Detoxing through your feet 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
First, you should know that these detox pads are typically made from tree and bamboo extracts, and can be purchased at just about any health food store. Foot detox pads, or also known by the name – foot detox patches, have their origins in Japanese culture and are simple to use.
Many experts around the world highly recommend that you should apply the foot detox pads before you go to sleep and remove them when you wake up in the morning. So, when you remove the pads in the morning, you will notice that they are darkened with the toxins removed from your body overnight from just a single use. People who’ve tried and used these detox foot pads said that they feel less fatigue, less joint pain, and fewer headaches. The 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.
HOW IONIC DETOX FOOT BATHS WORK
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.
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. We also breathe in other toxins when surrounded by air pollution, and they sit in us when we do not exercise.
RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE DETOX FOOT BATH
Use a simple container from your home that’s large enough for both of your feet to fit comfortably.
To prepare a detox foot bath, first visit your local health and nutrition store to purchase an herb packet specifically for foot detoxification. If you can’t get to a health food store, or can’t find the right herb packet , you can try common ingredients found in your own cabinets, such as tea, dried hot peppers, garlic, ginger or dried citrus fruit peels. Tea (green tea, regular tea or any of the specialty herb teas) is especially effective, and can also help eliminate problematic foot odor caused by toxins. Experiement with a combination of any or all of these ingredients.
Then, mix your store-bought or home-made herb concoction with very hot water (about the same temperature as a hot tub) in your foot bath. Soak your feet for 25 minutes — relax and enjoy.