If you have tired feet that need refreshing then I’ve got just the thing for you! After a long day shopping or walking around your feet deserve to be pampered! This DIY citrus mint epsom salt foot soak is exactly what your tired feet need to feel rejuvenated and re-energized. Not only that, but it also makes a fantastic DIY gift idea and goes perfectly into a DIY pedicure gift basket. Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday so be sure to whip this together (it only takes 5-10 minutes!) and you’ll have the perfect gift for mom!
To make this citrus mint epsom salt foot soak recipe you’ll need epsom salts, baking soda, one lime, one orange, citrus essential oil and peppermint essential oil. You’ll also want a pretty jar to package it up in.
Begin by combining 2 cups of epsom salts, 1/2 cup baking soda, zest of one lime and one orange, 3-4 drops citrus fresh essential oil and 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil in a bowl.
Stir together with a spoon to mix well.
This is the perfect mixture of ingredients to refresh tired feet! Here is what makes each ingredient important:
- Epsom salt: Soothes aches, eliminates odors and will help soften rough, dry skin
- Baking soda: Known for leaving skin feeling soft and smooth, will also help eliminate odors
- Lime & Orange: Citrus fruits are known for the energizing effects, rejuvenating
- Peppermint: Helps sooth sore muscles, aches and pains, has a cooling effect
I also added a drop of green food coloring to mine to give it a little bit of color. This is completely optional (and will NOT stain feet).
Then package your citrus mint epsom salt foot soak into pretty jars. I used spice jars. Mason jars would also work well.
You’ll need to store it in the fridge to keep it fresh. If you’d like it to last longer and keep at room temperature then simply omit the citrus zest. To use simply add it to a basin of warm-hot water and soak your feet.
Now it’s time to put together an amazing DIY pedicure basket that is the perfect gift idea for Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation, Birthday, etc! I would love to be on the receiving end of this! I found a really cool retro milk crate at Target that I thought would be perfect for this! You could also find a neat metal basin to serve as the water basin for the foot soak! I then stacked two towels in it so you have one for under the basin and one to dry your feet. I included my citrus mint epsom salt foot soak packaged in pretty spice jars.
You MUST include an Amopé™ Pedi perfect™ wet and dry rechargeable foot file. This tool is amazing and leaves feet feeling even better than a professional pedicure! I LOVE mine. You can use it wet (in the shower, after/during your foot soak) or dry. It is rechargeable (yay no batteries!) and has two speeds so you can do it at your comfort level. The Amopé™ Pedi perfect™ will quickly get rid of even the ickiest cracks on your feet and reveal new beautiful skin underneath. It even works on my husband’s dry, cracked feet. I’m really amazed by it. Basically it’s the WOW gift in the pedicure gift basket because they’ll get to feel like they actually visited a spa for an expensive pedicure. You can buy it here and be sure to save up to $17.50 on Amopé products by printing off the available coupons!
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- 2 cups epsom salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- zest of one lime
- zest of one orange
- 3-4 drops citrus fresh essential oil
- 3-4 drops peppermint essential oil
- *Optional green food coloring 1 drop
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into a pretty spice jar, mason jar or plastic bag. Store in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.
*Optional: for longer storage omit citrus and lime zest and store at room temperature.