This easy, 5-ingredient DIY Clay Foot Mask will help soothe cracked feet and get them looking their best!
Many of us think of self-care and we think of body scrubs, lotions or masks for our face. But we often forget about our feet! And given that most of us are on our feet frequently, they need some love, too (which is why I love this quick foot soak)!
Bentonite clay is one of my holistic staples for ALL THE THINGS.
I originally heard of it from a “detox” perspective as is helps to pull out toxins and anything that shouldn’t be there. But in the years of experimentation, I’ve used it mostly for inflammation, red bumps, and a wicked calming face mask.
Since then I’ve heard it be used for just about everything (almost like ACV), so it only makes sense to use it as the base of a foot mask. The clay is loaded with minerals, which can be absorbed through your feet.
With that, pure aloe helps relieve redness and helps soothe inflammation. While you may not think of your feet as inflamed, you’re on them so much that I would only think aloe could help soothe them.
And then the kicker… brewed green tea! I went with green tea as an additional liquid because it’s anti-bacterial… exactly what feet need. ?
This DIY Clay Foot Mask is easy to whip up, but there are a few things you should note:
- The clay absorbs and is super thick. I don’t mind mine super thick and I cake it on. If you want it smoother, you’ll need more water. I find though that with a thick mask, it forces you to really get in there instead of just laying it on superficially.
- Make sure to mix the mask with a silicone, wooden or plastic utensil. As far as I know, metal deactivates many of the properties of the clay.
- You’ll need to keep the mask on for about fifteen minutes, so make sure you’ve got nothing to do! With your feet coated, you can’t exactly be running around.
DIY Clay Foot Mask
- 1/4 cup bentonite clay
- 4 tbs brewed green tea room temperature
- 3 tbs aloe juice
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tbs water
- Mix all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. The mixture gets thick.
- To use: using your hands, cake the mask onto the bottoms of your feet (and around your toes if you wish). Make sure all areas are covered. Let sit for fifteen minutes until fully dried.
- Start by scraping the excess clay off your feet (as much as you can to save your drains!). Then, rinse in warm water.
This foot mask is an easy DIY recipe to whip up when you find your feet need some attention. Personally, I use a mask about once a month and follow it up by doing my nail polish. Sometimes, the simple things like having pretty feet really matter to your overall mood!
So, indulge your feet, take some time for yourself, and give this mask a go!