Feet are constantly under pressure due to our body weight, and sometimes we torture them by wearing uncomfortable shoes which leads to many foot affections.
Women are most prone to develop foot problems due to high heels that are extremely uncomfortable, especially if you have to wear them from 9 to 5. A recent study shows that women who are wearing high heels daily are constantly in a bad mood due to tiredness.
Since our feet are full of acupressure and reflexology points, just imagine the internal damage you can cause by wearing uncomfortable shoes. However, the new age doesn’t give us too many options and most of the time we feel powerless if you have a dress code at the office.
Even if this statement can’t be changed, we can use different therapies to eliminate stress and most body toxins by soaking our feet in water.
Applying a nice and warm foot soak at least 3 times a week will help a lot in solving many internal and external problems such as:
- Killing foot bacteria and fungi
- Calming down tired feet
- Preventing varicose veins
- Treating cracked heels
- Eliminating toxins from your body
How to prepare this feet soak to get rid of toxins from your body?
Just grab the following ingredients:
- 10 drops of castor oil
- The juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 5 liters of hot water
Take a large bowl or basin and fill it with hot water then add all the ingredients in the water. Stir the water with your hand to mix the ingredients and voila! The foot soak is ready!
Ok, now soak your feet in this mixture for 15 minutes and relax watching your favorite movie or reading a book. Take your feet out of the water and let them dry naturally.
Besides helping to clear our body of toxins, foot soaks are a great way to relax after a long day. The warm water hydrates your skin, soothes the muscles, and helps relieve aches and pains. All of the ingredients included in this foot soak recipe either strengthen or provide additional benefits to a traditional warm water foot soak.
Benefits of this foot soak
With the help of feet baths, you can remove the toxins from your body and support overall health.
One of the most effective ways in which you can decrease stress is using Epsom salt. This type of salt contains a lot of magnesium that is excellent for your health and in reducing stress.
Reflexology is a very old alternative medicine approach. With this approach, you can treat many health problems and conditions just by stimulating specific points on your feet.