Ancient medicine has always been using natural remedies to treat any kind of health problems. Obviously, many of us forget about the power of Nature and everything that comes with it including the natural remedies that can do wonders for your health.
So, today we have a detox foot soak to flush toxins. The best part is that it is easy to make and you can do at your home.
But first, let’s find out more about the health benefits of each ingredient included in this detox foot soak:
- Epsom salt
Epsom salt is a salt distilled from mineral-rich water. It is commonly used as a product for beauty and wellness.
It is a natural remedy for treating joint pain, arthritis, sore muscles, and skin disorders. According to some studies, Epsom salt offers powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
- Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Due to its rich content of vitamins and minerals, baking soda has the ability to eliminate the toxins from your body efficiently and quickly.
Also, it is a popular natural remedy for killing foot odor and for treating sore feet.
- Castor oil
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.
How to Make a Detox Foot Soak
- 10 drops of castor oil
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
- 5-6 liters of 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.
A quick note on sodium bicarbonate
-- Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use baking soda. The same applies to children younger than 5 years and those sensitive to sodium.
-- Baking soda shouldn’t be within reach of small children
-- You should not consume or apply it longer than 3 days in a row. If you experience some side effect, stop use it immediately!
Possible side effects of sodium bicarbonate include:
- Mood changes
- Muscle pain and/or twitching
- Difficulty breathing
- Frequent loss of appetite
- Frequent headaches
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Unpleasant taste
- Nervousness or restlessness
- Swollen feet or lower legs
It is considered that side effects usually occur if you take sodium bicarbonate in large doses, for a long time, or if you have kidney disease!