Foot Maintenance Week – Lets start soaking!


This week is dedicated to feet! The cold, winter months are still hanging around, and despite being indoors, we can find ourselves on our feet all day. Nothing feels better than tearing off those dirty socks and kicking up your feet! I am going to share some recipes this week that will leave your feet feeling smooth and smelling lovely.

Finished foot soak ready to be packed!

Finished foot soak ready to be packed!

All the recipes I will share with you this week are going to contain the same three essential oils: Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Rosemary. There are many folklore stories and claims that these three essential oils can treat many issues. I’m not going to dig into those claims this week, so the product recipes that I’m sharing with you will remain as cosmetics instead of drugs. If you would like to learn more about keeping your products as cosmetics instead of drugs, we recommend adding Soap & Cosmetic Labeling by Marie Gale to your library.

I loved the herbaceous and refreshing scent of this blend. I’m convinced that you cannot go wrong with this combination!

We’ll kick off this foot week with an invigorating foot soak.

For this foot soak, I added some Epsom Salt, because I needed a carrier for the essential oils, and Epsom Salts are magnesium which has been attributed to helping the skin and body heal itself. I added the Hydrovance as a humectant, and humectants work by assisting our skin by holding a lot of moisture, making it feel soft and supple.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Natrasorb
Epsom Salt
Milk Powder
Peppermint Leaves
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Hydrovance
Equipment
Mixing Bowl, Bucket, or Bag
Spoons
Scale
Transfer Pipettes

Recipe: (Makes 24 ounces or 680.4 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
4.44 ounces Natrasorb
10.32 ounces Epsom Salt
4.32 ounces Milk Powder
3.84 ounces Peppermint Leaves
0.12 ounces Tea Tree Essential Oil
0.12 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
0.12 ounces Rosemary Essential Oil
0.72 ounces Hydrovance
Recipe in grams:
125. grams Natrasorb
292.5 grams Epsom Salt
122.4 grams Milk Powder
108.8 grams Peppermint Leaves
3.4 grams Tea Tree Essential Oil
3.4 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
3.4 grams Rosemary Essential Oil
20.4 grams Hydrovance
Recipe in Percentages
18.5% Natrasorb
43% Epsom Salt
18% Milk Powder
16% Peppermint Leaves
0.5% Tea Tree Essential Oil
0.5% Peppermint Essential Oil
0.5% Rosemary Essential Oil
3% Hydrovance

 

Starting to weigh out the ingredients.

Starting to weigh out the ingredients.

Weighing the liquid ingredients separately.

Weighing the liquid ingredients separately.

This soak is so simple to make. First, weigh all the ingredients. I weighed my ingredients into a glass beaker then dumped them into a bag for mixing. The bag makes it easier to blend, but it can be challenging to get the bag to stay upright on the scale, so that is why I used the beaker for measuring. Once all your ingredients are in your bag, close the top and shake, shake, shake! I had a bit of a hard time with my oils clumping up in my mixture, so I put on some gloves and used my hand to break apart the clumps.

Adding the Peppermint Leaves to the dry ingredients.

Adding the Peppermint Leaves to the dry ingredients.

Transferring all ingredients into a bag to mix thoroughly.

Transferring all ingredients into a bag to mix thoroughly.

I thought it would be cute to package these in our 3 x 5 Flat Cellophane Bags. We had tons of ribbon lying around, so I used that to seal the bags. Each bag we are sending out is enough material for one good foot soaking.

Instructions: Using a plastic tub or bowl, fill with hot water, add the foot soak, and allow your feet to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove your feet and dry thoroughly.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another foot maintenance recipe!

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About Katy

I am a twenty something goofy, cat-loving, outdoor enthusiast. I enjoy gardening, fishing, and camping. A few of my favorite fragrances are Juicy Pear, Love Spell, and Jacob. I can't lie, I am a bit of a newbie in the soap making world but I am ready to learn and so excited!

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