E is for Essential Oils: Coconut Lime Foot Soak
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I haven’t shared much yet about what I do at my day job in my writing here on Ava’s Alphabet. I provide treatment to women who are struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety and I am passionate about helping women get through this challenging time in their life. As you may imagine, we talk a lot about better self care with the women we serve. My fabulous colleague Melissa teaches amazing classes on self care and relaxation (among many other things). She often gives our moms an opportunity to make their own scrubs and soaks and she is allowing me to share her recipe for Coconut Lime Foot Soak with you today. Boy, are you in for a treat! Here we go:
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2-3 drops of Lime Essential Oil* (or any citrus oil of your choice)
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
*There are many choices for essential oils these days. Be sure to look for a pure, therapeutic grade essential oil from a reputable company. Some oils are not truly essential oil and can have unwanted additives. I buy my oils here: http://mydoterra.com/mybalancedlife.
Slowly warm the coconut oil until it melts into a liquid. I placed the coconut oil in a microwave safe glass mixing bowl and warmed it in 10 second increments until it was melted. I gently swirled it in the bowl after each heating. It usually only takes 20-30 seconds for it to be liquefied. Add the essential oils and mix completely. Stir in the Epsom salts and baking soda making sure all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Zest a fresh lime over your mixture and blend well. Store your coconut lime foot soak in a small container. I prefer to use a glass jar – I found the ones pictured at my local craft store for $1.50 each, You could use a jar like this or a short canning jar. I also found that after the foot soak cooled and sat in the container over night, it was nice to fluff it up with a fork for easier scooping when it comes time to use it.
Instructions for Use
Add 1-2 Tablespoons of the coconut lime foot soak to a basin of warm water (or as hot as you like it). Allow your feet to soak for 15 minutes to 1 hour. Relax and enjoy!
Whether you are struggling in your day-to-day life or not, please be sure to carve out some time for yourself. It is so important that we re-fuel our own mind, body and spirit in order to continue working and giving in the way life demands from us. I know it seems like there is never enough time for self care, but you must be intentional about making it happen. You deserve it!
A jar of this foot soak makes a great gift too. Share the love with another woman in your life who needs her own pampering and self care time. I hope you enjoy this easy, yummy foot soak recipe. Let me know how it turns out for you.
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29 thoughts on “Coconut Lime Foot Soak”
I bet this smells amazing. I’ve never used lime in my homemade salt scrubs…definitely going to try it! Pinning!
It does smell amazing! You can add some of the fresh lime juice in addition to the essential oil too. Let me know how you like it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂
Coconut oil is a huge part of my beauty routine, but I never thought to use it in a foot soak like this. Which is weird, because my feet need serious help. I’ll be whipping up a batch of this soon!
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Coconut oil is amazing. I just find endless ways to use it! Let me know how you like the foot soak recipe. And I will definitely stop by your weekly party – I do love a good link party! Thanks for commenting and for the invite. 🙂
A foot soak sounds really nice right now. This would be great for a girls night. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
This is perfect for a girls night. Super easy and so relaxing. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it!
This sounds wonderful! I just bought myself some sweet orange oil-I bet that would smell great in this! And good for you, that is a great day job!! Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Linky Party!
You could totally make an orange version that would be amazing. Use zested orange peel instead of the lime peel too. Yum! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂
Hello, I’m dropping by from the DIY Show Off Party. Your coconut lime foot soak looks very invigorating! I haven’t tried that combo yet. Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks, Donna! I think you will LOVE this combo. Let me know how it turns out. Thank you for visiting and commenting. Have a great day!
Great post, I’d love you to consider sharing it at http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it
Thanks so much, Janet! I’m glad you liked it. I would love to check out your link party. Thank you for the invite. 🙂
I’m doing a pedicure this weekend – think I’ll try this! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” Link up!
Let me know how you like it! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
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Yay! I’m so excited! Thank you so much for the feature. This foot soak really does smell amazing and is so pampering. I will definitely grab a button and will continue to link up regularly. Thanks again!
Mmm I LOVE the smell of lime and coconut! This is perfect for getting feet summer ready!
This recipe does smell amazing! Let me know if you try it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂
I love how simple and easy this recipe is! All kinds of possibilities with this one. I am definitely going to try this at home. Pinning!
It is a simple recipe and oh-so-good! Let me know if you try it and what variations you use. Thank you for the pin and the comment. 🙂
I love the combination of lime and coconut, I bet my feet would love this scrub! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!
This foot soak smells SO good – you will love it. Thanks for commenting and for hosting another great party! Have a great week!
Hi there! Just whipping up a batch to give my sister-in-law. How long does this keep in a bottle?
Honestly, I have used it fairly soon after I make it so I haven’t truly tested the longevity of it. I think it should keep for at least a month if not longer.
Nice, and a perfect gift! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
This does make a great gift. Include it in a foot pampering basket for an easy friend or teacher gift! Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂
I’m looking forward to trying this since I already have most of the ingredients! Pinning!
I love this recipe for many reasons, but one is that the ingredients are all things I usually have on hand. Let me know if you try and how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by with a comment.