  • Baking Soda is good for exfoliating, leaving your skin soft and smooth and helps eliminate odors.
  • Lime is routinely used for its energizing, fresh and cheerful aroma. It is well known in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew the spirit and the mind. It is also said to be effective in cleansing the aura.
  • Peppermint is uplifting and fresh.  The menthol induces a cooling sensation, and can help to cool you down,  help ease tension headaches and muscular aches and pains.

Sounds heavenly right?  You can’t go wrong with that combo!

Lime & Mint Foot Soak Labels at TidyMom.net

Download the free labels I made here!

FREE FOOT SOAK LABEL

I picked up my jars at Michaels, the essential oils at a local shop called Herbs & More and the other ingredients at Target.

If you’d like to purchase online, you can find everything you need on Amanzon

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

150 Responses to “DIY Lime Mint Foot Soak & Printable | I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. Merriette posted on May 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for this post!! My kids just made the soak for their Grand mom for mothers day and I wanted to share that we used an old maple syrup bottle to put it. We know she will like it!

    • TidyMom replied on May 10th, 2014 at 9:21 am

      it’s so easy isn’t it? my mom and I both LOVED it last year! I need to make more! I bet that bottle is adorable!! Happy Mother’s Day!!

  2. Kayla posted on June 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm (#)

    I love this recipe, it is so easy to follow and I love soaking my feet in it. I do have a question though. No matter what I store it in (glass or plastic) after a week what hasn’t been used of it hardens almost rock solid. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to prevent this? I wanted to make some for a family member for her birthday but I am worried that it will garden before she gets it.

    • TidyMom replied on May 7th, 2015 at 10:25 am

      you are probably getting moisture in it.  Make sure to not use a wet hand or utensil and try not storing in the bathroom, since bathrooms tend to be humid and damp often.  Hope that helps

  3. Guinan posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:08 am (#)

    Hi!
    I love the sound of this and will certainly be making it. However, I would like to dehydrate the lime zest first, so that the whole mixture will keep a lot longer – lazy me 😉

    • TidyMom replied on May 7th, 2015 at 10:23 am

      oh that’s a fabulous idea!!

  4. Lulu posted on May 4, 2015 at 5:38 pm (#)

    I don’t have Esposim salt, can I use regular salt instead? Will it have an effect on the mixture?

    • TidyMom replied on May 7th, 2015 at 10:23 am

      no, I’m sorry, epsom salt is nothing like table salt, so it will not have the same effects.  http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp

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