Never worry about cracked or smelly feet with these relaxing foot bath recipes

We use our upper bodies so much on a daily basis…our arms and hands are non-stop. But, do you ever stop to think how much we also use our feet? They get us up, get us around, we run on them, walk on them, they are always on duty. And no matter whether you’re wearing shoes, socks, or nothing on them, they’re the biggest gateways for germs/toxins to enter our bodies. Bacteria accumulates while we wear socks, as our feet sweat. When wearing open shoes with no socks, you’re collecting pollution, dirt, and other bacteria as you walk. If barefoot outside or indoors, you’re basically a home with wide open doors for toxins. This is why it’s a great idea to take time every now and then to detox your feet, through foot baths/foot soaks.

The use of natural everyday products, essential oils, minerals, herbs, plants, and food in a foot bath, can target various toxins in your body, and draw them out. This will restore your body if done regularly, and help you feel rejuvenated, and more energetic after each use. According to Going Evergreen, as you soak your feet your whole body tends to get rid of its tiredness quickly since there are active nerve endings under your feet that quickly pick up stimuli. Your feet also have a lot of pores, which helps you soak up the detoxing ingredients and properties faster than anywhere else on your body when soaking your feet.

There are many kinds of foot baths you can choose from. It all depends on what your ‘tootsie’ goals are. Do you have skin irritations, sore feet, calluses or cracked heels, allergies, colds, illnesses, etc? There are foot bath recipes suitable for everyone’s needs, to say the least. Which one will you choose?

Salt Detox Bath Recipe

1/4 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
1/4 cup Epsom Salt
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Favorite essential oils if desired (I use 10 drops of peppermint or lavender)

Dissolve Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt, Epsom salt, and baking soda in boiling hot water in a quart size jar, then set aside. Fill foot tub (you can find this at any beauty supply store), with warm/hot water, and add apple cider vinegar. Pour salt mixture in and add essential oils if you’d like.

Soak your feet in the bath for 30 minutes at least. Note that with any detox bath, you may feel tired or lightheaded when you get out. Therefore, don’t do it if you’re home alone or before going somewhere, just in case you get too tired or need help.

This bath is good for skin irritations, boosting magnesium levels and overall detoxing.

Oxygen Detox Bath Recipe

2 cups (or more) of Hydrogen Peroxide
1 Tablespoon dried Ginger Powder

Fill the foot tub with warm/hot water and add the hydrogen peroxide and dried Ginger. Soak feet in the tub for at least 30 minutes, or as long as you’d like. This bath is ideal during illnesses. The ginger helps clear congestion and/or alleviate body aches. It can also be helpful if you have allergies or skin irritation.

Honey Lemon Foot Bath

1/2 Cup Of Honey
1 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Sliced Lemon

Fill you foot tub with warm/hot water and foot stones, which feels amazing after having your foot arched all day. Throw in the honey, apple cider vinegar, and sliced lemon. Soak your feet for at least 30 minutes. The benefits of this foot bath are as follows:

Honey acts as an humectant. It attracts and retains moisture. It’s also great for swollen feet.

Apple Cider Vinegar serves as an anti-bacterial remedy. It’s also a great muscle relaxer.

Lemon gives your foot bath a wonderful aroma, but it’s also perfect for removing dead skin cells.