Foot Detox can be an effective and easy way to help cleanse your body of toxins that build up over time — without the sacrifice of cutting certain foods out of your diet. Furthermore, foot detoxification is considered by many to be one of the safest forms of detoxification.
There are many types of foot detox procedures, including foot detox pads and detox foot spas, both homemade and electric; taking advantage of either of these methods can lead to a healthier life and a natural body cleanse. Here’s how they work:
Foot Detox Pads
These pads are typically made from tree and bamboo extracts, and can be purchased at just about any health food store. Foot detox pads, also known as foot detox patches, have their origins in Japanese culture and are simple to use.
In most cases, applying the foot detox pads before you go to sleep and removing them when you wake up will do the trick. Most find the pads darkened with the toxins removed from your body overnight from just a single use. Users of foot detox pads report feeling less fatigue, less joint pain, and fewer headaches.
How ionic Detox foot baths work
Ionic foot baths are used to detoxify the body by extracting toxins from, yep, you guessed it, your feet. Ionic foot baths use an electrical process that produces positive and negative ions in warm saltwater.
Ionic detox foot baths work by ionizing warm saltwater with alternating polarities as you breathe easy and enjoy the sense of well-being that comes from both soaking and cleansing your feet.
To detox through your feet you’ll need:
- Epsom Salts
- Bentonite Clay
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Hot (almost boiling) water
- A bucket or tub to soak feet
Mix 1/2 cup of epsom salt into the water for a foot soak. Until you wait for your water to cool down so you can soak your feet, mix 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay with 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a bowl. You can add a little water to thin, if needed. Coat your feet in this mixture and let it dry for 10 minutes. Check the water, if the temperature of the water is comfortable, you can now put your feet inside and let them soak for at least 15 minutes.
While your feet bathe, toxins are released from your body. These toxins are often the result of unhealthy eating habits, mainly the consistent consumption of processed foods and saturated fats. If your body is full of toxins you can see that the water in the bucket becomes darker as the feet soak in.