Gardeners Herbal Foot Soak Recipe

Gardener’s Herbal Foot Soak Recipe

If you come in from the garden with dirty, achy feet then this herbal soak is for you.  It stores well in a pretty jar but packs a powerful punch of soothing herbs in a foot bath.  And why should feet have all the fun?  You could surely use it in the tub too.  Ahhhh.

Gardeners Herbal Foot Soak Recipe



Gardeners Herbal Foot Soak Recipe


1. Fill a pretty jar about halfway full of the Epsom salts.

2. Add essential oils, replace lid, and shake.

3. Remove the lid again, add comfrey and dried herbs, replace lid and shake (again)

4. Add more Epsom salts to fill the jar, replace the lid and shake again.

5. Optional: download and print these freebie canning labels to dress it up.

Garden Herbal Foot Bath Recipe

Herbal Foot Bath Recipe


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  1. Natasha In Oz
    Natasha In OzMay 18,12

    I love this idea! Those herbs you used must smell divine. I love the packaging too!

    If you have five minutes to spare I would be honoured if you could pop by and link up this great post to my weekly Say G’Day Saturday party!

    Best wishes for a fabulous weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. Nicky @dirtandmartinis
    Nicky @dirtandmartinisMay 28,12

    I love this Stevie! Great use for those beautiful and fragrant bergamot petals!

  3. JeriMc
    JeriMcMay 29,12

    Where can I find the dried petals and leaves, spirulina, and oils?

    • Stevie
      StevieMay 29,12

      Hi JeriMC, Here is some information on where to buy that I hope helps you. I’m not sure where you live so I’ll ve general and refer to the internet when I can find links.

      Look for petals and leaves in your garden to dry, or check out a loose leaf tea store. You could even buy some herbal tea in bags and use that.

      When I used up all my garden lavender, I bought more from Amazon: There are just so many projects that you can use lavender in. You can buy smaller amounts as well:

      Spirulina Powder comes from health food and vitamin stores. Here is some online

      Here is an essential oil starter pack that has 6 great scents (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint):

      I hope this gets you what you need. Let me know if you need more info.

  4. kathi
    kathiJuly 10,12

    Where can you get Bergamot petals and Comfrey Powder????

  5. Shari Kalous
    Shari KalousFebruary 6,13

    I love the recipes you put forth for natural health benefits. However I have noticed as like this foot remedy, it does not say how to use it! How much of it do you use and I am assuming you do it in a tub as with any foot soak?! Just a suggestion to add this tidbit of information. Especially if your giving as a gift with the recipes and directions of how to make it! Great posts!

  6. Michelle
    MichelleApril 27,13

    LOVE this idea. Mother’s Day is coming so I think I’ll make a gift basket with a few things in it, including this. What size jar did you use? Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Amanda
    AmandaMay 7,13

    I love this! I’ve included it in a Mother’s Day round up today on Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Joy Klein
    Joy KleinAugust 30,13

    Can this be used by a person with diabetes?

    • Stephanie
      StephanieAugust 30,13

      I can’t see why not, but please check with your health care professional. Good luck!!

  10. Marisa
    MarisaSeptember 3,13

    Please tell me where you got those shoes in the foot soak picture! Love them !

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  12. Sophie
    SophieDecember 22,14

    I’ve made this as xmas pressies for my mother in law, sister in law and mum! Hope they like it! Couldn’t find bergamot petals or comfrey root powder though :( where would you suggest looking?

  13. Emma Bickford
    Emma BickfordMay 3,15

    Do you think the bergamot petals could be replaced with something else or left out entirely? I can’t figure out where to buy them and I don’t have time to grow a plant…I’m hoping to make this for Mother’s Day :)

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