A detox foot bath is the most painless and effective method for eliminating harmful body toxins. Its origin dates back to the ancient times when Japanese villages soaked their tired and sore feet in hot springs. It is also based on the healing techniques used for oriental reflexology.
There are many benefits from detoxifying your body through foot baths. Aside from improving the health of your internal organs, respiratory system and circulatory system, it will also promote your psychological well-being.
If you want to prepare a relaxing and cost-effective detox bath in your home, here are some tips that can keep you right on track.
Set the appropriate temperature
Fill a bucket or a foot basin with semi-boiling water. To ensure the efficiency of your detox foot bath, keep the water’s temperature between 40 to 42 degrees Celsius.
Prepare the mixture
Combine a cup of sea salt with one cup of Epsom salt and two cups of baking soda. Epson salt is known for its advanced healing properties and its capability to reduce bruising and swelling.
Add one fourth cup of the Epsom, sea salt and baking soda mixture to the boiling water. To hasten the effects of the detoxification process, add a few herbs such as garlic, dried carrots, ginger, green tea, and bamboo leaves into the hot water. You can also add a few drops of essential oils in your foot bath to soften rough and callous skin.
Soak, scrub, and enjoy
Soak your feet in the mixture for twenty-five minutes. Relax as your body starts to eliminate toxins through the large pores of your feet.
Scrub your feet with a natural fiber brush. This will eliminate the toxins clinging to the bottom of your feet as well as the dead cells accumulating on your skin’s surface.
After twenty-five minutes of soaking, pat your feet dry with a clean towel and apply moisturizing lotion. While applying the lotion, massage your feet to keep your whole body relaxed.
Of detox foot pads and ionic machines
If you want to make the most out of the detoxification process, you can also purchase detox foot pads or ionic machines. Ionic machines will give you the relaxing sensation from a foot bath while getting rid of your body’s toxins.
Meanwhile, foot pads contain combinations of detoxifying ingredients such as Tourmaline and bamboo vinegar. Bamboo vinegar helps the body in releasing toxins while Tourmaline emits negative ions that can stimulate your body’s organs.
Use these tips to enjoy numerous health benefits from homemade foot baths, ionic detox machines and foot pads.
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