Looking for a really amazing foot mask for tired feet but don’t really have the cash to blow on a pricey beauty product?
Well, you’re in luck, sunshine!
Below, we’ll show you how to make your own DIY foot masks that are incredibly soothing on your achy tootsies.
Just keep reading to find out how easy (and CHEAP) it is!
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How to Make a Really Great Foot Mask for Tired Feet
Listen, I know you give a lot of love to your skin and hair, but your feet need love too.
In an ideal world, you’d have both the time and money for a full pampering treatment at a spa.
Since we don’t exactly live in the land of unlimited funds, though, how about we start small by talking about a DIY foot mask for tired feet?
Here are some of the easiest and most budget-friendly ideas to try.
1.Baking Soda Foot Scrub
If you’re super short on both cash and time, you’re going to LOVE this one. It’s literally one ingredient, and a cheap one at that.
And preparing the mask is easy-peasy. You simply toss three tablespoons of baking soda in bucket of warm water, allow it to dissolve, and then soak your feet in it!
To pamper your tired feet, even more, prepare a baking soda paste and gently scrub your feet with it.
Oh, and by the way, this is a great foot mask for stinky feet, too! Baking soda is a total odor neutralizer.
I love this scrub because while I may not have the ingredients that other foot masks demand, I always have baking soda in my pantry.
2.Honey and Lemon Foot Scrub
This recipe was adapted from one that I just adore by Good food and family fun.
I love it because it plays two roles; relaxing tired feet and healing cracked feet. Here is how to prepare the foot scrub.
- 2 tablespoons of raw unfiltered honey
- 1 cup of Epsom salts
- 1 cup of raw sugar (it has the best consistency for a scrub)
- 1 cup of sweet almond oil (coconut or even olive works, too)
- 8-10 drops of lemon essential oil*
*You can really use any skin-safe essential oil here, but lemon goes so wonderfully with honey.
- In a bowl, add sugar and Epsom salts and mix them
- Slowly add the oil as you stir to form a smooth mixture (it’s totally fine if you don’t use the entire cup)
- Add the honey to the mixture and continue stirring and then add the essential oil.
- Massage the foot mask on your feet and allow it to rest for at least 20 minutes before washing it off.
3.Coffee Grounds Foot Scrub
After you brew up a pot to keep your peepers open at work, toss those used grounds into a bag to bring home. You’ll need them for this next scrub!
Next time you want to pamper your tired feet, here is how to prepare a quick foot mask.
- 5 tablespoons of brewed coffee grounds
- 5 tablespoons of sugar (again, raw is best, but any kind works)
- 1 tablespoon of olive/coconut oil
- Mix your coffee grounds with sugar, and then add your oil.
- Apply the mixture to your feet and allow it to rest for a few minutes before wiping it off.
Avoid using this mask when you’re in the shower. Not only will it make your tub dangerously slippery, but the coffee grounds can block the drain.
Trust me, been there, done that, got the plumbing bill to prove it.
4. Brown Sugar Foot Scrub
This is another magical foot scrub that will help heal and relax your feet. I tried it after a long evening run, and the feeling was incredible.
Here is how to prepare an effective brown sugar foot scrub.
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- ¼ cup of olive/canola oil
- ¼ cup of flower petals (anything goes here)
- Pour your brown sugar into a bowl, and add the oil.
- Mix the two to form a uniform mixture
- Lastly, add the petals and mix vigorously for the petals to break and release their essential oils.
- For best results, gently rub the foot mask on wet feet in circular motions. This allows your feet to absorb the mixture fully.
- Allow the mixture to rest for at least 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
5. Mint Foot Scrub
This DIY foot mask for tired feet was inspired by one good thing, and it’s absolutely amazing.
It uses peppermint essential oil, which has anti-inflammatory properties and a refreshing cooling effect.
Here is how to make a mint foot scrub.
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 25 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Add the baking soda, Epsom salt, and essential oil into a large bowl and stir to get a uniform mixture.
- Fill your bath with hot water and a ¼ of the mixture.
- Stir to allow the crystals to dissolve
- Pull your comfy chair and soak your feet for 15 minutes to enjoy the benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding tired feet.
How can I make my feet less tired?
The obvious answer: give them a break! Try not to stand for hours on end without resting them.
If that’s not possible, though (perhaps your job has you always on the go), the next best thing is to wear really good and supportive shoes.
That said, even with regular breaks and great shoes, your feet may still feel tired and achy at the end of the day.
There are so many ways of relaxing them, including elevating them above heart level for 20 minutes, using a foot mask, or having a foot massage.
If they’re super tired at work and you only have minutes to spare, though, try this: add about 5-7 drops peppermint oil to a small bottle with a roller ball filled with olive oil.
Keep it with you and duck into the bathroom every so often to rub the mixture on your achiest spots. It’s absolutely divine!
What is good for soaking tired feet?
Ask a hundred people that question and you’ll get 100 different answers. Some swear by a simple tub of warm water, others insist you need half a dozen essential oils for relief.
However, for me, you really can’t beat Epsom salts. You can make an Epsom foot bath by simply pouring the salt in warm water. Soak your feet for at least 15 minutes for relief.
How can I stop my feet from hurting after a walk?
First things first, wear the right type of shoes. Go with something supportive and designed for walking or running.
In other words, don’t go for a long stroll around the block in cute boots or heels.
If your feet still ache after a long walk, you can use foot masks for tired feet, or these tips from WebMD.
However, if you’re experiencing excruciating pain, please talk to a doctor. You could have anything from bunions to stress fractures.
The first time I searched about a foot mask for tired feet was after a long walk with a 4-inch heel (which is why I advised against that above).
After trying my first foot mask, I didn’t stop. I ended up having a dedicated foot care routine, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Back to you, have you tried a foot mask before?