Home-made foot soak is the perfect remedy for rainy-day-blues

homemade footsoak with olive oil
Foot soak, originally uploaded by lutterlagkage.

Sometimes the easy way is also the best way – and the most satisfying and beautiful way. That makes me happy to know. I’m staying at my parent’s right now with the girls and while they enjoy hanging out with their grandparents I enjoy the quiet moments I get here and there, getting groceries for instance, all alone in the car, music on and some time on my own. Yesterday I wanted to bring home some foot bath for cold and sore feet. I skipped happily through the supermarket, thinking that that was an easy thought to follow through.
At the supermarket I searched high and low, finding absolutely no bath salt whatsoever! Well at home I decided to make my own version. I whipped up this little number. It’s the easiest foot soak/bath salt/body scrub. Made with ingredients you probably already have at home it is also very cheap.

To make your own bath salt/body scrub you’ll need the following in the ratio described – please go ahead and make a larger portion, it’ll keep for a long time in a carefully cleansed jar:

Salt (4 handfuls)
Olive oil (1 tablespoon)
Honey (1 tablespoon)
a good handful of either fresh rosemary or fresh thyme

Put the rosemary or thyme in a very small pan with the oil and heat it on very low heat for about 15 minutes.You want all the fragrance and the essential oils lifted from your herbs and blending with the golden olive oil. Strain it and throw away the herbs.
Leave to cool for a while, then add the honey and stir. Finally you add the salt and mix it to a pulp.
Put it in a carefully cleansed jar, tie a pretty ribbon around it and you have a great gift for someone special.

Tips and tricks:
You can use any kind of sea salt. For foot soaks fine salt works great, for body scrubs you might want to use a more coarse and flaky salt – though not too coarse or it will feel very uncomfortable to sensitive skin.
For a relaxing foot bath add a few drops of lavender essential oil.
For an invigorating foot bath a couple of twigs of fresh spear mint to very warm water and leave it to cool for a while before adding a tablespoon of your home-made bath salt and dip your tired feet. Peppermint essential oil is also an option, just a few drops will do the trick.

Kick back and relax!

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About Stine Holm Weirsøe

Designer, mother, crafter, lover - in short a living, loving, creative woman.

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