Moms-to-Be Foot Soak

Moms-to-Be Foot Soak

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


Expectant mothers often experience discomfort in their feet, including swelling and a variety of aches and pains. One way to counteract these stresses is by soaking your feet in a soothing, homemade solution of Epsom salts and various natural ingredients. The mixture also makes a welcome gift; use the Foot Soak Label template as a gift tag, and affix it to the exterior of a small bag.


  • Epsom salts

  • Kosher salt

  • Baking soda

  • Cornstarch

  • Lemon essential oil

  • Spearmint essential oil

  • Coffee bag


  1. To make the foot soak, combine 1 1/4 cups of Epsom salts with an equal measure of kosher salt in a jar. Add a 1/4 cup each of baking soda and cornstarch, up to 1/2 teaspoon of lemon essential oil, and up to 1/4 teaspoon of spearmint essential oil.

  2. Attach the lid, and shake the jar to combine. Pour the mixture into a bag, and use within a few weeks.


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