Apple cider vinegar and epsom salt foot soak

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Enjoy this simple Apple cider vinegar and epsom salt foot soak ritual one - two times a week to keep your feet healthy.

Want to know my new favorite way to relax?

Foot soaks!

Last month, my husband and I noticed our sweet one-year-old son had an ingrown toenail. We did not even know babies got ingrown toenails, but it wasn't entirely surprising. Our son Patrick had outgrown his shoes, and due to the local closures of stores all around us (corona stay at home orders 2020), there was no way to get him a new pair here in Tunisia. Apparently tight shoes = unhappy feet. To help relieve the redness and possible soreness, I started making him apple cider vinegar, coconut milk, and epsom salt foot soak with lavender essential oil several times a day.

The foot soak relieved his symptoms on the first bath. But he really enjoyed splashing his feet in there.

go all out

Patrick enjoyed his feet soaks so much, I began to wonder why I never took the time to make one for myself! So that weekend I decided I would be sure to make one for myself. And I have made one every week since! You can get creative and all other skin-friendly essential oils, and skip the coconut milk if you desire. I just decided I wanted to go ALL OUT on my foot soak! magnesium epsom baths can ease stress and pain related to inflammation.

I enjoy my foot soak during a quiet, relaxing time where I can sit in the garden undisturbed with a book. I like to sit until the water is no longer warm (approximately half an hour) and this relaxing ritual has become such a beautiful act of self-care. My children now ask for their foot soaks to be beautiful and botanical, just like mine.

I can imagine these baths would be absolutely dreamy in your actual tub as well. I will have to try it tonight! Surrounding ourselves with natural elements like flowers, oils, herbs and more raises our vibration so why not soak in all of the good vibes and take a botanical, herb, citrus milk bath tonight?! Or better yet ... DURING THE DAY! I have a daytime bath on my bucket list this summer. What's on yours?

Here's what you need

(linked below):

basin to hold your bath
coconut milk

apple cider vinegar

epsom salt

lemon slices
fresh flowers
fresh herbs
essential oils (we use lavender)

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Apple cider vinegar epsom salt detox foot soak

Apple cider vinegar epsom salt detox foot soak

Yield: 1 foot soak
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Relax and unwind while you enjoy this simple Apple cider vinegar and epsom salt foot soak ritual one - two times a week to keep your feet healthy.


  • Warm water
  • ½ cup epsom salt
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup coconut milk (optional)
  • flowers (optional)
  • fresh herbs (optional)
  • one citrus fruit, sliced (optional)
  • skin loving essential oils (lavender, tangerine & tea tree are examples that we love to use in our baths)


  • basin for soaking


    Fill your basin with warm water until it’s deep enough to cover your feet.
    Add ½ cup of Epsom salt to the warm water.

    Add ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
    Add ½ cup of coconut milk.
    Add your flowers, citrus, fresh herbs and essential oils.
    Soak your feet for 30 to 60 minutes.
    Moisturize your feet thoroughly after soaking them.

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I hope you spend some time this week relaxing, enjoying the summer sun and soaking your feet! 🙂

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Sarah is the creator of frolic & fare, a home, recipe and garden blog filled with romanticized projects to add beauty to the everyday. 
Sarah is a sleep researcher, aromatherapist and herbalist who loves to create botanical and herbal infused recipes for simple, seasonal living.