Are you ready to be spoiled? Life will always be busy and hectic, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give yourself a break.
It just takes a few minutes a day to improve your:
- Energy levels
- Sleeping habits
And that’s not all, you’ll also be reducing your pain and anxiety levels.
How can you do that?
With a simple, but effective foot bath.
Soaking your feet in hot water for 15-20 minutes per day can do wonders for your overall health.
And if you have issues with calluses, aches, and foot infections, then this is the natural remedy you’ve been looking for.
Not only are foot soaks extremely healthy, but they also disinfect your feet and give you a sense of relaxation.
Related: Unforgettable Tips for Healthy Feet
And that’s not all, a proper foot soak can also:
- Improve cognitive function.
- Boost your immune system.
- Eliminate toxins from your body.
- Help boost creativity and work habits.
- Relieve muscle and mental tension.
- Reduce inflammation and stimulates circulation.
- Reduce the presence and appearance of typical foot problems like calluses, corns, and dry, flaky skin.
If you’re not convinced yet that you should have a foot soak tonight, well think again.
A foot bath also alleviates pain associated with:
- Pelvic pain and pelvic inflammatory disease
- Liver problems
- Prostate problems
- Joint and rheumatic aches and pains
- Excessive perspiration
- Chest congestion and cold
- Flu symptoms like cough, nausea and chills
Now, are you ready to try out the 5 Best Curative Foot Baths?
First, to ensure that you enjoy all of its amazing healing properties, you need to make the base of your foot bath.
For this, you will need 2 important ingredients: 3 tablespoons of baking soda and ½ cup of sea salt or Epsom salt.
These ingredients are vital for your skin because they are easily absorbable and they help replenish your body’s magnesium ions levels.
So, what does this mean?
Basically, this ensures that your body functions at its best by:
- Boosting serotonin (the happy chemical).
- Increasing energy and stamina.
- Decreasing irritability and adrenaline.
- Lowering blood pressure.
- Increasing focus and concentration.
- Improving sleeping habits.
Moreover, it effectively eliminates foot odors and fungus.
So start relishing in its countless benefits:
#1 “The Lavender Retreat” Soak
Calm the nerves after a stressful day and relieve fatigue with this incredible foot bath. After preparing your base and dissolve the baking soda and Epsom salt in the hot water, add:
- 12 drops of lavender essential oil
- 3 drops of rose geranium essential oil
#2 “The Garden of Eden” Soak
Soothe and refresh tired, achy feet with this simple mix, besides your base, add:
- 1/2 cup lavender flowers
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh sage
Related: Impressive Health Benefits of Sage
#3 “Cheshire’s Cat Treat” Soak
This foot bath is perfect for swollen, achy feet and the reason why I chose the name will be revealed to you in a second.
For this treatment you need your base and:
- chamomile flowers
Now, you will need to place the dried herbs in a cloth bag and steep them in a few cups of boiling water to make an herbal solution.
After the solution has cooled to a tolerable temperature for foot soaking, add it to your base and let your worries and stress soak away.
If you have a cat, be careful and make sure she doesn’t drink the water.
#4 “Ultimate Relief” Soak
If you have aching feet after a long day, this foot bath is the one for you. After you’ve prepared the base, add:
- four drops of thyme essential oils
- four drops of chamomile essential oils
Extra Tip: If you want to make your experience more pleasant, add a few smooth pebbles in your water and massage the bottoms of your feet.
#5 “Fungus Killer” Soak
Whether you want to treat or prevent a fungal infection, this foot bath will work miracles for you.
Use the base as before and simply add the following to your mixture:
- 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 10-20 drops of the essential oil of your choice, such as thyme, mint, cinnamon, clove
Related: Miraculous Herb – Mint
Pick the foot soak of your choice and do it 2-3 times a week. If you want to do it more often, use essential oils and/or dried herbs.
Will you try these curative foot soaks out?
Please tell me what you’ve noticed after having 1 foot bath, I’m really curious to find out.
To your health.
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