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November 4, 2015

This easy-to-brew foot soak combines natural ingredients that can help soothe and disinfect even the most disheveled pair of feet. Epsom salt is included to encourage circulation and relieve soreness and stiffness. Honey, lime, and niaouli essential oil help discourage bacteria that causes itching and stinky feet.

DIY Pedicure Soak for Super-Soft Feet

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 1 teaspoon niaouli essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced

Preparation

Dissolve the Epsom salt into the hot water. In a small bowl, mix the essential oil with the honey. Add a little of the hot saltwater to the mixing bowl and stir until the honey has dissolved. Add the lime juice, then pour the mixture into a foot bath along with the remaining hot saltwater.

Use

Soak your feet in the hot mixture for at least 15 minutes or until the water cools to room temperature. Pat dry, then follow with a scrub and pedicure.

Photo by Kimberly Davis

Excerpted from The Natural Beauty Solution by Mary Helen Leonard. Copyright © 2015 by Mary Helen Leonard and Spring House Press.

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Mary Helen Leonard
Mary Helen Leonard

A decade ago, Mary Helen Leonard decided to make bath and body products for holiday gifts. In researching the supplies, she discovered a fascinating world of ingredients that sparked her curiosity and set her on a path to natural beauty. Today, she works for one of the nation’s leading natural ingredient suppliers as a formulator and author for their blog, The Natural Beauty Workshop, while also sharing DIY recipes for natural skin care, hair care, and green living on her own blog, Mary Makes Good. When not providing tips and assistance to readers, she can be found teaching natural beauty classes and workshops in her hometown of Austin, TX.