Epsom Salt Foot Soak – Benefits & How To Do It?




Our hectic life keeps us on our feet all day. In turn we need to take good care of them. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 jоіntѕ, 120 lіgаmеntѕ, muѕсlеѕ and nerves. As a result there are numerous areas in our feet that can cause us a lot of pain. If we want to avoid unnecessary pain then we must take care of our feet. A very simple and regular thing to do would be to use a foot soak once in a while. It soothes the joints and muscles of the feet and helps us relax. It is a wonderful way to detoxify your body as well. Here are a few amazing Epsom salt foot soak recipes that will surely rejuvenate you.

What Does An Epsom Salt Foot Soak Do:

epsom salt foot soak

Epsom salt foot soaks are extremely effective in the following ways:

  1. Epsom salt pulls toxins out of the bod.
  2. It reduces inflammation in the foot.
  3. It removes harmful toxins from the body through reverse osmosis.
  4. It ensures the proper flow of blood in the body.
  5. It ensures proper functioning of the nerves and muscles.
  6. It cures magnesium deficiency.
  7. It cures athlete’s foot, sprains, toenail fungus, muscle cramps, bruises and gout.

How To Use Epsom Salt Foot Soak:

Listerine Epsom Salt Foot Soak

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup of Listerine
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoon of honey
  • Warm water

Procedure:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a deep and wide pan
  • Dip your feet into the solution
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes
  • Remove your feet and dry them

Repetitions: 3 times a week.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes.

Best Time To Apply: After a long day of work.

How It Work:

  • Listerine contains Thymol that kills bacteria and fungus.
  • When used with ACV and Epsom salt, it effectively cleans any kind of germ formation in the feet.
  • It helps to reduce stress and relax.

Tips: Use a non metallic pan so that your water remains hot for a long time.

[ Read: Listerine Foot Soak Benefits ]




Apple Cider Vinegar and Epsom Salt Foot Soak

Ingredients:

  • ½ gallon of water
  • 2½ cups of ACV
  • ½ cup of Epsom salt.

Procedure:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a deep and wide pan
  • Dip your feet into the solution
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes
  • Remove your feet and dry them

Repetitions: After a long day of work.

Preparation Time: 3 to 4 times a week.

Best Time To Apply: After a long day of work.

How It Work:

  • ACV softens the hardened dead cells of the feet and makes them soft.
  • The Amino acids help to lower toxicity.
  • It helps to reduce gout formation.

Tips: Use a non metallic pan so that your water remains hot for a long time.

[ Read: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Foot Soak ]




Baking Soda And Epsom Salt Foot Soak

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of Epsom salt
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of sea salt
  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • 1/3 cup of ACV
  • Warm water

Procedure:

  • In a small container of boiling water add Epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda
  • In a wide deep pan pour the warm water and add the ACV and essential oil
  • Add the salt and baking soda mix
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes
  • Remove your feet and dry them

Repetitions: 3 to 4 times a week.

Preparation Time: 5 – 6 minutes.

Best Time To Apply: After a long day of work.

How It Work:

  • It soothes irritated skin
  • Boosts magnesium levels
  • Kills bacteria that causes foot odor

[ Read: Baking Soda Bath Benefits ]




Hydrogen Peroxide Epsom Salt Foot Soak

Ingredients:

  • ½ gallon of water
  • 2 cups of Hydrogen peroxide
  • 5 to 6 cups of Epsom salt.

Procedure:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a deep and wide pan
  • Dip your feet into the solution
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes
  • Remove your feet and dry them

Repetitions: 2 to 3 times a week.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes.

Best Time To Apply: After a long day of work.

How It Work: Hydrogen peroxide oxygenates the tissues. It helps to kill any fungal growth.

Tips:

  • Get out of the soak slowly and carefully.
  • In case of pregnancy or high blood pressure conditions, consult your doctor before an Epsom salt foot soak.

How Long Should I Soak My Foot In Epsom Salt:

The length of time for which you must soak your feet varies according to your requirement level. If you are stressed you can soak your feet for a long period of time. The time duration generally varies with the kind of treatment you are opting for.

These are some of the common Epsom salt foot soaks that you can go for. If you are allergic to any one of the ingredients then stop using it at once. Whichever method you use, do not over do any of the treatments. Excess of Epsom salt will harm your skin.

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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