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Our Easy & Affordable Foot Soak Routine for Soft Feet

When was the last time you gave your feet a little TLC? 

At-home foot soaks are a simple and affordable way to invest in a little "me time" and feel like you’ve spent the day at a five-star spa. There are a variety of benefits of regularly soaking your feet. With the right products, a DIY foot soak can make your feet feel soft, smooth, and ready for sandals (yes, even your heels!) Regular foot soaks can also help relieve aches and pains after a long day. It’s also a great way to remove the dead skin cells that build up on our feet — especially our heels — which can make any following exfoliation much more effective and easier to maintain. And let’s not forget just how relaxing it is to soak your feet in warm water!

What Makes a Bend Soap Co. Foot Soak Different

Anyone who’s tried the Bend Soap Co. foot soak routine will tell you that it’s not the method that makes this foot soak so powerful, it’s the products. The not-so-secret product we use that really makes our foot soaks so effective is our milk bath product. Made from shredded curls of our bars of goat milk soap, our milk bath contains simple, 100% all-natural ingredients that can greatly benefit your skin.

  • Fresh goat milk (from our very own goats!
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Red palm oil
  • Essential oils (The type of essential oil depends on the scent of the milk bath you choose. We also have an unscented version for those who like to stay scent-free!)

Our milk bath quickly dissolves when added to hot water and will begin releasing the revitalizing vitamins, proteins, and enzymes that are found naturally in goat milk. Even soaking your feet for 10-15 minutes will soften up and remove calluses from tired, dry, hardworking feet. Plus, it's a great excuse to sit down and relax for a little. Depending on what milk bath scent you choose, you’ll love breathing in the therapeutic aromas of essential oils that add to the overall spa-like experience.

The best part? The routine we’ve laid out is easy, effective, and nearly guaranteed to give your feet a breath of fresh air.

Bend Soap Co.’s All-Natural Foot Soak Routine

Here’s our quick, 5-step foot soak tutorial that will make your feet soft, hydrated, healthy, and happy. Before you begin, make sure you've got all of the necessary equipment on hand and ready to go. 


Here’s what you’ll need:

Step #1: Prepare the Water

Fill the bowl of your choice with clean, warm water. Ensure that whatever vessel you use is wide enough for you to place both of your feet into at the same time.

Then add 1-3 handfuls of milk bath shreds to the water (you can check out all of our milk bath scents here) and gently stir. The shreds of goat milk soap will dissolve and turn the water a beautiful milky white color. This means that the water is full of the nutrients and enzymes from the goat milk soap. It's time to start pampering your feet!

Pro Tip: Not sure what milk bath scent to use? Essential oil lovers will love using our English Garden Milk Bath as the rich blend of essential oils makes for an aromatherapeutic experience all on their own. Prefer something a bit more neutral in scent? Our Oatmeal & Honey Milk Bath is a great choice. 

Step #2: Soak

Place your feet into the rejuvenating elixir you've just created and soak for at least 10 minutes. Turn on a movie, grab a good book, or just close your eyes and imagine unwinding at that tropical beach you've been meaning to visit. 

Step #3: Exfoliate

After 10-15 minutes, your feet should be nice and soft which means it’s time to slough away any dead skin cells. Grab a foot scrub brush, pumice stone (you can get our Natural Foot Scrub Brush that already has a pumice stone attached here), or just use your hands and start gently scrubbing off any dead skin on your feet. Be sure to focus on your heels and any other rough spots. You'll be amazed by how easy it is to remove... The dead skin almost falls off on its own! But why?

Goat milk naturally contains alpha-hydroxy acids which attack the "glue" that binds dead skin cells together. With these bonds are broken, those dry, lifeless cells are removed to reveal young, healthy skin beneath.

Step #4: Moisturize

Now it’s time to step up the hydration factor! Add 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite sugar or salt scrub to your feet and rub thoroughly. Be sure to focus on any rough areas like your heels and toes. You’ll love how the exfoliating sugar and salt granules feel on your feet. If you have a few extra minutes, prop your feet up on the edge of the water basin and allow your skin to soak in the hydrating coconut oil, olive oil, and honey we use to make sugar and salt scrubs. Then pop your feet back into the milk bath and rub your feet over each other to remove any lingering scrub.

Step #5: Hydrate

Remove your feet from the milk bath, pat them dry with a clean towel, and apply your favorite scent of goat milk lotion. Don’t skimp on this part! Rub the lotion all over your feet focusing heavily on your heels and toes. We prefer using our goat milk lotion because it's 100% natural and free of any drying agents, like alcohol, which means that it'll keep your feet soft longer than most other lotions out there. Check out our full collection of lotion scents here.

    That's a Wrap!

    After just one soak we’re sure you’ll agree that a Bend Soap Co. foot soak is unlike any other foot soak you’ve tried before. Our milk bath product is extremely effective at gently sloughing away dead skin on your entire body. When combined with our other all-natural products like our body scrubs and goat milk lotion, your feet will be soft, smooth, and ready for warmer weather! Grab your favorite sandals and step out into the warm sunshine with rejuvenated feet that look great and feel amazing. 

    Have you tried a Bend Soap Co. foot soak? If so, join the conversation and tell us about your favorite milk bath scent to use. We always love hearing from you! 

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    Thank you Dwight, Marilee and the bend soap family. I have been buying and using your mythical products for 3yrs now. There’s no words to describe how goat milk has made me a complete believer. Keep up the awesome job. God bless!!❤️Nims sega

    Menime Sega

    Awesome sounds great.I’ve never purchased the milk bath because my tub is to small but a foot soak sounds like a terrific idea!

    Theresa Mariano

    I’m definitely going to try this when we get home from vacation. I love the goat milk soap and lotions and use them every day-on my hair and body. It has cleared up the eczema that I had on my hands and other places. Will be making an order soon. Thanks Bend Soap Company for your wonderful products.

    Barbara J Foegelle

    I love all of your products that i have ordered. Have given your products to my family members and they love them also. Thanks for making all the goat milk products. God bless.

    Zelda Neill

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