I have had aching feet for a long time. I tried many things, and now I know that stretching, shoe inserts and foot soaks are the best remedy. I like to experiment with making things from natural sources; especially essential oils, but I found that some good, old fashioned ingredients are also helpful.
I work with other women who also are plagued with the aches/pains of aging-&-daily-life. So, I decided to make some feet soak powder for Christmas presents. I searched the internet and found this was the base recipe to start: (BUT read on- note that I modified it!)
3/4 cup epsom salts 1/4 to 1/2 cup baking soda
Most of the recipes called for essential oil, but I didn’t want the powdery stuff to glob. Yet, of course, I wanted it to include some scents and herbs. I found Lavender and Honey Epsom salt (faithful Calgon-take me away), and purchased a jar of “Village Naturals Therapy” (found at Walmart) concentrated bath soak. There are several scents/herb mixes available, but I picked Eucalyptus, Spearment, Menthol simply because it was green and I figured the green color would be a nice touch for gift effect.
I doubled the recipe in order to make multiple little jars. I just spooned in what looked like a good mix of green crystals. There is not a certain recipe, this will be strictly to taste. Fell free to pick other variations, or just the basic recipe as above with a few drops of you favorite essential oils….and relax!!