I’ve often wondered about those detox foot pads and whether they really pull toxins out of your body. While researching the topic, I ran across some all natural detox remedies and decided to do my own homemade foot detox recipe.
Since I have the ingredients for this one on hand, this is the one I decided to try. I have arthritis in my feet and hoping this might ease some of the pain while I’m at it.
Salt Foot Detox Recipe
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup sea salt
- 1/4 cup epson salt
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
If the smell of apple cider vinegar bothers you since vinegar has a strong smell, you can add one of the following or your favorite essential oil. If you want to leave it out, you can. Sea salt is alkaline and therefore helps to lower the acidity of the body even without the ACV and an awesome foot detox.
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Kukui Oil
- Avocado Oil
Fill a large pot with 1/4 water and bring to a boil, add both salts. As soon as they are dissolved, remove from heat and add cold water until the water feels warm and tolerable for your feet, usually the temp that you would use when you take a bath (do not put your feet in super hot water!) Add the apple cider vinegar and essential oils. Soak feet for 30 minutes. For an all over foot detox, add to bath water and soak for 45-60 minutes.
Regular practice of sea salt soaks can be beneficial to those suffering from:
- Dry skin disorders
- Musculoskeletal pain and swelling
- Arthritis pain
- Sports injuries
Some of the internal benefits of sea salt soaks include:
- Reducing levels of stress
- Dealing with Insomnia
- Increasing circulation
- Expelling toxins from the body
Final note, these foot detox remedies are great to do just before bed as they are relaxing and make falling asleep a bit easier.