Your feet are the precious body part, and taking care of them is essential. Your feet carry you many miles and also maintain the posture. After a long hard day, you feel tired, swollen, and calloused. Your feet carry your weight throughout the day and gives pressure to your feet because of shoes and heels. Reaching home and taking off shoes gives rest to your feet after a whole day.
Having a DIY foot spa at home can help you to circulate the blood from your feet to the whole body. Soaking your feet in warm water with added herbs and essential oils removes the tiredness and swelling. It gives you the feeling of relaxation and ready for the next day. So, you should give attention to your feet by pampering them using DIY foot spa methods.
DIY Foot Spas at Home
Create A Relaxing Environment at Home
Choose a location in your home where you want to have a DIY foot spa. Decorate it using different lights and decoration pieces. Before having a foot spa at home, dim the lights and put on some music that you find relaxing. Make sure that all the stuff you need for the foot spa is close to you and ready-to-use. Light some candles if you want to. The supplies you need for a DIY foot spa are:
- Slippers or socks
You can have a foot spa anywhere in your homes such as a bathroom, living room, or even your bedroom. Classical music and nature sounds give you a more relaxing mood while having a DIY foot spa.
Peppermint Foot Soak
Peppermint includes several aromatherapy benefits and boosting energy. It soothes the tired muscles. Peppermint is having an invigorating effect on your muscles and skin. It also helps to reduce inflammation and gives relief to your achy and tired feet.
How to Make A Peppermint Foot Soak?
- A large empty bowl or basin
- Peppermint essential oils – 4 drops
- Lemon balm essential oils – 2 drops
- Eucalyptus oil essential oil – 3 to 4 drops
- Coconut oil – ½ spoon
Boil the water and add it to the bowl or basin. Now add the essential oils and coconut oil. Before soaking your feet in the water, make sure that the water’s temperature is safe for your feet. Let the water cool for a few minutes and then soak your feet for 20 minutes. Now dry your feet and moisturize them with coconut oil.
Apple Cider Foot Soak
One of the best foot soaks is apple cider foot soak that you can easily make at home. It is having several benefits out of which the important one is that it helps to slough off the dead skin from your feet. Apple cider foot soak also helps you to fight the fungus and odor from your feet.
How to Make an Apple Cider Foot Soak?
- Footbath tub
- Apple cider vinegar – 1 cup
Try to add between 1 ½ cup of apple cider vinegar to the footbath tub. You can use both warm and cool water for the foot soak. In summers, if you want to cool off your feet, then you can use cold water. Soak your feet for 15 to 30 minutes.
Epsom Salt Foot Soak
Epsom salt foot soak helps you to heal the pain from plantar fasciitis. It also helps you to relax and soothe your achy and tired feet. Epsom salt consists of magnesium sulfate that gets absorbed through the skin and helps to relieve tension, muscle pain, and inflammation.
How to Make an Epsom Salt Foot Soak?
- Footbath tub
- Epsom salt – ½ cup
- Your favorite essential oil – 2 to 3 drops
Fill the foot bathtub with enough warm water that your feet get soaked up to the ankles. Now add a half cup of Epsom salt to the water. Add 2 to 3 drops of your favorite essential oil. Apart from the beneficial effect of essential oil, it gives a pleasant aroma too. Soak your feet for 30 to 60 minutes. Meanwhile, enjoy the aroma of essential oils or read a magazine.
Chamomile Foot Soak
Chamomile is one the best bedtime herbal teas. Apart from making a tea of chamomile herbal tea, you can use it for the foot soak. It is having anti-inflammatory properties and also helps heal the damaged and dry skin, and moisturizes the feet.
How to Make A Chamomile Foot Soak?
- Basin or bowl
- Chamomile tea bags – 6
- Dry chamomile herbs – few teaspoons
- Lavender or any essential oil – 5 drops
- Raw honey – 2 to 3 tbsp
Boil the water and pour it into a bowl or basin. Make sure that covers the feet up to ankles. Now add a tea bag or dry chamomile. Let the tea bag and dry chamomile steep for 5 minutes. Now remove the tea bags or sieve out the small particles of dry herb. Now add other ingredients in the water before soaking your feet. Soak your feet for 20-30 minutes.
Baking Soda Foot
After wearing shoes all day and you have smelly feet, you can use a baking soda foot soak. Baking soda foot soak works well for smelly feet. Mixing the baking soda and rice water gives you benefits from antimicrobial properties. Rice water improves circulation.
How to Make A Baking Soda Foot Soak?
- Footbath tub or basin
- Baking soda – 3tbsp
- Rice – ½ cup
- Essential oils – 10 drops
Boil the rice on lots of water so that you have plenty left for the foot soak. Add the resultant rice water in the footbath tub and add baking soda. Now add 10 drops of essential oils according to your requirement and soak your feet for 15 minutes.
Coconut Milk Foot Soak
The minerals and vitamins in coconut are not only vital for your overall body health but also, soothes sore, ache, and tired feet.
How to Make A Coconut Milk Foot Soak?
- Footbath tub or basin
- Organic coconut milk – 1 cup
- Essential oils – 10 drops
Fill the basin with warm water to cover your feet up to the ankles. Now add the coconut milk and essential oils of your choice and requirement. Soak your feet for 15 to 30 minutes. After soaking, dry them with a towel and pat them. Now apply the moisturizer for healthy skin.
Give yourself a pedicure
When you are done with foot soaking off all kinds as mentioned above, you can give yourself a pedicure. Clean the under toenails using a manicure brush. Trim your toenails regularly with nail clippers. It is to make sure that the dust does not get clogged inside the toenails and causes different diseases such as toenail fungus. Dry your feet with a clean towel and pat them.
Wipe the toenails with nail polish remover to remove the remains of essential oils. Before applying your favorite nail polish color, apply a base coat. Now seal it with a clear topcoat.
After a long hard day, you feel tired coming from work. Your feet feel more tired than your whole body. Sometimes you have sore muscles and achy feet. It happens because of the whole-body weight and pressure you exert on them while standing or sitting.
The DIY foot spas are homemade foot soak recipes that relax the foot muscles and circulate the blood to other body parts. Apply moisturizer after every foot soak and massage your feet.