Have you ever wondered if detox food pads or if a foot detox soak really works? Now’s your chance to find out with this guide and diy recipe. After doing some online research it appears that you can actually remove toxins by using inexpensive ingredients you probably already have on hand so why spend money on expensive foot pads?
I ran across some all natural remedies and decided to give it a try by using my homemade foot detox concoction (see below). Love that I can soak my footsies and quite possibly get some relief from pain in my feet.
Since I have the ingredients for this one on hand, this is the diy 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. Let’s start the soak!
Salt Foot Detox Soak 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 in the foot detox bath.
- 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 to the bath. Soak feet for 30 minutes. For an all over foot detox, add to bath water and soak for 45-60 minutes.
Regular practice of foot 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 foot soaks include:
- Reducing levels of stress
- Dealing with Insomnia
- Increasing circulation
- Expelling toxins from the body
Final note, these recipes are great to do just before bed as they are relaxing and make falling asleep a bit easier.