Having sore, tired, feet isn’t the most fun thing. Regardless of what has caused your feet to feel uncomfortable, it’s always tricky figuring out some remedies that really help to give your feet some real relief. You’ve probably tried some different home remedy type things that are supposed to help give your feet some relief when they’re sore and tired. Or perhaps you weren’t sure any of those things actually worked, so haven’t really given them a try. Well, we found some great DIY soaks for sore, tired feet that we’re excited to share with you. So that the next time your feet aren’t feeling their best you can try them out yourself.
Lavender and Epsom Salt
Soaking your feet in warm water has always been a go to for people, but there’s not much long lasting relief that comes from it. Many experts suggest that when your feet are tired you can go to a simple DIY soak like this to get some soothing benefits on your feet. All you do is fill whatever space you’re soaking your feet in with warm water, add Epsom salt and stir the salt around the warm water until it’s all dissolved. Once it’s dissolved, add in a few drops of lavender essential oil to the water and a few slices of lemon. For even better results squeeze the lemon slices into the water, instead of just dropping them in. Stir all of the additions in the water and soak your feet in the combination for around 20 minutes or so.
Another favorite DIY soak for sore, tired feet in our search seemed to include peppermint. For this DIY soak, you can keep things pretty simple as well. Again, you’re going to want to start with warm water in a place to soak your feet. Once you’ve filled it with warm water, add in Epsom salt and baking soda–the amount is going to depend on the amount of water you have but typically 1/3-1/2 cup of each here. In addition to the Epsom salt and baking soda, add in around a tablespoon or so of sea salt and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Similar to the first DIY soak we mentioned above, add everything into the water and stir to combine and allow the salts to dissolve properly–then just start soaking!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Surprised? We were too, at first It turns out that apple cider vinegar is really great at helping to ease sore, tired feet. For this DIY soak, you’re going to need to add apple cider vinegar to warm water, that’s it! The amount of water to apple cider vinegar also depends on how much water you choose to use. The ratio we stumbled upon seems to be 5 cups of apple cider vinegar to 1 gallon of water. All you do is stir the water and vinegar together and soak your feet for around 15 minutes or so.
What do you think of these DIY soaks? Will you be giving them a try?