Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak Routine

With the weather getting warmer, I’ve decided that it’s time to take the socks off and prep my feet for sandal weather. I grab a big basin that I got from the dollar store, and a good magazine. After doing this soak and the following routine at least once a week for the next month or two, all the roughness of winter will have melted away, revealing pretty feet and toes. The best part of a foot soak? For 15 minutes…I’m not moving! (I think normal people would call this “taking a break”) LOL!

Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak


1 tub full of hot water
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup epsom salt
15 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil


Pour hot water (as hot as you can stand it) a little more than halfway into a basin or bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. After the salt has dissolved a bit, put your feet in and relax!  The menthol in the peppermint and the  anti-inflammatory properties of the eucalyptus always make my feet feel warm and tingly. (Especially after wearing heels). I sit for about 15 minutes or until the water runs cold. Right before I take my feet out I give them a good scrub with some Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub, and then dry my feet. Once completely dry I slather them with Whipped Shea Body Cream and put on cotton socks. The result? Soft heels, rejuvenated feet, and a better disposition. (I swear this routine actually makes me happy!)

  • Do you make your own foot soak? What’s your recipe?
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9 thoughts on “Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak Routine

  1. Sarah

    Sometimes I put marbles on the bottom of the container…as a sort of foot massager 🙂

    Careful when getting up though! Make sure you take your feet out first!

  2. Savvy

    @Sarah what a GREAT idea! I have those marbles that go in the bottom of vases, you know like for decoration? I’m gonna try those! Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Adrianna

    Oh i can’t wait to try this !! It will save me a ton on paying for a pedicure. I’m going to add a glass of wine to my routine 😉

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