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.
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.
Cut open your tea bags and poor into the processor.
Place 1 cup of epsom salts in the processor as well.
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.