This DIY detoxifying foot soak is great for soothing tired achy feet, and also for removing impurities from the body. In the world today, our bodies are exposed to toxins on a regular basis. These sources can be everything from the water we drink to the products we use, and even to the air we breathe. The good news is that there are ways that we can lessen our daily toxic exposure, and gentle ways to detoxify our bodies on a regular basis. There are multiple combinations that one can use of detoxifying ingredients in order to achieve a purifying and soothing DIY foot bath. Today, I will share a go to recipe that your feet will surely thank you for.
What you will need:
*Always be aware of personal skin sensitivities to certain essential oils, as well as If you have any fresh wounds on the feet*
1 cup Epsom salts
½ cup bentonite clay
½ cup apple cider vinegar (If making ahead to store, omit liquid ingredients like ACV until you are ready for your foot soak)
(optional) 10–20 drops of the essential oil(s) of your choosing
(optional) dried herbs
Pour your warm water (as warm as you can tolerate) into a basin of your choosing, that is large enough for your feet and the water without causing overflow. Do not fill your basin all the way to the top, or it will spill over when you rest your feet in. I would recommend that you do not use a metal bowl, as this may reduce the effectiveness of the bentonite clay.
Add your Epsom salts, bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, essential oils and herbs of your choosing to the water. Mix together to allow the salts to dissolve.
Soak your feet for approximately 20 minutes (Yay if you can get 20 minutes of foot soaking time - you girls know what I'm talking about)
Epsom Salts - known to have pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties / can assist in boosting magnesium levels
Bentonite Clay - Bentonite clay has been used for centuries to draw out toxins, poisons, and impurities, from deep within the skin. The clay is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which makes it great for tired feet.
Apple Cider Vinegar - known to have antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties
Essential Oil Recommendations - lavender, wintergreen, black spruce, cilantro, ginger, lemon, peppermint (be cautious of the wintergreen, ginger, and peppermint if you tend to have very sensitive skin)
Dried or Fresh Herbal Recommendations - calendula, lavender, lemon balm, chamomile, peppermint leaf, rosemary
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