Are you looking for ways to detox through your feet? We have rounded up some of the best homemade remedies to detox your feet naturally at home.
We are all well aware of the impurities or toxins ranging in our body with the increased usage of beauty products, chemical products, and the pollution in the atmosphere.
Foot Detoxes are globally known nowadays and are known to be the secrets for great health.
Advocates claim that a foot detox removes toxins and heavy metals from the body through the feet.
So I would suggest that if you are willing to detox feet naturally initially, fetch some essential oils (lavender, lemongrass, etc), put them in a warm water bath, and soak your feet in it for a natural relaxing foot detox bath at home.
The methods available for a foot soak or foot bath are manifold. But I will guide you through 6 wonderful ways to detox your feet naturally with homemade solutions as well as artificially with the help of feet detox pad or feet detox patches.
Benefits of Foot Detox
- By balancing the body’s pH
- boosting mood
- relieving stress
- aiding weight loss
- improving heart health
- reducing swelling /inflammation
- increasing immunity to illness
- destroying harmful microorganisms
How to Detox Your Feet at Home
The following is the list of the different kinds of procedures that you can opt for:
1. Clay Feet Detox Bath
This is one of the easiest ways to cleanse toxins from your body system at home.
- All you need is to prepare a warm water bath adding some essential oils like lavender oil, half cup of Epsom salts
- Then add 2 tablespoons of Bentonite Clay; you need to mix the ingredients intensively till the clump gets dissolved and while mixing please make sure to use a plastic spoon and a glass bowl instead of the metallic ones to avoid anything harmful.
- After adding the clay into the bath, soak your feet at least for 30 minutes, and apply some moisturizer afterward.
Bentonite clay is a powerful ingredient for this matter as it has an ability to become charged up when hydrated.
Upon hydration, it changes into a component that is able to carry oppositely charged ions for example toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, etc, and thus helps to detox your feet extensively.
2. Castor Oil Feet Detox Bath
The benefits of castor oil are numerous and can be applied in our daily lives for betterment in our lifestyle.
It also helps to get rid of fungal issues associated with your feet. Undecylenic acid, a component of castor oil, is widely effective for toenail fungus, foot fungus, or any such fungal infections.
If you are suffering from any of these foot problems and looking for a solution, well look no further.
- Dip some Epsom salt in a hot water bath.
- Soak your feet for about five minutes and then apply castor oil topically.
- Do this before you go to bed and put on socks for better results.
Besides, it gives you relief from foot skin issues. Be it, fissures, cracks, or just dryness, the application of castor oil is magical for your foot skin and your health overall.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar Foot Detox
Well, sounds crazy right? But this acidic solution does wonders to your feet indeed.
Soaking your feet in a cold water bath with a few drops of apple cider vinegar for about 10 to 15 mins is suggested by many dermatologists to get clean and healthy foot skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar has antifungal properties that help you to get free from toenail fungus too. Remember soaking your feet for too long and in warm water, a bath might make your skin dry, hence act accordingly.
You can add Epsom salts or Dead Sea salt in order to increase the level of magnesium which is immensely needed for detoxification.
Apple Cider Vinegar also has antioxidants known as polyphenols which are glorious substances to give you good health.
4. The Onion Miracle
The nerve endings of our body system have direct access to each and every organ in our body. Now the bottom of our feet has several of such nerve endings approximately 7,000 or even more.
This pathway is known as Meridians in Chinese Medicine Language. Hence, in other words, it can be interpreted that, the Meridians are closely associated with our CNS or Central Nervous System; this makes the bottom region of the foot more powerful and accessible.
These Meridians are a really strong electrical field but most of the time they remain dormant or inactivated because we don’t go for Acupuncture or walk barefoot often (coming contact with the Earth’s ionic field, they get activated).
But don’t worry, here is the trick for you to get your internal system purified with the help of activated Meridians.
- For this, you will need a sliced piece of organic onion (pesticide-free) and your normal home socks.
- Make sure that the sliced onion becomes the base of your sock (platform region) so that when you sleep your feet are in good contact with the sliced onions.
- This a trans-dermal-application means the onions will start its work through your skin and directly come into contact with your internal organs.
- The onions will absorb the toxins from your bloodstream, purify the blood and kill the bacteria and germs effectively because of the anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
- The Phosphorus present in onion is responsible for this.
- The image below will help you learn about the organs within your body and the Meridian connections in your foot.
Extra Tips: You can also take the help of baking soda which is usually found in your kitchen corner and some rock salt which is one of the essentials found in every house.
- Dissolve one cup of baking soda and one cup of rock salt or sea salt in your water bath.
- Make sure it is as warm as possible because for any foot soak method, the warmer the water, the more effective is the method.
- After this, soak your feet in it for 45 minutes and then towel dry your feet gently.
- It is best to do before you go off to sleep.
Explore Artificial Ways Too!
5. Feet Detox Pads or Feet Detox Patches
It is another simple method to detox your feet. It is a product that is designed to pull out the impurities and toxins from your body through your feet while you sleep.
It has special ingredients that help your toxins get liberated out of your body and in the morning you can surprisingly see the pads soaked with dark impurities.
It mainly has natural ingredients such as herbs, vinegar extracts, and bamboo extracts. Reviewers have confirmed that this method is a fast effective one.
It enables you to sleep better and wake up with a refreshed mind the next morning as well. It also allows a good blood circulation, a positive mental state, and boosts you up with energy.
The benefits of these patches are not finished here. This detox method helps you get rid of the irritating foul odor of your body which is mainly due to the foul odors of your impure system.
Lastly, the major skin problems like acne, rashes, and other problems are due to the rising toxin level in your body.
Using detox pads or detox patches you can easily uproot such problems and get a glowing healthy skin. So don’t delay to pamper yourself and make the most of this product.
You can also make these feet detox pads at home by using a few steps:
1. Boil half cup of organic apple cider vinegar and add onion and garlic for 10 minutes approximately.
2. Let the solution cool for some time after removing from the oven, say for about 25 minutes.
3.Use gauze pads and pour the solution onto them till they are saturated enough. Make sue they are not dripping also take care of the adhesive region.
4. After this, apply the pads on your soles of feet and wear socks. Leave it overnight.
5. Remove in the morning by peeling off the pads.
6. Ionic Foot Detox Machine
Ionic Foot Detox Machines are quite famous nowadays in spas and other beauty offices. Ionic Foot Detox Machines are used to remove impurities and toxins of your body through the foot soles with the help of certain ionic specialized machines.
This amazing technique works pretty well by pulling out the toxins in your body through your feet by an ionizing machine that ionizes the water bath.
It is said that positively charged ions like hydrogen are given in the water, these ions act as magnets to bind to the negatively charged heavy metals or ions in your body and help them to get pulled out of your body through the feet.
This is absolutely a safe mechanism and you need not worry about anything going wrong due to this. It is also speculated that the color of the water bath tells a lot about your internal condition of the body.
If you see the water slightly turning brownish, it means that your liver is the most toxic part of your body, likewise, yellow and blue colors signify toxin accumulation in the urinary tract and kidney respectively.
So set your indecisions off and select the perfect way of getting a foot detox for yourself and bring the required changes in your lifestyle & health. You may also take advice from your physician regarding this if lacking confidence.