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DIY Peppermint Foot Soak with Essential Oils

This easy DIY Peppermint Foot Soak is a great way to get the circulation moving and moisturize the skin when you want to soothe tired feet. There are many Uses for Peppermint Oil and a rejuvenating foot bath is one of the best.

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I love that you can whip this up in a few minutes with natural ingredients and share with loved ones as well. Natural products actually make the most thoughtful gifts. Make sure to also try the peppermint foot cream, too!

Peppermint oil gives relief to sore, swollen and overworked feet at the end of a long day! A peppermint foot soak is also cooling and energizing and can relieve stress when soaking for 10-15 minutes. I also add lavender oil as it is soothing and moisturizing. If you have extra dry feet, these remedies for cracked heels can help.

Peppermint Foot Soak Benefits

Certain foot conditions such as athlete’s foot, infected and ingrown toenails, bunions, and so on can be incredibly frustrating, painful, and embarrassing. Peppermint is a strong and potent essential oil that can help you overcome these issues. Not only can it improve certain foot diseases and conditions, it can also significantly improve foot odor.

Peppermint Oil is Amazing!

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is in the family of mints, a cross between spearmint and watermint. This herbaceous perennial plant has a long history of culinary and medicinal use. It’s one of the main natural sources of menthol, which is the fresh, invigorating, minty flavor you can find in chewing gums, toothpastes, and breath mints. It is also often used in various pain relief creams, gels, and ointments.

It has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant, mainly to treat stomach issues. In the last few decades the research has also focused on other issues peppermint can help with. It’s an amazing skin treatment, a powerful analgesic, and it’s anti-fungal properties provide protection from various unpleasant fungal infections.

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Peppermint Oil for Feet

Peppermint essential oil has more than just aromatherapy benefits – it also soothes muscles and relaxes achy feet. So, even if you are not necessarily dealing with any skin issues, it can be used on your feet and give yourself some well deserved relaxation and pamper your feet.

One of the most important benefits of peppermint essential oil is the fact that it has very strong and effective anti-fungal properties. Fungal infections are a fairly common issue that can be solved by using a peppermint essential oil treatment.

While this condition is not necessarily dangerous in and of itself, it can be incredibly inconvenient and frustrating due to the constant itching, highly infectious, and a bit embarrassing. Fungal infections can either effect your toenails (fungal nail infection) or your foot (athlete’s foot), both of which you can use peppermint essential oil on.

Peppermint essential oil is a great option if your feet are sensitive and achy. The analgesic ingredients combined with the anti inflammatory ones make this oil an amazing treatment for everyone with joint pain. If the joints and nerves in your feet and toes feel painful or stiff, you can use peppermint oil to alleviate joint and nerve pain. If you have rheumatoid arthritis and find your feet to be the most painful part of your body, topical treatment with peppermint oil has the potential to help you manage the symptoms and soothe the pain.

And last but not least, if you use peppermint oil your feet will smell wonderfully fresh. You can add a few drops of this oil to your foot soak for a nice aroma and an amazingly refreshing feeling. Or you could mix it with a carrier oil and apply it as an overnight foot treatment.

And last but not least, if you use peppermint oil your feet will smell wonderfully fresh. You can add a few drops of this oil to your foot soak for a nice aroma and an amazingly refreshing feeling. Or you could mix it with a carrier oil and apply it as an overnight foot treatment.

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Benefits of Epsom Salt

Epsom salts are a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium sulfate with many health benefits as well as many beauty, household, and gardening-related uses.

The health benefits of epsom salt include:

  • Eases stress and relaxes the body
  • Relieves pain and muscle cramps
  • Helps muscles and nerves function properly
  • Helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots
  • Makes insulin more effective
  • Relieves constipation
  • Eliminates toxins from the body

Read more about epsom salt benefits at Saltworks.

Baking Soda Benefits in the Bath

Adding baking soda to the bath has many benefits:

  • may help soothe itchy skin
  • reduce irritation and itchiness
  • relieve the itching and pain caused by constipation
  • fights skin fungus

Peppermint Foot Soak Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir with wooden spoon to mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture into an airtight container.
  4. To use, simply fill a small tub or basin of warm water (I like these inflatable foot soak tubs) with warm or slightly hot water. Add the salt mixture and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes!
  5. Don’t forget to follow up with a pumice stone to get rid of dead skin cells and a good foot cream afterward.
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Michelle

Thursday 4th of May 2017

I can't wait to try this for my feet! I work all day standing up, I'll be sure to do this the next time I come home from work. :)

angie

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

I work on my feet for 8 hours or more a day this sounds amazing come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Sara

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

I just went running yesterday for the first time in a long time...I could really use a foot soak! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Link Party! We hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

Cristina at Ava's Alphabet

Sunday 30th of April 2017

This sounds amazing and it is full of some of my favorite ingredients! Pinned and sharing. Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. I hope you will join our next party starting Sunday at noon EST.

Lisa Silfwerbrand

Sunday 30th of April 2017

Oh this looks wonderful! I bet it feels perfectly refreshing after a day at the beach or a day in the garden! I will definitely be trying this, this summer. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project Party Last week. You are one of my features today over at www.recreateddesigns.com. Pinned and sharing <3