How do you save money, but still make time for yourself?
It’s a busy time of year for everyone, and no doubt you have days where you’re so busy your feet start to ache. But going to the spa is completely out of the question – the holiday season comes with extra costs and it’s hard to save money for things like spa trips. Why not take some time out for yourself, and relax with a soothing foot spa in the comfort of your home? Not only will it help ease the pain and help you relax, but it will also cost you much less money than a trip to the spa.
For this money saving recipe, you will need:
- 2 and ½ cups of epsom salt
- 1 and ½ cups sea salt
- 1 cup of baking soda
- Essential oils of your choice (we recommend lavender and peppermint)
Measure out your ingredients, and mix the salts and baking soda well. Add essential oils as you see fit. It all depends on how strong you want the fragrance to be. If you need a number, start with half an ounce of fragrance, and work you way from there, adding more if you want. Store the mixture in an airtight container until you need to use it.
Preparing the Foot Spa:
Make sure you have some fresh towels, a clean pair of socks and something to read (like a good book or magazine). Set these to the side for now. Position a towel at the foot of a comfy chair. Sit plastic tub on top of the towel and then fill the tub with hot water and add ½ a cup of foot spa mixture. Now you can grab your magazine, sit down and soak your feet. Make the most of your foot spa by letting your feet soak as long as possible. When you are finished, towel dry your feet with the spare towel and put on some fresh socks. The spa visit without the spa price tag.