Sunday, December 14, 2014

Peppermint Foot Soak

I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils almost a year ago (by my stepsister, Jill Wade) and I love them.  I don't go a day without diffusing them or applying them topically to my family or me.  They are life changing!  I'm sure there will be more time for me to comment on my love for Young Living, but I wanted to begin my post today by pointing out that I just use Young Living and ONLY Young Living oils when making oily items (like this Peppermint Foot Soak).  

You see, Young Living is the only company that makes PURE, THERAPEUTIC GRADE essential oils in a completely transparent way that they guarantee with their "Seed to Seal" process.  If you plan on following this recipe or any other that involves essential oils, PLEASE note that the $4.00 bottle of Lavender you find at the drug store is not the same thing.  The quality, purity and grade of oils is not the same.  Please do your research and know what you're using on your body.  To get your own Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils click here.

Now let's talk about FOOT SOAKS! This was not my idea.  A classmate from high school actually shared her plans for holiday gifts and I loved it... so I copied it!  (Thanks, Amber!)  It is such a great option because my recipe yields a lot for little cost, has very little mess/clean-up, and has a lot of options when it comes to aroma. It is also easy enough to make that my 5 year old daughter was able to assist (stirring), which was great since these are the gifts she made her teachers!

3 cups Epsom salt
1 cup baking soda
1 cup mix of sea salt and PINK Himalayan salt (makes it look like peppermint bark!)
20 drops of Young Living Peppermint essential oil (or the oil or combination of your choosing)
Glass jars/bottles
Glass or stainless steel mixing bowl (don't use plastic with essential oils)
Fork (to stir ingredients)
Silicon funnel (to fill bottles)

I got my glass bottles from the Target $1 spot (for $3 for 2)!  Everything else I already had at home!  

Begin my mixing the Epsom salt, baking soda, sea salt, and pink Himalayan salt in a large bowl.  (This is a perfect job for a child... like the little girl who picked 11 teachers to bring gifts to!)  Add YL Peppermint essential and stir some more.  I let it sit while I opened all my bottles.  

 Next I use my funnel to fill the bottles and made sure the lids were on tight.  

The theme Amber came up with was "For Your Mistle-TOES!", so I ran with that idea and made some cute cards with directions and printed them on cardstock.   

My daughter signed the back and helped me tie them...

This was a lot of fun and EASY!  Enjoy!

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