Peppermint Foot Soak

June 12, 2013 in beauty,DIY,family,frugal,gifts

3.4K Flares Filament.io 3.4K Flares ×

Hey there, Pinterest friends! If you’d like to receive even more great DIY gift ideas, or other tips and tricks for living a fabulously frugal life, sign up for our newsletter: 4 Hats and Frugal weekly newsletter.

Men don’t take care of themselves like they should. I’m pretty convinced that 80% of the men in my life don’t do enough to just relax and pamper themselves. The word “pamper” is consistently associated with women, but men need a little pampering too! With Father’s Day just around the corner, you have to find a way to take care of the guys in your life that take care of you all year. But, how do we do that without breaking the bank? There’s a post on here that shares 10 inexpensive Father’s Day gift ideas, but I had to take it to the next level.

peppermint foot soak - simple DIY gift

Men tend to keep all of their stress in their shoulders (the world likes to rest there) and in their feet. Also, most gentlemen don’t get pedicures on a regular basis, so you can just imagine the last time they actually took care of their feet. Epsom salt is well known for it’s detoxify properties, as well as baking soda, and the peppermint creates an exhilarating experience for the feet. This recipe for peppermint foot soak uses 3 items that are right in your pantry and would be a great last minute gift. If you don’t have a small mason jar, use whatever you have at home. I ended up making this again and using an old salsa jar.

Peppermint Foot Soak

1 8oz mason jar
(or whatever you have on hand)
2 peppermint tea bags
1/8 cup baking soda
1 cup epsom salt

Place the baking soda in your food processor.

cheap father's day gift, DIY father's day gift

Cut open your tea bags and poor into the processor.

Place 1 cup of epsom salts in the processor as well.

cheap father's day gifts, DIY father's day gift

Blend on high for about 1 minute or until all the ingredients are turned to a powder.

It’s that easy! Take a trip to the dollar store and get a set of measuring cups to add to the peppermint foot soak. A tablespoon added to very warm water is great, but you can add 1/4th a cup to your bath water and really have a heavenly experience.

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
3.4K Flares Facebook 0 Twitter 18 Google+ 2 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 3.4K Filament.io 3.4K Flares ×

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Monica June 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

I love this, awesome idea I am definitely making it! I pinned it too :)

Reply

Amiyrah June 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

Thanks Monica, and thanks for pinning it!

Reply

Jeannette June 13, 2013 at 9:11 am

Oh, this looks divine and perfect for summer! I’m making it today!

Reply

Amiyrah June 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

Yay Jeannette! Let me know how it turns out for you.

Reply

Mandee June 13, 2013 at 9:18 am

This is great! Thanks!

Reply

Amiyrah June 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

You’re welcome, Mandee!

Reply

Marina June 13, 2013 at 9:47 am

Oh my!!!So easy!! I have to try this out but it will have to be after Father’s Day as we travel out tomorrow and all day today and tom I’m playing chauffeur for the kiddos!

Reply

Amiyrah June 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

It’s great for Dad’s but it’s even better for Moms ;). You treat yourself to a foot soak after all that running around!

Reply

Anne June 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

Great idea, forget Dad, I want to use this!

Reply

Amiyrah June 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

Ha! Well, I wanted to say the same thing but we are celebrating Father’s Day. Just make a double amount of it ;)

Reply

Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom June 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

I’ll have to try this out – it looks a relaxing way to pamper myself at home!

Reply

Amiyrah June 14, 2013 at 9:27 am

Let me know how it works out for you, Kelly!

Reply

Brandi June 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm

I can’t believe how easy this is! Actually…wondering if these might make good favors in my bridesmaids’ gift bags???

Reply

Amiyrah June 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm

They certainly would, Brandi! I got the small mason jars right at walmart for 7 bucks, I think. There are 12 in the pack. The epsom salt, baking soda and peppermint tea are all inexpensive too.If you want to get really fancy, you can even paint the mason jar tops with the colors of your wedding!

Reply

Joyce@MommyTalkShow June 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Great reminder to keep epsom salt handy to make this!

Reply

Amiyrah June 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Oh yes, Joyce. Since it’s so cheap, I try to keep it on hand all the time. Also, it helps with my son’s weekly detoxifying bath. His ADHD becomes so much more manageable if we give him a weekly detox with epsom salt.

Reply

Janeane Davis June 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I am looking forward to trying this one on my husband!

Reply

Amiyrah June 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Yay! Let me know how it goes for you, Janeane!

Reply

Heather H June 18, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I just got my first pedicure for the summer. I’ve been hiding my feet for weeks, wearing closed toed shoes, but the warm weather forced me to make some me time and schedule a mani and pedi. I shouldn’t wait until the last-minute. This mixture makes it easier to take care of my soles!

Reply

Arelis Cintron June 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I agree men do not not take care of themselves as they should… tomorrow I’m taking danny with me to get a pedicure :-) this recipe sounds heavenly indeed, my feet feel fresh just reading about it.

Reply

Denise @ Go Cheap or Go Home June 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Oh, I need this SO bad!! Thanks for sharing on Pin it Forward Friday! Got you all pinned up ;o)

Reply

Gaye @CalmHealthySexy July 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Visiting from Pin It Forward. Love the feel of peppermint soaks and lotions on my feet! Pinned this.

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: