Nature is here with us since forever! Sadly, many of us forget about its miracles and benefits when it comes to our health. This means that Nature provides us with all the necessary remedies that will help us to treat different health issues.
For that purpose, we will tell you how to make a detox foot soak to eliminate the toxins from your body. The procedure is very simple and easy, and you can do this at your home.
We will get to that, but first, let me tell you more about the health benefits of the ingredients used in this detox foot soak:
A mineral compound with many uses, Epsom salt is a popular product for wellness and beauty. It is an effective natural treatment in the case of arthritis, joint pain, skin disorders, and sore muscles. Some studies showed that Epsom salt has potent antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Baking soda can remove the toxins from your body in a quick and efficient way. Its effectiveness is due to its rich content of vitamins and minerals. Moreover, it is a great natural remedy for treating sore feet and eliminating foot odor.
Castor oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, and minerals. In other words, this oil is great for pampering your feet. Castor oil has powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, and it is usually used in the treatment of athlete’s foot.
When you use water externally (when you soak your feet), water hydrates your skin and open the pores. When you consume it internally, water hydrates your skin. Water is of utmost importance since it enables more efficient absorption of the other ingredients used 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
In a bowl, pour the water and add the ingredients. Mix well and soak your feet in it for 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, wipe your feet with a towel. As simple as that!
Foot soak can eliminate the toxins from your body. Moreover, it promotes relaxation, so it is a great way to finish your day. In this way, you will relieve your aches and pain, hydrate your skin, and soothe your muscles.
A quick note on sodium bicarbonate
— Baking soda is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. Also, people sensitive to sodium and children younger than 5 years should not use baking soda.
— Don’t use baking soda longer than 3 consecutive days! If some side effects occur, you should stop using it right away!
— Keep it out of the reach of small children!
Possible side effects of baking soda:
- Frequent loss of appetite
- Unpleasant taste
- Mood changes
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Muscle pain and/or twitching
- Swollen feet or lower legs
- Nervousness or restlessness
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Frequent headaches
- Difficulty breathing
You may experience some of these side effects only if you take baking soda in large doses, for a long time. Also, people with kidney disease are more likely to experience these side effects!