Easy DIY Relaxing Foot Bath Recipe with Essential Oils

It’s the end of a hard day. Your feet hurt, your head hurts, and you’re just ready to be done. 

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? This DIY foot soak with Epsom salt recipe will get you off your feet, relaxed, and detoxed. 

relaxing foot bath recipe

Katie here from Simply Earth. I’m an aromatherapist and plan the subscription recipe box. All our recipes are created by aromatherapists and used by them, so you can know they’re safe. Before I went to being a full-time mom and aromatherapist, I was a middle school teacher.

This recipe takes me back to my teaching days, where at the end of the day I just needed to be done with students (even though I loved them!) and put my feet up. This recipe is something I definitely would have looked forward to after one of those days. 

I love this recipe for rest and relaxation it brings after a tiring day. It’s definitely a recipe to keep on hand to get you rested and reset.

relaxing foot bath recipe

Here are the non-toxic ingredients you’ll need to make your relaxing foot bath recipe

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt supports your circulation and your skin’s natural detox process. 

Ho Wood Essential Oil

Ho Wood Essential Oil: This essential oil will help calm and relax you. It’s pain-relieving and helps ease tension.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil supports your circulation to help your body healthy. Its calming aroma will help you rest after a hard day. 

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated Coconut Oil dilutes the essential oil so that it’s safe to use on your skin. 

relaxing foot bath recipe
relaxing foot bath recipe

This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting Ho Wood Essential Oil properly. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

This recipe is safe to use around cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats check out this blog post.

This recipe is safe to use around dogs.  For more information on using essential oils with dogs check out this blog post

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Relax and Detox Foot Soak


  • 1 Tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • 4 drops Ho Wood Essential Oil

  • 3 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil

  • 1 cup Epsom Salt

  • Small jar or similar container


  • In a small bowl mix essential oils and fractionated coconut oil together. 
  • Add salt and stir until oil is evenly incorporated.
  • Store in a sealable container.
  • To use, add ¼ cup of foot bath to a foot bath and fill the rest of the way with warm water. Relax and let the bath do its work to promote circulation and detox. 


    And enjoy this relaxing foot bath recipe. It’ll make your day that much better. Let us know what you think about this recipe by commenting below or connecting with us on social media @fromsimplyearth!

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