We are living in a world polluted with various chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides, and many other chemicals that contribute to the build-up of toxins in the body. If you follow a diet that is high in fat and with plenty of alcohol, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, then it is most likely that the toxins will get quickly stored in your body.
A body that is overwhelmed with toxins does not function accordingly and in order to get detoxified we need to introduce certain techniques and methods. There is a wide range of beverages and foods that can initiate the body detox, but there are also detox baths that can help in the removal of toxins.
The body will send you signals alarming you of the impact of toxins, like experiencing persistent fatigue, pale facial complexion, and persistent weight gain. You should know that the weight loss is being prevented if the body is being affected by toxins and waste.
The build-up of toxins in the body will lead to water retention, fatigue, and bloating and as a result of that the removal of these toxins will be extremely difficult. Hence, the need of traditional remedies like massage and footbath are highly needed.
Natural Foot Detox Techniques
These two techniques will help in the removal of toxins and body cleanse and the use of feet will contribute in this body detox. We shall present to you two methods: a foot bath and a foot scrub.
Method 1 – Detox Foot Bath
Did you know that the feet have over 7000 nerve endings, and because of that the footbath is particularly effective way for the removal of body toxins. These ingredients can be used in the follow-up of this detox method.
- Epsom salt
The combo of Epsom salt with sea salt in equal amounts along with 2 glasses of baking soda and a drop of your favorite essential oil in hot water will provide the needed body detox. Add this mixture in a hot water and stir everything nicely till everything gets dissolved. Once the solution is prepared soak your feet in it for at least half an hour.
This feet bath will not only help with the removal of toxins from the body, but also with the treatment of skin irritation. As per a conducted study, the use of an Epsom salt bath is a great way to elevate the magnesium levels in the body.
- Hydrogen peroxide
Combine the 2 two cups of hydrogen peroxide with dried ginger powder and in this mixture add the hot water. Soak your feet in this warm foot bath for at least half an hour. The use of this mixture will remove the toxins from the body, lower the allergies, the skin irritations and stress.
- The clay
Mix Epsom salt and clay in equal parts and then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Put it in hot water and in it soak your feet for around 20 minutes. This bentonite clay is very beneficial for the body that will help in its detoxification.
Method 2 – Detox Foot Scrub
- 1 cup of sea salt
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 2 sliced lemons
- 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of peppermint oil
Mix nicely the ingredients till they become evenly distributed and then use it on your feet by gently rubbing each part for a minimum of 5 minutes.
These detox methods are not allowed for children under the age of 5 and also for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
People that have open wounds in the feet and people with implants or transplants are forbidden the use of these methods.
Prior initiating these methods it is wise to consult a medical expert.