Seoul K-Medi Center offers a Foot Bath Salt making program which is very easy and fun to do! It’s K-healing time!
When I was in the Philippines, I used to visit spas to pamper myself but after moving to Korea, I never had the chance to visit any spa or massage shop. It became the last on the list of my priorities since I became a mom and wife who has a busy schedule every day. But then as the days passed by, I realized that I need to pamper myself too. I don’t want to spend much money on beauty and body products that’s why I always join free programs offered by the multicultural center or organizations like Global Seoulmate, Seoul Tourism Organization, and Seoul Global Center.
Foot Bath Salt Making using Medicinal Herbs
This time I experience the Foot Bath Salt Making at Seoul K-Medi Center which I mentioned last time on my blog. The footbath salt making was very easy and it actually lasted 10 minutes. We used Epsom salt which is a magnesium sulfate compound that is really known as a good pain reliever even in the old times. These days Epsom salt is commonly used in hot baths and foot soaks because it is good as a stress reducer.
There are also four different kinds of herbal powder that we can choose from.
- 진피 (Jinpi) – dried orange peel
- 백년초 (Beaknyeoncho) – it’s a prickly pear from Jeju
- 감초 (kamcho) – licorice in English
- 어성초 (eoseongcho) – houttyunia cordata
I choose the dried orange peel and prickly pear from Jeju to create a pinkish finish for my foot bath salt. While licorice and houttuynia cordata will make a green finish. So here’s how we made it.
- Epsom Salt
- Medicinal Herbs (4 kinds)
- Hand Gloves
- Make sure your hands are clean and wear hand gloves.
- Spray the alcohol inside the bottle about 3 times. Then shake the bottle upside down.
- Put the Epsom salt in about 3/4 of the bottle.
- Then choose 2 kinds of powdered herbs and put 1 spoon each on the bottle where you put the Epsom salt.
- Shake the bottle until the powdered herbs and salts are mixed well.
- Put the lid and you’re done!
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