Detoxifying Foot Bath: How To Make One at Home?
Your feet go through so much every day. Stress and fatigue eventually become too much. If you know anything about Chinese reflexology, you know that your feet contain natural energy zones which are connected to vital bodily systems. If you can cleanse and detoxify your feet, you can rid yourself of harmful toxins and poisons while benefiting your internal organs.
Foot baths have been used to detoxify for thousands of years. Native Americans, Indians, and the Chinese have all used foot baths to promote health and wellness.
We will show you how to make your own detoxifying foot bath so you can share in the benefits of your ancestors. It can help with infections, fever, flu, illness, inflammation and more .
We love a soothing, de-stressing foot bath, and we promise that you will too.
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Pamper Your Feet
Do you ever remember a time when you were not on your feet? Even the simplest task involves our humble feet. They take a beating through the day and do not get the recognition or relaxation which they deserve.
A foot massage or pampering does more than soothe your feet. It affects your entire body and your mind. When our feet get stressed, we cannot just relax them. We need them in almost everything we do.
A foot bath can make you feel as if you have had your feet up all day. Add in some bentonite clay and Dead Sea salt, and you are ready to reap the health benefits.
The Benefits of Bentonite Clay
What is Bentonite clay? It is a common ingredient in detox products. When asking what Bentonite clay can do, it is almost easier to list what it cannot do.
Bentonite clay can help with :
Now you understand why we include it in this diy foot detoxifying soak.
The Benefits of Dead Sea Salts
Dead Sea salts already sounds cool, but can it actually do anything for your health and wellness? Sea salts have been used for centuries. There have even been wars fought in claim over mineral-rich waters.
Regular sea salt contains minerals which are beneficial to your health. Dead Sea salts contain 21 times more minerals than their regular counterparts. Magnesium, calcium, zinc, selenium, and potassium are some of the minerals contained. Each come with their own health benefits.
Dead Sea salt can improve the look and feel of your skin. It has been shown to help repair damaged skin, hydrate skin, tighten skin, and strengthen skin .
What do you need to make your own foot bath?
- 1Make sure your water is hot, but not scalding. You do not want to burn your feet. Add the water to the container.
- 2Add the clay, salt, and soda. Stir the mixture to dissolve.
- 3Place your feet into the foot bath and relax for 20 minutes.
- 4Pat your feet with the cloth or towel. You want to remove the moisture but leave the salts and minerals on your feet.
Use your homemade foot bath two or three times a week. We like to use it three times instead of two (it gets addictive). Enjoy a bubbly spa massage treatment in the comfort of your own home.
You can also buy a foot spa massager which can be used with essential oils and salts. If your not sure what to add to your bath, consider using these essential oils for foot pain. Also check out our recipe for an essential oil foot soak.
If you want to kick it up a notch, then you can try a bath for your entire body. Fill our bath with hot water. Add a pound of salts and baking soda. Stir up the mixture and get in. Relax in your bath for up to 45 minutes. Pat yourself dry when you are done.
- Water (enough to cover your feet)
- 1 Cup Bentonite clay
- 6 Tablespoons of Dead Sea salts (can use regular salt if you don't have sea salt)
- 6 Tablespoons of baking soda
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Foot spa or a container big enough for your feet
- Cloth or towel
- Heat the water but make sure it's not so hot that it would burn your feet. Then pour the water into the container where you will soak your feet.
- Add the clay, salt, and baking soda. Stir until the ingredients dissolve.
- Place your feet into the foot-bath and relax for 20 minutes.
- Pat your feet dry with the cloth or towel. You want to remove the moisture but try to leave the salts and minerals on your feet.
You can make a bigger batch and use it as a bath for your whole body.
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WARNING: If you are pregnant, suffer from health issues, or have a skin condition, we recommend that you consult a doctor before trying a detox foot bath.
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