Updated: Dec 6, 2021
Photos by Abi Isa Lee | Written by Abi Isa Lee
Today, we're making Lavender & Mint Foot Soak with our very first guest expert, Gail Todd, from Man In The Moon Herbs. Gail is a herbalist creating affordable aromatherapy and environmentally friendly products for everyday use.
Recently, I was inspired by Gail's blog post about making lavender bath bags, I wanted to take the idea and make foot soaks. So I asked her about tips & advice and invited her to share her expertise with our readers on Crafts-Women.com.
Oh! You must be curious about why Gail named her business Main in the Moon Herbs? You can find out from her About page! ;)
This is the most simple and enjoyable way of making something that helps you sit back, take a break from your busy day, and give yourself the attention you deserve. This also makes a great gift for anyone who's always on their feet!
Read our Q & A with Gail at the end of the post to learn more about Lavender Foot Soaks, and safety tips.
Lavender Buds & Muslin Bags from Man In The Moon Herbs
Key Ingredients and supplies I used in this project:
French Lavender Buds from Man In The Moon Herbs
Muslin Bags from Man In The Moon Herbs
Pure Epsom Salt from Amazon
Peppermint Essential Oil from Amazon
1. Add 2 cups of Epsom salts or 1 cup of Epsom Salts + 1 cup of Sea Salts.
I don't know about you, but I don't normally use measuring cups when I cook. But I've learned my lessons after many failed attempts of making candles and soaps without accurately measuring my ingredients. So here I am using a measuring cup to add 2 cups of Epsom salts into a mixing bowl. I'm in love with my new measuring cups by the way. :)
2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of lavender buds.
Once again, I'm using a measuring spoon to add 3 tablespoons of lavender buds into the mixing bowl. Confession! I'm being extra good today because I just love using my new measuring cups & spoons! -- This is not an AD ;)
3. Add 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Gail suggested adding 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil when making foot soaks to give that extra kick of freshness. Also, you can mix peppermint and lemon essential oils together which will help you relieve stress.