It’s not necessary to go to a spa professional to get a treatment that will give you a range of health benefits. Foot soaks can be prepared at very little expense and with ingredients that can be found in every household (they rarely require more than 5 things). These remedies can stimulate blood circulation, help heal certain diseases, and have a powerful effect on your mind and body.
A nice bonus is, when making your own foot soak, you are free to change the concentration of ingredients, and this way get more benefits and reduce the risk of skin irritation caused by the addition of chemicals.
These 10 magic foot bath recipes that work great for different health purposes.
Contrast baths for swollen feet
The different temperatures of water will work great in encouraging better blood circulation in the feet. Though, make sure the water you use is not too hot.
Take 2 buckets and fill half of the first with hot and half of the second with cold water. Soak your feet in the hot water for 10 minutes, then put them for another 10-12 minutes to the bucket of cold water. Switch back to the hot water and keep your feet there for 5 more minutes.
Aromatic citrus soak to get rid of foot odor
Not only will this bath battle bad smells and sweat, but it’s also a perfect way to soothe aching feet.
Add one lemon, one lime, and one orange (all fully sliced) to a foot bath with warm water. Follow with 4 drops of peppermint oil, 4 drops of tea tree oil, and 3 tbsp of baking soda. Soak your feet in the mixture for about half an hour.