Since our lifestyles have become faster and busier, we are also becoming less and less healthy and more prone to diseases.
One part of the body that suffers most are our feet. Our feet are under constant pressure of our body weight and wearing uncomfortable footwear can even make the condition worse.
This can lead to varicose veins, cracked heels, and fungal infections. Yet, you can relax and soothe your feet in a completely natural way. After a hard day at work, enjoy a nice, warm, foot soak, which will eliminate bad odor, calm the feet, and kill bacteria and fungi.
The following simple foot soak with olive oil and Epsom salt is one of the best ways to avoid feet issues and relieve the pain in them. The salt will increase iodine levels and tone the feet.
Here is how to prepare it:
- Epsom salt
- Peppermint essential oil
- Olive oil
- Mint tea
- Lemon juice
- A bowl of hot water
Simply add all the ingredients in a bowl of hot water and mix everything well, then soak your feet in it for 15 minutes and rinse with water in the end. We also recommend scrubbing your feet with a pumice stone afterwards to remove all the dead skin cells from the surface.
Benefits from this relaxing foot soak:
1. Reduces stress: The foot soak is probably one of the greatest ways of relieving stress, as it is rich in magnesium contained in the Epsom salt. This mineral is the perfect solution when it comes to reducing stress.
2. Relaxes your mind: According to reflexology, which is an ancient alternative medicine approach that treats various health issues and conditions by stimulating reflex points on the feet, there are multiple nerves located on the feet, so such foot baths directly target them and thus provide relief.
3. Universal detox method: All people who are keen on wellness know how harmful the toxins for our body are. They not only affect our skin but also can lead to long-lasting digestive problems. Lemon and peppermint are the great helpers when it comes to detoxification as they are able to eliminate all the toxins from your body.