Next, if you have a coffee grinder - doesn't have to be anything fancy, fill it with oatmeal and grind that til it's a fine powder - the finer, the better. We want it to absorb into the water. When it does, it gives the water a lovely milky consistency, very smooth and soft on the skin. Add one teaspoon of this oatmeal powder.
Add a tablespoon of good old baking soda - baking soda which deodorizes the feet, while it cleans and softens the skin is nice to ensure having squeaky clean feet - and what doesn't feel better than that?
A tablespoon of sea salt, which cleanses and purifies the skin, and acts as a wonderful grounding agent and spiritual purifier
Add a half teaspoon of citric acid crystals. These, I decided at first to add for fun - they react with the base - the baking soda - to create a little fizz when the contents of the packet hit the water. However, citric acid is also very good for the skin, a powerful antioxidant.
Finally, your essential oils. I find about 10-15 drops in a bag will give you a strong enough scent, but some may prefer less or more. This aromatherapy oil chart is a wonderful reference and can give you some good inspiration for blends to use in your own foot soaks.
Now. kick off your shoes, pour a nice warm foot soak bath, and take a few minutes from your busy and hectic day to pamper yourself! You deserve it!