Lime Mint DIY Foot Soak & Printable
Mother’s Day is May 12th this year, this simple to make Lime & Mint DIY 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!
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DIY Foot Soak is the BEST Thing For Tired Feet
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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 little treat for your feet 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.
How To Make Homemade Foot Soak
(printable recipe card at the end of the post)
- combine Epsom salt with baking soda and zest of one lime
- add a few drops of lime essential oil and peppermint essential oil.
- Stir with wooden spoon to mix thoroughly.
- 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.
Why You Need To Make This DIY Foot Soak
- 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!
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FREE FOOT SOAK LABEL
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DIY Lime Mint Foot Soak & Printable
enjoy counteracting the stress of tired, swollen, achy feet is by soaking them in this Lime and Mint DIY Foot Soak. Put it in a jar, with free printable label and it makes a great gift!
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- zest of one lime
- lime essential oil
- peppermint essential oil
- Combine Epsom salt with 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 a wooden spoon to mix thoroughly. (optional, you can 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.
- Download, print and attach label with instructions for use.
- Add 1/2 cup of foot soak to basin of warm water.
- Place tired feet into foot bath, sit back, relax and enjoy!
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I have everything to make the foot soak except the lime essential oil. Do you think I could just add more zest?
I have to try this one! I like natural moisturizer with lavender oil to refresh the tired feet. I will probably use natural anti-fungal soap to get more healthy skin.
I love DIY body products! AND I have ALL the ingredients! Someone’s feet are going to be VERY happy!
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!
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!!
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.
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
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 😉
oh that’s a fabulous idea!!
I don’t have Esposim salt, can I use regular salt instead? Will it have an effect on the mixture?
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
I just found this pin. How long does the product last, how much do you use each time, and finally, does the remainder need to be refrigerated? Thank you.
This sounds heavenly. Due to lymphedema my left foot./leg swells along with drier skin. Need to keep skin well moisturized especially in Summer when barefooting around.
So glad you shared this, will make some for myself as well as friends.
I get really cute round shaped jars 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby, usually have them on sale couple times a month in all sizes. Will need to wait til can afford the oils.
Happy Mother’s Day to you
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Today’s date is 10/13/2018 I want to make this for a Christmas Present. Will it last from now till then in an air tight jar?
you should be ok, as long as you don’t use the lime zest
Do you know how many ounces the jars were that you used?
How long would it last with The zest if it isn’t storet in The fridge??