As the days darken and the nights grow cooler I look forward to evenings cuddled up with a book, cozy blanket and hot cup of tea. A couple of times a month I make these nights even more special with warm foot baths. I blend together my favorite flowers, hydrosols and essential oils and escape into my own aromatic oasis. Foot baths are super easy to prepare and are more rewarding than you can imagine.
Ooh, That Feels So Good Foot Bath
Bring a stockpot full of water to a boil.
Turn off heat and add a handful of your favorite fresh or dried herbs
Let herbs steep for 10-15 minutes.
Strain out enough liquid for you to enjoy a hot cup during your foot bath
Pour the rest of the tea in a plastic or resin tub large enough to place both feet
If necessary, add more warm water to cover up to your ankles.
Once the footbath is at a comfortable temperature, add 1-2 tablespoons of Diluted essential oils to the water and swirl to mix with water.
Place both feet into tub, sit back and enjoy your cup of tea.
My favorite herbs for a relaxing foot bath:
Rose petals, Lavender and Calendula flowers, and Skullcap
I like to use coconut oil as my carrier oil for essential oils in most baths because it feels so yummy and moisturizing. It’s great for rough areas like our heels so it’s perfect for foot baths.
My favorite essential oils for a relaxing foot bath:
Lavender, Vetiver, Frankincense (ethically harvested), Hemp, Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium
Only 1-3 drops of essential oils is needed per 1 ounce of coconut oil. Remember it takes a lot of plant material to make a small amount of essential oil. Use sparingly and respectfully.
This is a super simple recipe, yet relaxing to mind, body, and spirit. Take the time for yourself tonight. You deserve it.
For the love of plants,
when energy flows, wellness grows