How to Do a Relaxing Foot Spa At Home In Just 8 Simple Steps

by Divyata Raut
LIFESTYLE  |  March 15, 2018
  • Prepare all your materials first
    1 / 9 Prepare all your materials first

    Before you immerse yourself in a session of complete bliss, gather all the following materials. You will need a large tub (to soak your feet in), warm water, Epsom salts (sea salt works too), your choice of essential oils, natural exfoliating grains, a moisturiser and a towel. Wear your comfy bottoms and get ready!

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  • Create a lovely ambience
    2 / 9 Create a lovely ambience

    Switch your mobile phone on silent and alert everyone in your household that a spa treatment for you in session so that you face minimal disturbances. We want to make this spa feel as real as possible! Pick a quiet spot and create a relaxing environment for yourself. We’re talking dim lights, aromatic candles, a comfortable seat and some lounge music.

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  • Prep your toenails
    3 / 9 Prep your toenails

    If your toenails are already cut, cleaned and shaped, you may skip this step. To have the ultimate foot spa experience, cut and file your toenails to your desired length and shape. Use the tip of your pedicure apparatus to remove the buildup of dirt and grime beneath your toenails. Once you are satisfied with your clean toes, you’re in for a real treat!

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  • Fill a tub with warm water
    4 / 9 Fill a tub with warm water

    Fill your huge tub with warm water. This is the exciting part- you can personalise the composition of the water according to your needs and preferences. Add some milk to the tub for softer and brighter skin, or pour in some pre-brewed herbal tea to detoxify your feet. 

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  • Add pebbles to you tub
    5 / 9 Add pebbles to you tub

    Add some smooth stones or marbles to your tub. These smooth pebbles will serve as an amazing massage tool for your tired soles. Just lightly roll your feet over the pebbles for a quick massage, or step on them lightly for some acupressure relief.

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  • Add your salts and essential oil
    6 / 9 Add your salts and essential oil

    Mix in a few teaspoons of Epsom or sea salt to your tub. Next, infuse the water with a few drops of essential oil that will release a delicate scent as you swish your feet around. Lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, lemongrass and chamomile are all wonderful options. Olive, coconut or almond oil work too. To beautify the visual experience of your foot soak, add a handful of tea leaves or rose petals.

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  • Relax
    7 / 9 Relax

    This is the best part. Immerse your feet in the rub, sit back and relax. Close your eyes for a short nap as you take in the music, inhale the lovely scent and unwind for the next 15-20 minutes. Pretty sure this is what we call bliss.

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  • Exfoliate
    8 / 9 Exfoliate

    Once the foot soak has done its magic, slough the dead skin off your feet with natural exfoliating grains. You can easily prepare this by mixing in either coffee grains, sugar or rolled oats in a moisturising oil of your choice. Using your hands, massage the scrub all over your feet, focusing on possible problem areas like your heels. Rinse it off with warm water to reveal rejuvenated and happy feet.

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  • Moisturise
    9 / 9 Moisturise

    At this point, the muscles in your feet will feel relaxed and your skin will be tingly after the foot scrub massage. Immediately follow up by hydrating your skin with a handful of fragrant oil or foot lotion. Here’s a tip- slip on some socks after moisturising your feet. They will intensify the hydration benefits and keep any dust and dirt from the floor from sticking to your feet. 

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