A foot bath can be a relaxing and pampering experience, but according to some holistic health experts, there is much more to it. By adding a few relatively inexpensive ingredients to hot water, you can turn your foot soak into a detoxifying treatment that can enhance your wellbeing and expel toxins from your body. Here's an expert-approved recipe and its alleged benefits.
Recipe for Homemade Detox Foot Bath
Why Dead Sea Salts?
The therapeutic properties of sea salts have been known for centuries. According to tradition, queen Cleopatra convinced Mark Antony to conquer the region of the Dead Sea just so she could access the mineral-rich waters and experience their beauty and health benefits.
While common sea salts usually contain only traces of minerals, Dead Sea salt contains up to 21 minerals. In addition to alleged
What Are the Benefits?
According to the author of the book "Healer: The Pioneer Nutritionist and Prophet Dr. Hazel Parcels in Her Own Words," hot water draws toxins to the surface of the skin, and as the water cools off, the toxins are released in the water (through Osmosis). Most naturopathic doctors recommend detox baths as a part of their detox protocols.
How to Make Your Own Detox Foot Treatment
If you want to create a homemade foot detox treatment, follow these simple instructions.
Things You'll Need
Foot spa bucket or bath tub
Hot water (enough to fill the bucket/to cover your feet in the tub)
6 tablespoons of sea salts (preferably Dead Sea salts)
6 tablespoons of baking soda