Whether you're suffering from athlete's foot, or just a long day on your feet, soaking your feet in a basin or tub of salt and essential oil filled water is a wonderful treat.
This blend of essential oils is strong and the tea-tree is pretty medicinal smelling - but is known for its anti-fungal qualities. Just taking the time to soak your feet in the warm, salty water is marvelous!
- 2 cups of epsom salt
- 2 cups of sea salt
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/4 ounce of lavender essential oil
- 1/4 ounce of tea tree essential oil
- 40 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Measure out the salts and mix them together well, making sure to break up any clumps. I find that a large, wide, stainless steel bowl works best for blending the salts.
- Add the essential oils.
- Mix everything together well.
- Scoop the salts into jars or other air-tight containers.
- Use a half cup or so in a basin of hot water. More or less to your preference (and the size of your basin.)
- After soaking your feet, be sure to dry them well and keep them dry in fresh clean socks.
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