Herbal Magnesium Foot Soak


Relax sore feet & improve your magnesium stores with this deluxe herbal foot soak. Moisturizing, cooling, and soothing.

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  • Epsom salt
  • Baking soda
  • Powdered oats
  • Magnesium flakes
  • Organic castor oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Dried mint
  • Dried lemon balm
  • Dried rosemary

Magnesium is essential for more than 300 reactions in your body, including nerve and cardiac function, muscle contraction and relaxation, and protein formation. As much as 75% of the population is deficient in magnesium because of the way that lifestyles, diet, and processed food have changed in the modern world. Magnesium is best absorbed through the skin, so adding a daily routine of magnesium spray or body butter is one of the best gifts you can give to your body. Magnesium deficiency can cause: anxiety, trouble sleeping, irritability, low blood pressure, memory loss, and muscle spasm/weakness among many other things.


Oats are full of vitamins, minerals and lipids that add moisture to benefit the condition of one’s skin.” Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart told us, “Oatmeal contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and as such is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e sunburns, eczema and poison ivy).” Read More: Oatmeal Beauty Benefits


Mint Infusion, Fresh Mint, & Peppermint Essential Oil can help relieve even the most severe of acne and blackheads. It also helps to soften and calm dry or itchy skin. Mint controls oiliness as it contains Vitamin A. It rejuvenates and refreshes the skin making it bright and soft. The scent helps wake up your mind and body, clear headaches and open sinuses.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda fights acne, improves complexion, removes dandruff, relieves sunburn, and treats body odour. It is very beneficial to the skin, but should only be used for short periods of time and not to excess.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is an excellent tonic to help relieve stress, anxiety, and nervous conditions. It is often recommended as a sleep-aid, as an alternative to insomnia treatment. It helps with headaches & depression, relieve pain, disinfects the skin, encourages blood circulation, & aids with respiratory issues.


Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil is cooling and refreshing essential oil is used in aromatherapy to stimulate the mind, increase mental agility and to increase focus, while cooling the skin, reducing redness and calming irritation and itchiness.

Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt can help regulate electrolytes in your body, ensuring proper functioning of the muscles, nerves, and enzymes. Magnesium is also known to be critical in the proper use of calcium, which serves as a main conductor of the electric impulses in your body. An Epsom salt bath is known to ease muscle pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles, bronchial asthma, and migraine headaches. The magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Experts believe that bathing with Epsom salt at least three times a week helps you to look better, feel better and gain more energy. Magnesium ions also help you relax and reduce irritability by lowering the effects of adrenaline. They create a relaxed feeling, improve sleep and concentration, and help muscles and nerves to function properly.

What Does “Saponified” Mean?

Saponification is the chemical reaction used in the soap making process. When the oils and fats are combined with lye (a strong alkali) they are called saponified. At the end of the process the lye is all gone, and you are left with just soap. To learn more about this, have a look at my blog post on the subject.


About “Filler” Oils

Cheaper oils are often used as a “filler” but I don’t use them because they don’t add much nutrient value to the soap.

I don’t use palm oil in any of my products, since its production is harmful to the environment, destroying critical habitat for many endangered species, as well as being linked with the eviction of forest-dwelling peoples. Find out more here.

I only use high quality oils and butters that are filled with beneficial nutrients for the skin. Learn more about this on my blog.