DIY: Pampering Foot Soak and Scrub


Foot soaks are wonderful spa treat but you can easily recreate this pampering at home with a few simple ingredients.

What you need:

  • A basin large enough for your feet (generally a 2 gallon basin will work)
  • Warm water
  • Epsom salts
    • An easy solution is to use premade mineral bath salts, bath fizzes, bath teas, or natural bath foam.
  • Essential Oils – see the recipes below for some great combinations

Some optional fun things for your foot soak include…

  • Smooth stones on the bottom of the basin
  • Pretty flower petals or flower tops
  • Fresh herbs, lemon or orange slices
  • A warm neck wrap and warm hand mitts while soaking

Another tip is to combine a foot soak with a foot scrub. Just soak your feet for ten minutes, then scrub your feet with one of the recipes below,

If you need supplies, some of my favorite suppliers are:

  • Majestic Mountain Sage:
  • Bulk Apothecary:
  • Massage Warehouse:


Foot Soak Recipes

Soothing Foot Soak

This foot soak soothes aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin.

Mix the oils in the salts and add ¼ cup to 1-2 gallons of water for soaking.


  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil, 3 drops tea tree oil, 3 drops lavender
  • Optional: Add some rose petals or lavender buds to the bath

Lavender Milk bath foot soak


  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salts
  • 1 cup milk (keep powdered milk on hand in case you do not have fresh and do not use fat free)
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil

Mix the milk up in a measuring cup, add essential oils and stir, add to
foot bath water. You can also substitute any essential oils you would
like, but just a few drops.

Foot Scrubs


For a simple basic scrub recipe just mix Course Sea Salt or Sugar
with Essential Oils in a 2:1 ratio.

For example mix 1 cup Salt with 1/2 cup Coconut Oil Then add 3-4 drops of Essential Oil for fragrance and stir it up. Adding one or two capsules of
vitamin E oil will preserve your product longer.

You can store your scrubs in a sterilized glass or plastic container.

Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub

  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar

Lavender Rosemary Scrub

  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • ½ cup apricot kernel or light olive oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil

Tea Tree Peppermint Scrub

  • ½ cup carrier oil (apricot kernel or other)
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • Organic tea tree essential oil 4-6 drops
  • Organic peppermint essential oil 4-6 drops

Almond Sugar Scrub

  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sweet almond or light olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey

Citrus Salt Scrub

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil
  • 4 drops orange essential oil

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