Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Found in an online search in response to a request for making foot soak gift bags to give to teachers... and posted b/c I want to find this easily in the future. Recipe from:

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups epsom salts
  • 1 14 cups kosher salt
  • 14 cup baking soda
  • 14 cup cornstarch
  • 14-12 teaspoon lemon essential oil
  • 18-14 teaspoon spearmint essential oil


  1. Combine Epsom salts and kosher salt in a jar.
  2. Add baking soda and cornstarch, up to 1/2 teaspoon of Lemon essential oil, and up to 1/4 teaspoon of Spearmint essential oil.
  3. Attach the lid, and shake the jar to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into a bag, and use within a few weeks.
  5. Use 2 to 3 Tablespoons per soak.
  6. NOTE: I tried this myself and used cucumber-melon essential oils. Heavenly!
Most Helpful

I have used this foot soak before, but scalled back somewhat. I would use lavender or tea tree oils instead because anything in the peppermint family, I absorb to quickly and it tends to burn my feet

Abby Girl December 02, 2007

My feet were so sore and dusty tonight. This soak was just what they needed. I scaled it back to about 1/5 to make a small batch, since I was not giving as gifts. Also, I used tea tree oil and lavender. As much as the scent I made was nice, I really do think that the lemon and spearmint would be outstanding!

Ms*Bindy June 01, 2007