What is a Foot Detox?

What is a Foot Detox?

People often think about detoxing including a juice cleanse or another detox with food, but there are also detoxes of the body. One popular type of detox is called a foot detox. Here are some things to know about this type of detox.

Choose a Method For the Foot Detox

Generally, you will want to use a special foot bath for your foot detox. However, if you can’t get your hands on one, you can fill up your tub, sit on the edge (carefully), and put just your feet it. A better option would be to get some type of container large enough to fill up and rest your feet in comfortable. You don’t want to be constricted, or it isn’t going to be a relaxing or beneficial experience for you. There are a lot of simple plastic foot tubs or special ones with bubbles and jets.

Sea Salt is Very Cleansing

You will find that many foot soaks, particularly with foot detox, will use some type of salt. Sea salt is often chosen, though some recipes ask for rock salt. Sea salt can be cleansing to the feet and the skin, which makes it a perfect addition to a detox bath. If you are using sea salt, you can also add in some baking soda to the water. Use about an equal amount of each, typically about ½ cup to a cup of each added to a foot bath with warm water.

Try Bentonite Clay

An ingredient that is actually great for natural health and detoxing, but is not as well known as others, is bentonite clay. This is perfect for your skin and body, getting rid of all those toxins and helping to deliver a powerful mineral to your body. You can try doing a relaxing and rejuvenating foot detox soak by using bentonite clay. However, it is extremely important that you know where the clay comes from, since the less quality bentonite clay may have some lead in it. Make sure you do your research and get it from a natural, reputable source.

To go the simple method, you could always do a simple foot soak detox with nothing more than warm water and some Epsom salt. This is easy to find just about anywhere, and it is very cleansing so it works great for a foot detox. It also happens to be used in regular detox baths for the entire body.

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