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Peppermint and Sea Salt Foot Soak Recipe

Feltre Artisan Peppermint and Sea Salt Foot Soak

At the end of a long day, Sea Salt Soaks are an easy and relaxing way to refresh and cleanse your feet. The simple recipe that follows contains just a few easy-to-find ingredients: Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, and Baking Soda, with the addition of refreshing Peppermint Essential Oil.

The recipe that follows will help get your feet clean, refreshed, and ready for sandals and flip flops. This recipe makes enough for 16 foot soaks, so make sure you have an air tight container or Mason jar ready to store the mixture.

To use, simply dissolve 1/4 cup of the Peppermint and Sea Salt Soak in a basin of comfortably hot water, and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. For an extra beneficial soak, exfoliate your feet with a mixture of 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp sea salt immediately before soaking.

Spa at Home Recipe: Peppermint and Sea Salt Foot Soak

You will need

  • 1 Cup Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup Epsom Salt
  • 2 Cups Baking Soda
  • 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil or Other Essential Oil (optional)
  • Mason Jar for storage

To make

Combine Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, and Baking Soda in a large bowl.

Use a dropper to distribute Peppermint essential oil evenly across the top of the mixture.

Using a fork, mix the essential oil throughout the Salt/Baking Soda mixture.

Store the combined mixture in a Mason Jar or other air tight container.

To use, measure out 1/4 cup of mixture and add to comfortably hot water. Soak feet for 15-20 minutes and pat dry.

Makes enough Peppermint and Sea Salt Soak for 16 foot baths.

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exfoliate winter skin with dry brushing

Are you ready for spring? Oh boy, I am. Warm weather finally returns this weekend to the North East, and I could NOT be more ready for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70’s.

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