It’s been a few years now, but I wanted to purchase my niece some foot soaks that were healthy and safe. After searching, I didn’t find any that looked exciting for a 5-year old that didn’t have unknown chemicals in them.  In my mind, if it’s not something I can’t pronounce easily, or doesn’t have a name associated with it that I know, then It’s not something I want to have soaked up in her skin.  I did end up purchasing a spa kid for young children, but I wasn’t impressed with the quality.

After looking up different recipes online, I came up with this simple little recipe, which in honor of my niece, I named it Bailie’s Foot Soak.  I do hope you enjoy


For Bailie’s Foot Soak Recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • One teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Epsom salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ascorbic acid
  • One drop essential oil of choice for scent
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil

You will want to sift all these ingredients together, and then you have a luxurious foot soak.  And for a bit of fizzy fun, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid to the mix. This recipe is enough for one child


  1. Have the girls mix up their recipe, have a variety of essential oils they can use for scents keeping in mind that too much isn’t suitable for anyone especially young children
  2. Make recipe cards of how much ingredients used to make their unique mixture
  3. For a nice size inexpensive foot tub, you can purchase a dishpan from the dollar tree for as many girls that are attending
  4. If throwing a slumber party, the Epsom salt can have a calming effect and might be nice to have them soak their feet just before bedtime
  5. For party favors send them home with their recipe cards, dishpan, and some foot soak


Health Benefits

Did you know that about 48% of the US population doesn’t get enough magnesium in their diet?  So, soaking with magnesium (Epsom salt) in children can help with mineral absorption, improve sleep, and help with growing pains.

Ascorbic acid (a.k.a Vitamin C) is the only form of vitamin C that is absorbed through the skin.  Once applied I’ve read it absorbs immediately and is on your skin for 72 hours.  Ascorbic acid also neutralizes chlorine.






Bailie’s Foot Soak Recipe all natural recipe

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