It does not matter if you have a full-time factory job, work in an office, a stay-at-home mom or dad. We are on our feet most of the day and I don’t know about you but at the end of the day, I can feel that.
Sometimes your feet can swell up and hurt even more.
This is reason number one to take a relaxing foot soak at least once a week. Pampering your feet that have to carry your weight all day is something you and your feet deserve.
There is another important reason to take a foot soak that many people forget about. The bottom of our feet is very well suited for detoxing our body.
This is a forgotten part of detoxing. Most people think that detoxing only can be done by eating right and using herbs and minerals. Our feet are meant to be for detoxing also.
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Our feet should be in contact with the earth in the first place and through their perspiring, they release these toxins.
I use to take a foot bath once a week with Epsom salt in the water and made it as hot as I could handle. I have however read many articles that adding some more ingredients can improve the relaxing and what is maybe more important, the detoxing power of a foot soak.
My Ingredients For A Foot Soak
Here is my list of ingredients I use for a relaxing and detoxing foot soak.
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- Bentonite clay
- 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
- 5 drops of relaxing essential oil
How I Do My Foot Soak
I believe that the most beneficial ingredients are Bentonite clay and Epsom salt.
I have tried several tubs but this is my favorite foot soak tub. If you have a tub or even a cheap dish-wash pan like this you can use that of course.
- The first step I take is to fill up to tube to the level that I can get my feet in there without letting the water run over the side. Needless to say that I put a towel on the floor first of course. I add about 1/2 cup of my favorite brand of Epsom salt to the hot water and give it time to dissolve.
- The second step is taking 2 tablespoons of Bentonite (you can find my favorite Bentonite clay here) and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and mixing this together in a bowl. Sometimes I have to add a little water to make it a little thinner. I apply this to my feet and let it dry for about 10 minutes.
- The third step is putting my feet in the water that now has cooled off enough for me to handle it on my feet. I also add some essential oils now if I feel like it and this depends on my need at that moment. Now the Bentonite clay will start to dissolve slowly and all the great benefits will take place.
Usually, I soak for about 15 minutes or until the water gets cold.
- Step 4 is just drying your feet after you rinsed them off. This foot soak is really relaxing at night but can be done any time of the day if that fits your schedule better.
Essential oils for relaxing foot soak
A question is see a lot is what essential oils are the best for relaxation and to use in a foot bath.
here are the ones I have used and they all work for me.
- 3 drops of Chamomile
- 3 drops of Lavender
- 1 drop of Jojoba oil
Some other essential oils you can use are Geranium oil and Sage oil. Try what works for you and you can share them in the comments.
How do you pamper your feet?
Do you have a favorite way to pamper your tired and aching feet besides using Epsom salt? I would like to hear from you. Let us know what your favorite way is and share it with us to help the other readers with your tips.
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