The only thing better than a long hot bath after moving and unpacking (or helping someone else do it) is a long hot foot soak! After all, you've been on your feet all day (and night) and sometimes it's nice to slip into jammies, chill on the newly moved-in couch, and dip your feet into a basin filled with Epsom salts and other restorative ingredients. Your only task then is to not move for a little while, which should be no problem after a day of running around.
For this recipe, I use Epsom salts which help sooth tired muscles thanks to all the magnesium and other minerals in it. I also add honey which smooths and softens skin while reducing any inflammation. The little bit of olive oil moisturizes your feet while the eucalyptus oil energizes them and relieves sore muscles. Its crisp scent also soothes the spirit. The only special equipment you need is a big tub or basin to soak your feet. The best time to use this is at the end of the day after you've unpacked your last box. Get cleaned up, slip into your favorite PJs, brew a cup of tea, and sit back to enjoy your foot bath! Of course, it goes without saying that you can easily turn this into a for-real bath--simply pour these ingredients into your bath tub and enjoy.
1 cup organic honey
1 cup Epsom salts
10 drops eucalyptus essential oils
1 tablespoon olive oil
4-8 cups hot water (depending on how big your basin is)
Combine all ingredients into your tub except the water. Then fill your container with hot water from your bath tub. Make sure to test the water first for desired temperature first. Do not to overfill the tub--the water level will rise once you put your feet in it. Soak for at least 20 minutes. Enjoy!
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