How to Make a Lavender Foot Soak. After a long day on your feet calm them with a refreshing, soothing soak using lavender essential oil and warm water. Lavender is a natural way to calm the nerves and the feet, with it's lovely aroma and skin rejuvenating properties. Add Epsom salts or milk to the foot soak for additional calming of foot aches and blisters caused by too much walking or ill-fitting shoes. You'll soon be saying, "Ahhhh...."
Things You'll Need
- Lavender essential oils
- Epsom salts
- warm water
- Warm Water
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Rose petals
- Lavender sprigs or essential oils
- Warm water
- Fresh lavender sprigs
- Hot water
Using Essential Oils
Dissolve 1/4 cup of Epsom salts in a pan of warm water.
Add 10 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil to the warm water.
Soak feet for 15 to 20 minutes. The Epsom salts helps relieve arthritis aches and pains, as well as swelling from sprains.
Using Lavender with Milk
Use milk with lavender to help soften corns and calluses.
To 7 cups of warm water add 2 cups of whole milk.
Add 4 to 6 drops of lavender essential oil to the foot soak.
Soak feet for 15 to 20 minutes. Lactic acid in the milk helps to soften rough skin while soothing blisters and other sore areas.
Combine the scent of roses for a foot bath to calm and refresh.
Heat a pan of water to boiling, then remove from heat. Drop in the petals of three to five roses, with the same number of fresh lavender sprigs, or 6 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
Let the flower petals and herbs steep in the hot water for 20 minutes. Decant the scented water into a pan or tub that will fit both feet.
Dissolve 1/4 cup of Epsom salts in the water and soak feet for 20 minutes. The rose and lavender combination is very soothing to the feet as well as the head.
Using Fresh Lavender
Cut three to five fresh lavender sprigs, including the leaves and flowers, both of which contain the essential oil of the plant.
Steep these in a pot of hot water for 15 to 20 minutes.
Decant the water into a larger pot or foot-soaking pan and add enough water to cover both feet. If the water is too hot, wait for it to cool. Don't add too much water to the lavender infusion.
Soak feet for 15 to 20 minutes or until water cools.