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DIY Detox Clay Foot Mask & Soak Recipe

Gently draw out toxins from your body with this easy DIY Detox Clay Foot Mask & Soak Recipe. Relieve stress while getting feet summer ready!


DIY Detox Clay Foot Mask & Soak Recipe

Summer is upon us.  I don’t know about you guys but my feet are NOT ready yet.  I have lots of dead skin and some cracking on my heels.

Feet tend to be the most neglected parts of your body. What better way to remedy this than by doing a DIY detox clay foot mask and soak? 

This is such a simple process with very little ingredients. It’s a nice way to relax after a long day, draw toxins out of the body, and come away with soft, flip flop ready feet. All from the comfort of your home.

Health Benefits of a Foot Detox

Using a clay detox mask on the bottom of the feet offers several benefits, particularly concerning detoxification and blood circulation. Here’s how:

1. Detoxification: Clay masks have absorbent properties that can help draw out toxins, impurities, and excess fluids from the skin. When applied to the soles of the feet, which have numerous pores, the clay can effectively absorb toxins accumulated from environmental pollutants, sweat, and metabolic waste. This detoxification process can leave your feet feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

2. Improved Blood Circulation: Clay masks stimulate blood circulation when applied to the skin. As the clay dries, it creates a tightening sensation, which encourages blood vessels near the surface of the skin to dilate. This dilation enhances blood flow to the feet, aiding in the delivery of oxygen. Improved circulation can also help alleviate discomfort associated with achy feet, foot pain, or mild swelling.

3. Exfoliation: Clay masks contain fine particles that act as natural exfoliants, gently sloughing off dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. By removing dull, dry skin, clay masks leave your feet feeling softer and smoother. This exfoliating action can also help prevent the buildup of calluses and rough patches, promoting healthier-looking feet.

4. Relaxation and Stress Relief: Applying a clay mask to your feet can be a therapeutic experience, promoting relaxation and stress relief. Taking the time to pamper your feet with a detox mask allows you to unwind and de-stress after a long day. Additionally, the cooling sensation of the clay as it dries can provide a soothing effect, further enhancing the relaxation benefits.

Basically, using a clay detox mask on your feet offers detoxification benefits by drawing out toxins and impurities, enhances blood circulation, promotes exfoliation for smoother skin, and provides relaxation and stress relief. These benefits can contribute to overall foot health and well-being.

Epsom Salt, Bentonite Clay, and Apple Cider Vinegar are used to make this DIY Detox Clay Foot Mask & soak. Draw out toxins, relieve stress. and soften feet. | We Three Shanes

Ingredients Need for Your Foot Mask & Soak


The benefits of foot detoxing don’t stop at just the mask. You may as well add a foot detox bath while you’re at it. You’ll need to wash the clay off anyway so added benefit of an epsom salt foot bath while you’re at it.

This list of ingredients will include both the mask and the soak but you can stick with the mask and then wipe it off if you don’t want to do the soak as well. But, a relaxing foot soak is a great way to add a little more self care to the moment. You know, have a whole foot spa vibe.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 TBSP Bentonite Clay
  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
  • Hot Water
  • a basin or bowl big enough to soak your feet in

You can add drops of your favorite essential oil to the tub of warm water or to the mask but they aren’t necessary. Tea tree oil would be great for fungal infections. Peppermint can create a cooling effect for those tired feet.

Apple Cider Vinegar will soften and moisturize the skin on your feet. It makes it easier to exfoliate those dried, cracked heels and remove calluses. Anti-fungal properties will also freshen feet by getting rid of foot odor, athlete’s foot, or gross toe fungus.

Bentonite Clay forms from volcanic ash and is full of natural minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium. It’s know for it’s ability to remove toxins from the body & skin. It also moisturizing and creates a barrier over the skin which helps further protect it.

Epsom Salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. When dissolved in water, epsom salt releases magnesium and sulfur into the water. Magnesium is an important mineral in the body and many people have a magnesium deficiency.  

How to Make a Clay Foot Mask & Soak

Here’s what you need to do to make your clay mask and foot soak. 

  1. Start by dissolving 1/2 cup epsom salt in very hot water in your basin or bowl and set it aside. 
  2. Mix 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar with 2 TBSP bentonite clay in a separate glass or plastic bowl. Because bentonite clay pulls toxins like metals out of our bodies, you should avoid using a metal bowl or spoon while mixing this clay foot mask. It will pull toxins from the metal and make it less effect once you put it on your feet.  
  3. Place the thick paste on the soles of your feet and let dry, about 10 minutes. You will feel your feet pulsating. That means it is working! Getting all of those toxins out.
  4. After 10 minutes, place feet in the hot water and let the clay dissolve off of feet while they soak.  When you are ready, pull feet out of water and pat dry. 
  5. Use a pumice stone or homemade foot scrub on your feet to get dead skin off.
  6. Enjoy those soft feet!  

Get soft, summer ready feet while you sit back and relax with this homemade foot soak. Enjoy the spa-like experience for a fraction of the cost! | We Three Shanes

Enjoy Soft Feet!

Your feet should now be ready for sandal & flip flop season thanks to this DIY Clay Foot Mask and Soak . You should also be feeling super relaxed.

One last thing, remember to drink lots of water during and after your detox.  Any time you do any kind of body detox, you can become dehydrated. Try one of our Infused Water Recipes for some extra flavor and health boost. The lemon ginger water is incredibly refreshing and will help boost your immune system.

Need some cute toe nails this summer? All three of us sisters love using real nail polish strips on our toes. They are incredibly cute and last forever on your toes.

Check out our reviews to see which brand works best for you:

I hope you give this DIY Detox Clay Foot Mask & Soak a try. You’re tired, sad feet will be so happy to feel and look wonderful again!

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DIY Detox Clay Foot Mask

Gently draw out toxins from your body with this easy DIY Detox Clay Foot Mask & Soak Recipe. Relieve stress while getting feet summer ready!
Prep Time2 minutes
Active Time1 minute
soaking time10 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Yield: 1 use
Cost: $1


  • 1 tablespoon not metal
  • 1 small bowl not metal
  • 1 large bowl or basin for soaking feet
  • 1 towel to dry feet off when done
  • 1 pumice stone or foot scrub optional but helps exfoliate feet


  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp betonite clay
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt


  • Fill your large bowl or basin with hot water and add the epsom salt. Let the salt disolve while you mix your clay foot mask.
  • Mix the bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar together with a plastic or wooden spoon.
  • Take a seat by your basin of water and spread the clay mask on the soles of your feet.
  • Let the mask dry completely.
  • Place your feet in the water and let the mask disolve while you soak.
  • Use a pumice stone or foot scrub to exfoliate feet.
  • Dry off feet and you're all done!

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