Sadly, we rarely pay attention to our feet, even though they carry the heavy load of our body throughout the day and assist all our movements.
Consequently, problems like cracked heels or varicose veins, and fungal infections are quite common, however, there are natural methods to treat such issues.
Nothing feels better than a nice, warm, soothing foot bath after a long working day, but this method will also boost your overall health. Specifically, foot soaks help in removal of fungi and bacteria, and are a great way to detoxify your entire body.
Adding salts to the soak, you will optimise your iodine levels, ease the pain, and relax your body.
The following is how to prepare an easy foot soak:
What you need:
Combine all the elements in the container with hot water, and dip your feet for 15 minutes. Next, clean with water, and scrub the feet with a pumice stone to remove the dead skin particles.
Epsom salt, being rich in magnesium will help you relieve stress, and remove all toxins stored in the body, improving your overall health.
Also, foot baths help in the stimulation of reflexology points on our feet, soothing the nerves, and thus ease the mind, and generate a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.
You can choose to use other essential oils, apart from peppermint essential oil for your foot soaks as well. CanyonRanch outlines some of the best and most popular choices for your healing foot therapy:
“-Cedarwood oil is an antiseptic and anti-fungal, making it a good choice if you suffer from Athlete’s Foot.
-Cypress oil is an antiseptic and natural deodorant. Add a few drops to your soak if you have a blister or are concerned about foot odour.
-Juniper berry oil alleviates muscle aches, including those caused by arthritis.
-Lavender oil, as you may know, is a favourite for relaxation. It’s also a natural pain reliever—optimal for sore muscles and joints.
-Rosemary oil helps soothe tired muscles and has antiseptic properties.
-Wintergreen oil is considered nature’s aspirin. It helps with pain and swelling and has a cooling sensation that is particularly pleasurable on tired feet.”
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