Tools of the Trade: Save vs Splurge

Now that you've seen how and why to do a soak, let's have a little save vs splurge discussion about tools. I started out using a dishpan and laser thermometer and covering my soaking tub with a space blanket to keep the heat in. I was doing daily soaks, which many of you do ask well, so I decided to splurge and get a fancy contraption to keep the water at a constant temperature so I don't have to add hot water throughout my soak anymore. SO, here are the details:

Save: Sterilite 12 qt dishpan. I like this one because it has space to add enough water to cover your ankles without spilling over the sides.

Along with the dishpan, I highly recommend this handy dandy laser thermometer. It keeps you from sticking your toes in water that is too hot!

And then just cover it up with this space blanket so you don't need to warm your water up too frequently.

Splurge: Gideon Foot Spa: [][1] This spa keeps your water warm, has wheels, has a handle, and has a drain that you can use to pour water right into your jar for saving and then right down the drain! It is SO convenient. This is the one I use.


Ivation foot spa: This also gets great reviews from the acupuncturist community who have used it. It doesn't have the drain and wheels, but it still works great!

Keep your eye out for sales on these foot spas! They both do a great job of keeping your water toasty.

What have you tried? Is there anything I missed that you want to recommend to your fellow soakers?

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