Healing Benefits of Foot Baths
There are many healing benefits of foot baths. Does your whole body ache? A foot bath might be what your body needs. Have you heard the saying that when your feet hurt your whole body hurts? Our nerve endings are in the palm of our hands and at the bottom of our feet, nerve ending represents every part of our body including all organs. So, in fact, when your feet hurt your whole body hurts and for this reason, you should not take foot baths lightly.
The best time to take foot baths is usually at bedtime because it helps you to relax and get ready for a good night’s sleep, however, you can take a foot bath any time of the day. It is not necessary to soak your whole body to reap the benefits of a soak, but by soaking your feet for approximately 20 – 30 minutes can give you some of the therapeutic benefits.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits
Some of the benefits include removing heavy metals from our bodies. We accumulate heavy metals in our bodies from the environment, products, food and even water supply. Some of these metals include lead, arsenic, nickel, aluminum and mercury which can be very dangerous to our health. These metals and others can cause many symptoms and illnesses such as autoimmune disorders, as well as mental health, and a host of others.
- Taking hot foot baths can cause your arteries and veins to expand which increases blood flow.
May lower blood pressure because a warm foot bath expands veins and improves circulation
Reduces tension, stress.
Remove toxins – through the body urine system
Remove heavy metal from the body – through the body urine system
Relieves minor pain
Relieves soreness of joint & muscles
Improve overall health
My Foot Bath Recipes
I am going to share some ingredients that I use in my foot baths. Below are three of my favorite foot bath recipes that are quite simple, and easy to make at home.
Here they are:
Vinegar and Baking Soda – Pour 2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 cup of vinegar in a large bowl of warm water. Make sure the bowl is large enough with ample room because the combination of the vinegar and baking soda will fizz and increase in size, too much vinegar or baking soda could cause it to overflow so start off slow with 1 teaspoon, and slowly add the vinegar. The bowl must also be large enough to accommodate both feet in the water. This soak helps in detoxing the body from toxin. Soak for approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
Dead Israel Sea Salt – Dead Israel Sea Salt is powerful and rich in minerals – it provides ease for pain and soreness, increases hydration within the body, detoxify, cleanse and heals. Add 1 cup of Dead Israel Sea Salt to a warm bowl of water and soak for 20 – 30 minutes.
Lavender, Frankincense, Peppermint & Ginger Oils – Relieves aches and pain, and helps to restore well-being. Add 3 drop of each essential oil in a large bowl of warm water, large enough for both feet. Relax and soak for 15 – 20 minutes, towel dry and massage for 5 minutes.
Add regular foot baths to your self-care routine, and see if it makes a difference in how you feel. Promoting Health & Holistic Wellness… JE Sunnie
Related: Detox & Restore Bath Soak
*Disclosure: The content on all pages of this website are for information and educational purposes only. The information I share is from my life experiences, knowledge, wisdom, and in-depth research. If you have any medical conditions, please consult with your physician.