5 Easy Recipes for DIY Detox Foot Baths
At the end of a long day, there’s no better way to rejuvenate your achy feet than with some rosemary. Fill a bucket or footbath with warm water, and add several rosemary sprigs. Not only does it smell great, but rosemary is full of antioxidants and essential oils that will rejuvenate your feet and whole body.
Soak for Swollen Feet
Walking all day? You’ll love this invigorating foot soak. Fill a basin with cool water, then slice up a lemon and add the slices along with several sprigs of mint. The oils in the lemon and mint will help revive your skin while the cool water will decrease swelling.
All-Purpose Foot Detox Bath
If you need a good soak in a foot bath, here’s a soothing recipe. Pour a gallon of water into a basin, and then add 1 cup lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and ¼ cup milk. Mix thoroughly, stick your feet in, and relax! The lemon juice is filled with antioxidants, while the protein in the milk nourishes and hydrates.
Foot Bath Massage
Here’s an at-home foot bath that’s almost as good as the day spa! Take a plastic basin and fill with warm to hot water (as hot as you like). Stir in ½ cup Epsom salts (available at most drugstores) and the 5–10 drops of essential oils like eucalyptus, lavender, or peppermint. As an added bonus, add a few handfuls of marbles to the bottom of the basin. Stick your feet in the basin and relax, rubbing your feet over the marbles for a gentle massage.
Foot Bath without the Bath
Don’t have a water basin or looking for some more TLC? Try this cooling and moisturizing mask for sore feet. Puree 2 peeled cucumbers, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons almond or olive oil in a blender. Then, divide the puree into two large Ziploc bags. Place a foot in each bag and massage the mixture into your feet. Sit back and relax for 10–15 minutes. Remove your feet from the bags, then rinse well. You won’t believe how smooth and refreshed they feel!
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