It’s that season of hiking, biking and hot spring hunting. Though a hot bath may be the last thing on your mind in the heat, feet can always use a refresher. Our feet take quite a pounding each day and a foot soak is a great way to care for your sore muscles. Here is a bath salt recipe made with fresh plants from my garden. It’s relaxing and refreshing — perfect for tired feet.
Fresh And Fragrant Foot Bath
2 sprigs of mint
2 sprigs of buffalo sage
2 sprigs of sage (leaves and flowers)
5 sprigs of lavender (leaves and flowers)
1 cup of coarse sea salt
1 cup of Epsom salts
2-3 drops of Lavender essential oil
2-3 drops of mint essential oil
Mix together and use immediately or store for a later date. If you store it, the salts will preserve the plant material and the mix will keep for a very long time.
These are the plants that were available in my garden. If you don’t have these fresh ingredients, think about what you might combine and use instead. Consider using rose petals, cedar, rosemary, juniper, yarrow and lemon instead. Get creative — just use common sense and avoid plants that are irritants.