The medicine has evolved into a massive power, but it can’t help you heal or treat everything. Nature is always here to give us a hand. Modern medicine is still under construction, and nature has been here since forever. All you need is to keep your eyes open, and see all the goodness around you. This time we’ll focus on the brilliant foot soaks. These will help you cleanse your body and live a good life.
Your feet take you everywhere, and they really deserve your attention. We live in a stressful environment drowned in toxins. Proper detox is of utmost importance for your health, and food soaks are the best way to achieve that. You will enjoy pampering yourself, and that detox treatment comes like a bonus. You need a few simple ingredients to achieve great results. Foot soaks are probably the easiest way to cleanse your body.
Enjoy your toxin-flushing foot soak at home
You will need:
- Epsom salt
It’s a type of salt distilled from mineral-rich water. Epsom salt is a common ingredient in beauty therapies, and it’s also a popular wellness product. It provides an awesome effect when used in the treatment of arthritis, joint pain, skin disorders, and sore muscles. According to researchers, Epsom salts provide a strong antibacterial and antifungal effect.
- Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Baking soda is one of the best product you can use to flush toxins out of your body. It’s cheap, efficient and provides an instant result. Baking soda is a great remedy for sore feet, and can be used as a natural foot deodorant. Dr. Oz dedicated part of his show on foot care, suggesting that the list of benefits of baking soda is pretty long.
- Castor oil
The thick oil is abundant in minerals, vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids. It’s a great product for your feet, and offers an excellent antibacterial and antifungal power. Castor oil is a common remedy for Athlete’s foot.
It’s the ultimate remedy for everything. Water heals almost every ailment. It hydrates skin and works better than synthesized chemicals. Soak your feet in water to hydrate them and open the pores. This will ease the absorption of the aforementioned ingredients.
Here’s how to do it:
You will need:
- 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, and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
Soak your feet in the liquid for half an hour, then pat dry with a towel.
Foot soaks do wonders for your body, and you can actually use these to relax after a long working day. Warm soaks hydrate skin and soothe muscles. Say ‘goodbye’ to your pain, and enjoy the benefits of this cleansing foot soak. Each of the ingredients enhances the power of your regular foot soak.
Sodium bicarbonate is a versatile product, and you can use it for so many purposes.
However, sometimes it’s much better if you avoid using it.
Pregnant and lactating women shouldn’t use baking soda internally. The same applies to children under 5 and those who are too sensitive to sodium.
Keep your baking soda out of the reach of small children
Don’t use it for more than three days in a row. If you notice any side effects, stop using it immediately, and ask for medical help.
Possible side effects of baking soda
- Difficulty breathing
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Frequent headaches
- Frequent loss of appetite
- Mood swings
- Sore muscles
- Nervousness or restlessness
- Swelling in feet/lower legs
- Unpleasant taste
- Unexplained fatigue or weakness
According to Drugs.com, side effects are a rare problem. Make sure you follow the recommended instructions, and don’t do things on your own. Side effects are common in cases of large doses, long-term use or kidney disease.