Traditional medicine and healing methods have shown us times and times again that modern medicine only solves part of the problem. However, there are many easy ways to get healthy naturally and all it takes is a little extra effort. One such way is detoxification remedies, such as foot baths.
The practice of taking detoxification baths is based on the idea of drawing toxins out through the skin during a bath by putting substances in the water that are thought to draw toxins out of the body.
According to the Chinese system of reflexology, your feet have natural energy zones that are connected to every organ system in our body. This means that through your feet you can detoxify your whole body, remove internal toxins, and improve your overall health.
Here’s how to make the detox foot soak at home to flush toxins:
What you’ll need:
Epsom salt is a salt distilled from mineral-rich water. This commonly used bath salt is actually a mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate. Epsom salt is a natural remedy for treating joint pain, arthritis, sore muscles, improve circulation, and soften and deodorize the feet.
Epsom salt is also claimed to have antifungal and anti-microbial properties, and soaking feet in Epsom salt baths is reported to help heal a variety of foot and skin infections, including athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and small wounds. Epsom salt is even claimed to detoxify the body and relieve stress.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a naturally alkaline substance which will help you remove toxins from your system and neutralize skin acidity. Also, it is a popular natural remedy for killing foot odor and for treating sore feet. As a matter of fact, baking soda is truly the best solution for all your foot-related problems. It can also be used to treat athlete’s foot!
Castor oil is a great source of vitamin E, minerals, and unsaturated fatty acids. This means that it is excellent for pampering your feet. This oil also offers strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is commonly used for treating athlete’s foot.
Consumed internally, water can hydrate your skin while when used externally (when we soak our feet) water can hydrate the skin and open the pores. It is very important for the proper absorption of the other ingredients included in this detox foot soak.
- 10 drops of castor oil
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
- 5-6 liters of warm water
Pour the water into a bowl. Add the ingredients and mix well. Soak your feet in it for 20-30 minutes. Then, use a towel to wipe your feet. That is it!
Foot soaks will not only clear your body of toxins but will help you relax after a long day. The warm water will relieve aches and pains, soothe your muscles and hydrate your skin.