Spring time is officially here. Some of you unfortunately can’t tell by the weather, but it is true – I promise. So it’s time to get our skin ready for sun, and our feet ready for sandals. My favorite way is this DIY lavender foot soak.
Epsom salt is fantastic for relieving aches as well as detoxifying the body. The active ingredients in epsom salt are magnesium and sulfur, which absorb through your skin when you soak. This healing salt is responsible for reducing inflammation, soothing itchy skin, relieving sore muscles and stiff joints, lowering stress, exfoliating skin and eliminating toxins from the body. Lavender is incredibly relaxing for the body and therapeutic-grade oils can be used for skin abrasions, cuts, wounds, etc.
Mix those benefits up with some coconut oil and a pumice stone afterward and you’ve got yourself smooth heels and a relaxed body.
Here’s what you’ll need.
- Course sea salt
- lavender essential oil
- Dried Lavender Flowers (optional)
- Epsom salts
- 16 oz jar with lid
how-to: Fill your mason jar with Epsom salt 1/4th of the way up, then sprinkle a bit of course sea salt on top of the Epsom salt, it doesn’t have to be exact. Next, drop 3-5 drops of lavender oil on top of the salts, close lid and shake.
Repeat this process until you get to the top of the jar. When its full, secure it with a lid and make it pretty with ribbons or labels if that makes your heart sing and you’re golden.
Directions for a bath soak: Fill a bathtub with warm to hot water, pour entire contents of a 16 oz. mason jar/2 cups in the bath, let it dissolve, then soak for a minimum of 15 minutes. Drink 1 full glass of water during the soak to aid in detoxification.
Directions for a foot soak: Fill a foot tub or pan big enough to soak your feet with warm to hot water. Pour a half pint/1 cup of your soak ingredients in the water. Soak for a minimum of 15 minutes. Drink 1 full glass of water during or after the soak to aid in detoxification.
How do you prepare for the spring?