Homemade Foot Soak Made Easy

Sue KennedyApr 19, 2010 | edited Apr 19, 2010 - by @SueKennedy

The perfect cure for tired, sore and swollen feet is a homemade foot soak. Feet can become sore and ache after a long day at work or out and about shopping. If you wear the incorrect footwear, this can become a problem and cause unnecessary pain. Try to sit during the day when you are able.

The most commonly added remedy for tired and sore feet is peppermint essential oil, which as well as smelling delicious eases the sore muscles in your feet. After soaking your feet rinse them and dry them gently. This is a good time to rub moisturiser into your feet, or get some one else to do it for a relaxing foot massage. A foot spa is a good investment if you enjoy the process of homemade foot soaks; you can still add anything you like to the water and they massage your feet as you soak them. A homemade foot soak can be as simple as a washing up bowl of warm water. You simply place your feet in the bowl and sit and relax for twenty minutes. The warm water relaxes your feet and they feel much better. By adding other things to the water for your homemade foot soak you can get increased benefits.

It is perfectly acceptable to add a few drops of several oils, each with their own benefits to the homemade foot soak. For skin that is irritated half a cup of healing honey can be added to the water. The honey disperses easily in the warm water. For dry skin, a cup of oats can be very beneficial in the water. Various other essential oils are commonly used in homemade foot soaks as well. Lavender or chamomile oils are traditionally good for relaxation, and lavender has good antibacterial and antifungal properties if you have a fungal infection. Tea tree oil has similar antibacterial and antifungal properties.

A homemade foot soak is a great way to improve circulation and energy flow through the body as well as the removal of toxins which can lead to better health. The benefits of a homemade foot soak is the traditional way of removing toxins from your body. A magnum bath is a special mixture of herbs, salts and essential oils that are added to the water. Soak your feet for twenty to thirty minutes and see how the water becomes cloudy, this is because the toxins are being released from your body. If you can smell vinegar, this is caused from the acid toxins that are being removed. This particular foot spa technique should be used every night for a week and then no more that twice a week.

The soles of the feet contain many pores and that is why a homemade foot soak is so effective. The removal of toxins may also provide some relief for sufferers from arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

Crystal healing and commercial foot patches are used to remove toxins from the body. The healing crystals come in the form of the crystals being embedded within them that draw the toxins from your body. You leave these patches on overnight. Users of these patches have seen dramatic results by the change in colour of the patches. Using herbal patches can give similar results. To get great results that don't cost as much, why not try a homemade foot soak?

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wilmington morning star Author Apr 29, 2010

Instead of buying them I heard that Vinegar and Green Tea are very cleansing for the body and can be placed under the feet at night time to detox the body. Any knowledge of this? Thanks.

edited Apr 29, 2010 - by @wilmingtonmorningstar29312
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