Nowadays,because of the excessive presence of toxins, we need to be more cautious when it comes to detoxification and do it on a regular basis than we did before. Of course, there are organs and systems in our body in charge of the cleansing;however, sometimes, they may become overburdened and we need to help them.
One of the best ways to do this is through external methods of detoxification such as the one we prepared for you today. It is a simple foot bath, yet a very potent one. An excellent relaxation after a long day in shoes; this soak will not just help you expel unpleasant odor and relax the feet, but also destroy bad bacteria and fungi.
Below, check out what you need so that you can prepare the soaking mixture…
DIY Foot Detox Bath
You will need:
A foot basin filled with warm water
A tsp of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Peppermint essential oil, ½ tsp
Olive oil, ½ tsp
A cup of mint tea
A tsp of Epsom salt
A pumice stone
Preparation: Add all of the ingredients in the water and then place the feet in it. Make sure the water is not too hot so that you avoid burning your skin. Relax and soak the feet for 15 minutes or until the water cools down. Then, remove the feet and rinse them well with a pumice stone. Towel-dry them and apply a foot moisturiser.
Repeat the method once per week for optimal results and enjoyment.
The Detox Bath’s Health Advantages
- Relaxes the body and mind
According to reflexology, the numerous nerves, known as reflex points, located in the feet are directly affected by the ingredients in the foot bath and thus, encourage complete relaxation of the body and mind.
- Lowers stress
Since it is abundant in magnesium thanks to the Epsom salt, this foot soak will help you minimise stress.
- Complete body detox
Thanks to the nerve endings in the feet, the ingredients from the soaking mixture are delivered throughout the whole body. In return, the toxins are pulled out and removed during the soak.