Foot Detox Soak RecipeHave you ever wondered if homemade detox foot soak at home really works?  Now’s your chance to find out with these tips 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 pads instead of your own  homemade foot soak detox recipe.

A foot soak is ideal for people who engage in a lot of standing, as it can help relax leg muscles and relieve pain from tired feet. It also helps eliminate toxins that have built up over the day’s work through the water used for soaking. A toxin-removing foot soak can be done at home with a few ingredients you probably already have lying around your home.

Natural Remedies for Soaking Feet

I ran across some all natural remedies and decided to give it a try by using my homemade detox foot soak recipe (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 foot soak remedy 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 your homemade foot bath!

Salt Foot Soak Detox Recipe (Apple Cider Vinegar)

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup epsom salt
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • A few drops of essential oil (optional)

A Word About 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 oils into your application. 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 homemade foot bath.

Fill a large pot with 1/4 water and bring to a boil, add both salts and baking soda. 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 ACV and essential oils to the foot bath. Soak feet for 30 minutes. For an all over foot soak, add to bath water and soak for 45-60 minutes.

Regular Practice of a DIY Foot Bath Benefits For Those With:

  • Dry skin disorders
  • Acne
  • Musculoskeletal pain and swelling
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Arthritis pain
  • Sports injuries

Internal Benefits of Foot Detox Include:

  • Reducing levels of stress
  • Dealing with Insomnia
  • Increasing circulation
  • Expelling toxins from the body

These recipes for are great to do just before bed as they are relaxing and make falling asleep a bit easier.



  1. Jenny Merritt

    The recipe calls for baking soda but doesn’t say when to add it. Does that go in with the ACV?

  2. Tina

    You can add it in with the salts and dissolve it in the boiling water.

  3. These 2nd grade teacher toes are LOVING
    this post!!! Thank you!! Can’t wait to try this over Thanksgiving break!

  4. Oh. I have to try this. I already have all ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Rhonda S.

    Trying this out as we speak! WARNING— add the baking soda SLOWLY. It boiled out of my pot and all over the stove. ?

  6. Michelle Brook

    How many times a week do you recommend the foot detox .

  7. Is it really only 1/4 cup of water that you boil?

  8. Ooooh this looks like a lovely recipe, so relaxing, can’t wait to try it 😉

  9. This is a helpful post for me. I suffer from poor circulation and I’m sure my feet have something to do with it! I will definitely try this out at home, it sounds so relaxing too.

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