How to Use Epsom Salt for Feet: 7 Steps to Baby-Soft Skin

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Do you have dry feet? In today’s tutorial, I am showing you how to remove dead skin, dry heels, and calluses on your feet using organic products. This home remedy is a simple and easy way to remove dead skin from feet and will make your feet soft in an instant! Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Foot spa or bucket
  • Water
  • Epsom salts
  • Tea tree oil
  • Exfoliator
  • Foot moisturizer or coconut oil
  • Buffer
  • Towel
Dry skin on feet before the Epsom salt routine

Disclaimer: my feet do not always look like this! For the purpose of this video, I have let them get really dry, as you can see.

Pouring hot water into a foot spa

1. Add water

Take out your foot spa (or large bucket) and add hot water, just enough so it covers your feet entirely. 

Adding Epsom salt to the foot spa

2. Add Epsom salt

Next, go ahead and pour in some Epsom salts! You’ll be surprised at the great benefits of soaking feet in Epsom salt. It helps remove the dead skin cells from your feet, dry out calluses, and is great as an exfoliant. It can also relieve pain and help with fungal infections.

As you can see, I added a shot glass full.

Adding tea tree oil to the foot spa

3. Add tea tree oil

So, this step is optional, but I absolutely adore how it smells! It has excellent anti-fungal properties, which are good for keeping your feet nice and clean. 

Soaking feet in Epsom salt

4. Start soaking

Mix the water, so all the ingredients combine properly. If you’re wondering how long to soak your feet in Epsom salt, I would suggest at least 10-15 minutes. However, this depends on how dry your skin is. 

Tip: If you have a foot spa, don’t hesitate to add some vibrations for a relaxing and soothing experience. 

How long to soak feet in Epsom salt

Add more warm water to keep your feet nice and warm. 

Foot buffer

5. Buff your feet

After soaking your feet, you’ll probably need to give your feet a good buff around the heels and any other super dry areas.

Buffing the dead skin off of feet

You’ll notice so much dead skin coming off! It’s gross yet satisfying at the same time. Smooth feet give off confidence, especially when wearing heels or sandals. So, this is really satisfying to do. 

Dead skin on the foot buffer

Look at that dead skin! I’m pretty impressed with this Epsom salt for feet hack. 

Exfoliating the feet with a foot scrub

6. Exfoliate your feet

Now that the Epsom salt has helped with 80% of the job, you will still need to give your feet a good scrub. So, grab your favorite exfoliator and scrub your feet thoroughly. Or, you can make your own using my DIY sugar foot scrub recipe.

This step will ensure that most of the dead skin comes off. Rinse when done. 

Drying feet with a clean towel

7. Apply moisturizer

Before applying your moisturizer, make sure to dry your feet with a clean towel. 

Applying moisturizing to feet

Then, apply your favorite foot moisturizer, or if you want, go for some thick coconut oil, too. Whatever it is, just make sure to moisturize your feet. 

Results of using Epsom salt for feet

Using Epsom salt for feet

I now have baby-soft, super smooth, and dead-skin-free feet. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on soaking your feet with Epsom salts.

Not only does this give the illusion that you’re at a spa, but Epsom salt for feet really helps get rid of that bothersome dryness most of us experience. Thanks for joining me, and happy buffing! 

Suggested materials:
  • Foot spa or bucket
  • Water
  • Epsom salts
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