Although modern medicine is incredibly advanced in the modern era, ancient medicine and healing practices are still irreplaceable, as they offer a natural way to treat health issues.
Very often, our bodies become full of toxins, fatigues, and stressed, so detox methods are the best way to improve the function of our body organs and systems and restore our optimal health.
According to TheSoakingPot:
“Your circulatory and lymphatic systems can become sluggish from stress, tension, poorly fitted shoes, and bad posture. When blood flow or lymphatic circulation is hindered, it makes it difficult for various areas of the foot to fight infection, defend against germs and remove toxins.
This build-up of toxins can cause issues such as ulcers, cellulitis and athlete’s foot. Foot soaks, reflexology and foot massage are helpful to improve circulation and stimulate the body’s own healing process.
We tend to build up toxins in the body through sedentary lifestyles, the processed food we eat, the air we breathe and sometimes even the water we drink. This can cause ailments such as bloating, fluid retention, puffiness, fatigue, and inflammation.
Your body sends harmful substances to the feet and legs where they collect and build up over time. Because the feet have over 7,000 nerve endings and the largest pores of the body, soaking your feet using sea salts and other natural ingredients designed to draw out toxins is a great way to cleanse your body from harmful substances.”
Here is how to make a homemade detox foot soak:
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 10 drops Castor oil
- 2 tablespoons Epsom salt
- 5 to 6 liters water
Pour the water into a bowl, add the Epsom salt, castor oil, and baking soda. Mix the ingredients, and soak the feet in it for half an hour. Then, wipe the feet off with a towel, and apply some moisturizing cream.
Water hydrates the skin and opens the pores, in order to help the absorption of the ingredients.
Epsom salt is incredibly rich in minerals, and effectively soothes joint pain, sore muscles, skin disorders, and arthritis. It is also commonly used as a beauty and wellness product.
On the other hand, baking soda is one of the best ways to eliminate toxins from the body, destroy bacteria, and fight foot odor. Castor oil pampers your feet, offer powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and replenishes the skin with minerals, vitamin E, and unsaturated fatty acids.
Foot soaks are an excellent way to relax the body, relieve aches and pains, hydrate the body, and cleanse the body.