Thursday, October 18, 2012

Aromatherapy Foot Soak With Beautiful Beaded Scoop

Give the gift of happy feet with an aromatic foot soak in exhilarating eucalyptus and rosemary.

This soothing footsoak is a thoughtful gift for Mom!

Materials & Embellishments
Wide-mouth glass jar with lid, 16-ounce size
Aluminum flashing tape, 2" wide
Stainless coffee scoop (2or  Tbsp spoon)
Copper wire, 20 gauge, 48" long
Glass beads, assorted
Garnet satin ribbon, 1" wide, 24" long

Foot Soak Ingredients
Epsom salts, 1 cup
Coarse sea salt, 3/4 cup
Baking soda, 1/4 cup
Dried rosemary, 2 tablespoons
Eucalyptus essential oil
Rosemary essential oil
Glycerin, 1 tablespoon

Tools & Supplies
Needle-nose pliers
Wire snips

1. To create the foot soak, pour the Epsom salts, sea salt, baking soda, and dried rosemary into a mixing bowl and stir. Add 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 20 drops of rosemary essential oil, then drizzle in the glycerin and stir. Spoon the foot soak into the jar.

2. To label the foot soak, cut a 3" piece of the aluminum flashing tape (do not remove the backing yet!). Using the chopstick, handwrite "Rosemary Foot Soak" on the tape, pressing firmly to emboss the letters into the metal tape. Carefully peel the backing off without bending the aluminum tape and place the label onto the jar.

3. To bead the salt-scoop, wrap the wire around the handle adding a bead every other time around. Finish off the ends of the wire with a swirl.

4. Tie your beaded salt-scoop to the jar by wrapping a piece of garnet ribbon around the neck of the jar and tying a knot around the scoop. Now that foot soak is good for the sole!

Epsom salts have been used in bath soaks since the mid 1600s, when a farmer in Epsom, England discovered that the salt seemed to heal scratches. Chemically, it is Magnesium Sulfate, but you can find it in cartons at the drugstore simply labeled "Epsom Salts." 

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