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Lavender Essential Oil Foot Bath Recipe March 6, 2008

Posted by Enchanted Gift Shop in Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils.
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So, here we go, with the first instalment of my essential oil recipes….

Lavender is by far one of the (if not the) most popular essential oils available. And I like to use it for a number of different ailments and purposes, some of which include, muscle relaxants (strains and aches) general relaxant (putting a few drops on a pillow to aid sleep) and also a room freshener (pop some into an oil burning).

But one of my regular uses for Lavender is for a foot bath — there’s nothing better than coming home after a hard days work (or a long days shopping!) and putting your feet into a warm bowl of Lavender water.

Not only does it relax and sooth you and your feet, but it also has excellent skin rejuvenating properties too — you can use it as a bath soak as-well (just use slightly more Lavender!)

Before you get started, please read this whole article and the disclaimer at the bottom, for your protection and mine!

The recipe:

A bowl suitable in size for your feet!

Some warm water – the hotter you can stand the better as hot water opens your skin pores and they will absorb the Lavender quicker — just be careful not to scald yourself!

10-15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

That’s it — nothing more!


Add the Lavender to the water and give it a good stir (this avoids it settling on the top of the water and also any possible irritation that could occur from it)

Using it:

This bit is really complicated …. find yourself a comfy seat, put those aching feet into the lovely relaxing warm water, sit back and relax … aaahhhh, that was a difficult thing to do, huh! :o)

Ideally you only want to soak your feet for 15-20 minutes … unless you like your feet to look like prunes of course!

Also, if you don’t have any Lavender Oil but you do have a Lavender plant, then take a few sprigs of the plant (leaves, flowers and twigs!) steep these in hot water for 15-20 minutes, then pour the hot water in your bowl (with or without the sprigs, your choice!) add enough cold water so that it doesn’t scald you before adding your feet, and enjoy!

One final tip:

If you’ve got a small blister on your feet, then add 5-10 drops of Aloe Vera (which we don’t sell yet unfortunately!) as Aloe Vera is very good for healing the skin along with Lavender too!


Test the oil on a small patch of skin before use to check if you have a reaction, just dab a tiny amount (1 drop) onto the back of your hand say, then wait for 10 minutes, if you do have a reaction discontinue use, and unfortunately Lavender isn’t for you, but don’t fret you can still use the oil around the house as a freshner etc, just not on the skin.

As always, I only offer this information as a guide, if you are unsure of anything in this article, or you suffer from a serious ailment please seek the advice of a professional before acting on anything written, I will accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using any of the products mentioned.