What could be better than getting home, running some warm water, and sitting with your feet soaking away the stresses of the day? A home foot spa is an easy way to make this an everyday reality.
Why A Foot Spa At Home?
Getting to the spa is an occasional thing, and usually special occasions. An upscale pedicure experience with added pampering can cost as much as $80, so it’s not something that can be an everyday experience. A foot spa at home allows you to tap into that feeling of refreshment and relaxation without needing to break the bank.
Creating your own spa for feet at home is simple. All you need is a foot soaking basin or bathtub, a favorite foot soak epsom salt blend, warm water, and a soft, dry towel. Taking a foot soak only takes around 15 to 20 minutes, so it’s an easy and effective self-care tool that can be fit into even the busiest schedules.
Creating Your Foot Spa Experience
While building your own foot spa experience at home, consider what you want out of at-home spa treatment. You can mimic a real spa atmosphere, you can incorporate hobbies or things you enjoy in your downtime, you can use the period for silent mindfulness – it’s all in what you want your experience to be.
First and foremost, set your foot spa area. You might wish to take your soak in the bathroom using a bathtub or a foot soaking basin, or you might want to take your soaking experience elsewhere. With a foot soaking tub, you can create your spa outside on a patio or anywhere you feel most comfortable. Choose an area that allows for quiet and gives you an opportunity to really sink into the spa-like atmosphere you’ve built.
Once you have your area chosen, set up your area with things that provide you with calm, mindfulness, and rejuvenation. You may wish to set up candles on the counter or shelves, place a speaker that allows you to play relaxing music, bring in a book stand for reading as you soak, or grab a few puzzle books to help you to release your mind into something fun. For those who like to soak outside on the patio, you might bring along a candle for gentle light, a cup of tea to enjoy while you feel the breeze, and a blanket to drape over your shoulders just in case it gets a little breezy.
Now that you have your location set, and you’ve set the location, it’s time to get ready for the soak. Either fill the bathtub or soaking basin with a few inches of warm water. You want enough water to completely submerge the feet up to the ankle, and you want the water to be comfortably warm without getting too hot. After the warm water has been drawn, add about 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favorite foot soak per gallon of water used. If you’re new to foot baths, start with 1 tablespoon per gallon and work your way up to 2 as you feel more comfortable with how you enjoy a soak.
As you’re soaking, take time to feel the soothing power of warm water and epsom salt. Feel the comforting, the ease of stress, and the positive mood boost that the soak encourages. If you’ve set up candles, music, or brought a book, enjoy what makes you happy as you soak for an even more pampering experience.
Once your soak is complete, you can remove your feet from the soak or add in a little additional self-care with a scrub. Using your epsom salt scrub, take a small palm full and massage the salt into the feet, gently rubbing away dead skin to leave behind energized and rejuvenated skin. Rinse away the salt and you’re ready to dry off.
A foot soak should last for around 15 to 20 minutes, and after the soak make sure to pat the skin dry with a clean, soft towel.
Use Your Soak To Set Your Mood
If you’re looking to relax, to energize, to revive – there’s a soak for that. Two popular soaks that work well for new and experienced home foot spa users are:
Circulation Foot Soak – For an uplifting and comforting experience, Circulation Foot Soak is ideal. This soak combines USP grade epsom salt, MCT fractionated coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils of warm ginger, fresh cypress, cooling eucalyptus, and calming lavender. The cypress essential oil adds in a bit of a fresh air experience, perfect for those who like to take their foot soaking spa outside. Ginger is warm and comforting, lavender soothing and relaxing, and eucalyptus adds just that touch of cool refreshment to give the feet an uplifting energy boost.
- Detox Foot Soak – For a grounded reenergizing experience, Detox Foot Soak is the perfect choice. This USP grade epsom salt soak features MCT fractionated coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, Vitamin C crystals, and essential oils of zingy lemon, cool peppermint, grounding frankincense, and soothing lavender. This highly balanced soak brings the bright freshness of lemon alongside the tingly cool aroma of peppermint, but keeps the aromatherapy grounded with relaxing lavender and earthy frankincense. The ideal “anytime” soak, it’s one that works just as well after a long day and before bed as it does in the mid-afternoon for a quick pick-me-up.