By: Chelsea @ Relax Woman (Excerpt Below)
There are lots of ways to pamper yourself and reinvigorate after a long, taxing day. Spa appointments are one of the most popular options for relaxing and recuperating for most professionals. However, if you have a busy schedule, getting spa appointments can be inconvenient. If you are longing for a foot spa, you can actually do that procedure at home. All you need is just the right foot soak for it. Check out our current favorites.
- What is a foot soak actually?
Answer: A foot soak consists of salts, herbs, botanicals and moisturizers plus other ingredients that are added to a bowl or container of warm water in order to soak the feet. There are lots of commercially-made foot soak products while you can also create your own at home. Foot soaks typically contain Epsom or Dead Sea salt due to their magnesium content, which soothes sore muscles and eases swelling and inflammation. Foot soaks can also contain fragrant essential oils to soothe and relax or moisturizers to hydrate the skin.
- What essential oils are used in foot soaks?
Answer: Foot soaks contain a few or more essential oils to treat the feet, ease inflammation and soreness, moisturize or serve as an aromatherapy experience. Essentials oils like rosemary and wintergreen help calm down and provide relief for stiff, swollen muscles. Rosemary, like cedarwood essential oil, also come with antiseptic and antifungal properties. Cypress essential oil also feature antiseptic qualities and functions as an all-natural deodorant. Juniper berry eases painful muscles while lavender oil relaxes and gives relief for sore joints and muscles.
- How do you prepare a foot soak at home with Epsom salts?
Answer: First, you need to use water with temperature ranging between 92-degrees F to 100-degrees F to get rid of sore and painful muscles. Fill a basin with sufficient water to submerge the feet in. put 1/2 or 3/4 cup of Epsom salt to the water. Put your feet in the mixture and soak for around 20-30 minutes. After the soak, dry your feet completely then put on some lotion to hydrate the feet.
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