Whenever I go to yoga I become re-acquainted with the state of my feet. A few forward folds and some yogi gripping and I’m thinking I need to whip up a DIY pedicure—stat. Then I leave class and completely forget. But I finally remembered! This wonderfully fresh smelling Dead Sea Foot Soak is just the thing for iffy looking winter toes.
It comes together in a flash; a quick whir of the coffee grinder (definitely one you only use for DIY projects!), some scooping, a wee bit of stirring, and you’re done. The ingredients are also wonderfully simple. Regular table salt makes for a nice skin softening base that we’ll blend our essential oils in. Dead sea salt brings loads of wonderful minerals to the mix, and acidic citric acid turns our soak into something that will help break down dead skin so you can exfoliate the ever living bejeebus out of your feet post-soak.
For essential oils I chose a beautiful blend of bright, citrussy bergamot and fresh, revitalizing fir balsam. The blend is wonderfully bright and clean, and I just love having it wafting up as my toes soak. If you don’t have fir balsam, pine would be a good alternative. You could try other citrus essential oils instead of bergamot, but bergamot is unique in that it’s not as juicy smelling as other citrus essential oils, so I’m not sure how that would work out in the olfactory department. Let me know if you try it!
Dead Sea Foot Soak
3 tbsp Dead Sea salt
1/4 cup citric acid
3 tbsp table salt
15 drops bergamot essential oil
10 drops fir essential oil
Combine the Dead Sea salt and citric acid in a bowl and stir them together.
Combine the table salt and essential oils in your DIY coffee grinder and blend them together to evenly distribute the essential oils. Stir the essential oil salt into the Dead Sea salt and citric acid. That’s it!
I find this makes enough to fill a 1/2 cup mason jar, with enough left over to do a foot soak straight away. I added about 3 tbsp of the mix to a bathroom sink full of hot water and soaked my feet for about 15 minutes before rinsing them off and buffing them down with a towel to exfoliate them. Following up with some Rocky Mountain Foot Butter is a great idea, too 🙂