Looking for inspiration for a luxurious at home pedicure? With this Foot Salt Soak you’ll transform your feet into beach worthy gems.
Sandal season is upon us.
But when your feet have spend most of their time in warm winter socks and pleather boots, like mine, you might not be ready to show them off just yet.
For me, a pedicure was long overdue. As much as I love getting a pedicure at a spa, it can be very pricey.
Enter this easy DIY solution. These Fancy Foot Soak Disks not only look pretty in your bath room, they also give you a spa like luxurious experience.
Let’s take a look at the amazing ingredients in these Foot Soak Disks.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Sweet smelling cocoa butter will not only keep these disks together.
This butter will also moisturize your feet like crazy. Leaving your skin feel silky smooth.
Epsom salt + Pink Himalayan Salt
The bath salts in these salt soaks will relax your feet and help exfoliate them.
You guys know by now that I like to use bath salts. I use them in my Bath Bombs with colored Epsom Salt, my Geode Bath Melts and my Geode Bath Bombs.
I chose a combination of Epsom salt and pink himalayan salt, mainly because the little pink specks in the disks look amazing. You can often find pink himalayan salts for bath purposes where you would get other bath salts, like dead sea salt or Epsom salt.
You can play around with the proportions of the salts. To get the Foot Salt Soak look a lot more pink, I also made a version where I swapped 1/4 cup of Epsom salt for more Pink Himalayan Salt.
Baking soda + Citric acid
Also known as the base ingredients for a bath bomb. When you drop the Foot Soak Disk into water the baking soda and citric acid will start to react with each other.
This fizzing reaction adds a fun element to the salt soak. But it will also help disperse the oils and salts into the water.
I also added a few drops of essential oils to my Foot Soak Disks. In this recipe I chose peppermint and tea tree essential oil.
Tea tree essential oil is known for its anti-bacterial power, a treat for stinky feet.
Peppermint essential oil feels very fresh and cooling on the skin. It also masks the scent of the tea tree essential oil. Peppermint really wakes up your feet.
You can choose from a large variety of essential oil. Pick lavender if you want a relaxing foot soak. Go with chamomile for an anti-inflammatory boost. Or choose ylang ylang for a sweet floral sensation.
Keep in mind that essential oils are very concentrated. A little goes a long way! Read the instructions and contraindications on the bottle first.
Fancy Foot Soak Disks
Your DIY Pedicure at home has never felt this fancy! Drop a disk in a tub of water and watch it fizz away. Enter your feet and let the salt and cocoa butter soften your heels and toes.
- 2 tablespoons (15 g) cocoa butter
- 3/4 cup (200 g) Epsom salt
- 1 tablespoon (12 g) pink Himalayan salt
- 1/4 cup (60 g) baking soda
- 2 tablespoons (25 g) citric acid
- 3 to 6 drops essential oil (optional)
- 2 tablespoons dried flowers (optional)
- Melt cocoa butter in a heat proof bowl using the double boiler method or melt in the microwave on a low setting. Take the melted butter from the double boiler or take it out of the microwave.
- Add salt and baking soda and stir well to combine. Add citric acid powder last en stir until everything is evenly incorporated.
- At this point you can also add the essential oils and dried flowers. Stir everything together until the flowers and oils are spread through the mixture.
- Scoop the mixture into your molds. Press it down firmly between each scoop.
- Place the molds covered in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until they are set. Take them out of their molds and store them in a closed container.
The size of the Foot Soak Disks depends on the amount of water you use. If you use a smaller tub, start with half a disk.
How To Use your Foot Soak Disks:
- Fill a large tub with warm water. I use them in my bath tub, sitting on the edge with only my feet in the water.
- Drop 1 or half of a Foot Soak Disk into the water. Watch it fizz and spread in the water.
- Swing your feet into the tub and let them soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Take your feet out of the tub and clean them well. The butter can make your tub and feet slippery, so be extra careful when you get out of the tub and make sure to clean everything well.
- Continue your DIY spa day. Give yourself a foot massage and give those toes a nail polish makeover.
How To Store your Foot Soak Disks:
Keep these disks in a container with a lid. Make sure no water can get to them, as this might set them off or make them spoil.
If you take good care of your foot soak disks, they should keep at least 6 months.
You can make plenty for yourself, or give someone the gift of gorgeous soft feet!
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Jessica M Marshall
Sunday 22nd of December 2019
I agree with the last commenter, they don't hold at all. Also there's no info about the size of the mold, so it's hard to know how much half a disk is.
Saturday 1st of January 2022
@Jessica M Marshall, looks to me as though a muffin tin was used as a mood, but just guessing. Maybe try and see if you get the 5 - 7 discs.
Sunday 15th of December 2019
I’ve made these epsom salt foot disks, but they don’t hold together at all, even after an overnight in the fridge. What do you suggest?