According to the Chinese reflexology, our feet are the center of numerous energy zones that are related to important body systems. These beliefs form the basis of numerous detox treatments that focus on the feet and effectively cleanse the body of toxins and waste.
Foot detoxes draw toxins and metals out through the feet. There are various foot detox techniques, like acupressure, ionic foot soaks, foot masks and scrubs, and detox foot pads.
Researchers claim that a foot detox alkalizes the body and improves overall health.
Here are some of the benefits they offer:
- Burn calories
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Improve mood
- Treat swellings
- Normalize blood sugar levels
- Calm the body
- Boost the immune system
Here are some of the best ones:
Foot Detox Recipe
Foot detox pads are highly beneficial and efficient. Wear them overnight, and if they are dark in the morning, you should know that they have detoxified your body.
Ionic Foot Bath
This bath uses electrical current to create a powerful chemical reaction, and as the warm water opens the pores the salt fights inflammation. The ions are quickly absorbed in the feet and detoxify the entire body.
Salt Detox Recipe
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup sea salt
Add the ingredients to the boiled water, and boil them for a bit.
Fill the tub, add some apple cider vinegar, and pour the boiled mixture. Soak in it for half an hour.
Oxygen Detox Recipe
- 1 tablespoon of dry ginger powder
- 2 cups hydrogen peroxide
Fill a tub with warm water and add the ginger and hydrogen peroxide to a bath with warm water and soak in it for half an hour.
Clay Detox Recipe
- ½ a cup of bentonite clay
- ½ a cup of Epsom salts
Add the Epsom salts in a tub filled with hot water, mix the bentonite clay with some water with a wooden spoon, and add the mixture to the bath. Soak for half an hour.
Detox Foot Scrub
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 4-5 drops of lemon, lemongrass, or juniper essential oil
- 2 drops of peppermint oil
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
In a bowl, mix the ingredients and stir well. Apply the mixture to the feet, and gently rub the scrub along the sole, in between the toes, on the top of the foot, and around the ankles for about 10 minutes. This will exfoliate the skin and detoxify the body.
Try some of these foot detox techniques, and naturally boost your health!