Enjoying a good foot soak is one of the best ways to end your day. Have you ever tried apple cider vinegar foot soaks? These do miracles!
Foot soaks offer numerous benefits, and apple cider vinegar is one of the greatest product you will ever use. It has an excellent effect on skin, and can be used in the treatment of numerous health conditions.
Soak your feet in apple cider vinegar for optimal results
It’s time for your tired feet to get all the attention in the world. You can go for cold or warm soak. Foot soaks help you clean, exfoliate and heal your sore feet. Apple cider vinegar contains mild acid that removes dead skin and removes bad odors.
Let’s not forget that apple cider vinegar is the best type of vinegar when it comes to soaking your feet. Plus, it has a nice scent.
Teresa J. Kelechi, Certified Nursing Specialist, and Sally Stroud, Nurse Practitioner, have more details on the production of apple cider vinegar. “Vinegar, or acetic acid, is produced by the fermentation of natural sugars to alcohol and then secondary fermentation to acetic acid.
Apple cider vinegar is a weak acid and usually contains 4 percent to 8 percent acetic acid. For centuries, vinegar has been touted as a cleanser and sanitizer. Hippocrates expounded on its medicinal properties, and the Bible contains references to its soothing and healing qualities.”
How to make your own apple cider vinegar foot soak?
There are several varieties of Apple cider vinegar, and we strongly suggest that you buy products that come with the ‘mother’ floating at the bottom of the bottle. You may think it’s gross, but the ‘mother’ is the best part of the vinegar, and it gives its power.
If you’re using a footbath tub, fill about two-thirds of it with warm water. Be careful, it shouldn’t be too hot. If you want to cool your feet, use cold water. You need half a cup to a cup of vinegar for this amount of water.
Soak your feet in the solution for half an hour. Don’t worry about the vinegary scent – it will fade away after you take your feet out of the soak. Rinse with cool water or just let them dry naturally.
Apple cider vinegar foot soaks can help you relieve numerous health conditions:
- Soothes bee stings
- Relieves sore feet muscles
- Alleviates minor sunburns
- Heals dry skin
- Treats calluses
- Treats toenail fungus
- Removes corns and warts
- Eliminates foot odor
- Fades age/liver spots
- Treats athlete’s foot
- Heals cracked skin on heels
‘Research shows that 2 percent to 3 percent acetic acid in vitro inhibits the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus mirabilis and Streptococcus pyogenes,” say Teresa and Sally. Destroying the bacteria that may end in your home is an additional reason to soak your feet in apple cider vinegar more often.
“Vinegar solution is mentioned descriptively in medical and nursing literature as a treatment for toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, and for use as an exfoliant for dry, flaky skin.
The most often recommended mixture is one part vinegar to two parts warm water. Instruct patients to soak their feet for 15 to 20 minutes daily, rinse well and pat dry. Long-term use is contraindicated due to the potential for skin irritation,” said experts.
Given that apple cider vinegar acts as a mild acid, you may want to test its reaction on your skin first. Remove your feet from the solution if you notice any skin reactions such as burning or itching.
Other health benefits
You can actually absorb the good stuff through your feet. Our body is able to absorb pretty much everything through the skin, oils, cosmetic products, toxins, and vitamins. Yes, both good and bad. Apple cider vinegar contains essential vitamins and minerals, and you do want these to end up in your body.
“Apple cider vinegar has been traditionally used since many years ago to treat a certain number of diseases including hyperlipidemia which is known as a risk factor for atherosclerosis. Early prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis can prevent complications of cardiovascular diseases,” researchers in Life Science Journal said on the benefits of this vinegar.
Do an additional research, and tell us what you think.
Source: Power Of Positivity