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DIY: Homemade Detox Foot Soaks with Listerine and Epsom Salt

Published on February 24th 2015 by under DIY

After a whole tiresome day, detoxifying your feet is a healthy habit. As you relax your feet in foot soaks, your whole body tends to get rid of its tiredness quickly, since there are active nerve endings under your feet that quickly pick up stimuli. Make your own foot soaks at home with different ingredients for different purposes, and that should not only give you the best results in a very natural way, but would also cut down your expenses. Different foot soak recipes help in different conditions like athlete’s foot, calluses, cracked heels, sore foot, nail fungus, foot blisters etc., as also remove the dead skins from your feet and help in exfoliating, thus acts as foot softeners, making them look gorgeous. A pair of fair, soft, moisturized feet would certainly add to your grace and persona.

Detox Foot Soaks with Listerine and Epsom Salt

Detox Foot Soaks with Listerine and Epsom Salt

10 Best Homemade Foot Soak Recipes:

1. Homemade Foot Soak Recipe with Listerine and Vinegar

Ingredients

  • Listerine – 1 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 cup
  • Honey – 1-2 tbsp
  • Warm water
Foot Soak Recipe with Listerine and Vinegar

Foot Soak Recipe with Listerine and Vinegar

How to make

Mix all the ingredients in a wide and deep pan so that it holds enough water to soak both your feet. Dip your feet and keep soaked for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can also add another round of warm water after sometime, if you feel the water is losing heat.

-Tips-

Better if your pan is non-metallic, since metals are good conductors to lose heat easily.

2. Homemade Foot Soak for Dry Feet

Ingredients

  • A large basin
  • Epsom salts (hydrated magnesium sulfate) – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – 1 tbsp
  • Essential oils
  • Moisturizer

How to make

Fill the basin two-third with warm water. Make sure the basin is large enough to fit in both your feet comfortably. Add the Epsom salt to this water and mix well until dissolved. Later, also add the baking soda and stir well. Baking soda helps soothing dry skin and foot odor. Pour a few drops of essential oil to this and soak both your feet for around 20 minutes. Smear moisturizer over both your feet and massage lightly.

3. Homemade Foot Soak to detox feet by Epsom Salt

Ingredients

  • Epsom salt – 1 cup
  • Sea salt – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – 2 cups
  • Essential oil of lemon – a few drops
  • Warm water
  • Mason jar – 1 (of a half-gallon capacity)
Homemade Foot Soak to Detox Feet by Epsom Salt

Homemade Foot Soak to Detox Feet by Epsom Salt

How to make

You can either mix all the above ingredients first (except water) to make a mixture to store it in a mason jar to ease task during future foot-soak sessions, or else, you can also add the ingredients one by one to a basin full of warm water, and then soak your feet. Either ways, the above ingredients act as anti-fungal and anti-bacterial helping to detox your stinky feet and keep them healthy and stench-free.

4. Easy/Instant Foot Soak Recipe

Ingredients

  • Sea salt/Epsom salt – ½ cup
  • Hot water – ½ a bucket

How to make

Boil the water and bring it down to a comfortable temperature. Add the salt. Your foot bath is ready to use. Dip both your feet in the warm water, as long as it is warm. Wipe off with a soft towel.

5. Homemade Foot Bath with Salts

Ingredients

  • Epsom salt – ¼ cup
  • Kosher salt – ¼ cup
  • Baking soda – ¼ cup
  • Cornstarch – ¼ cup
  • Warm water – ½ a bucket

How to make

To the warm water bucket, add the salts and dissolve thoroughly. Later, add the corn starch and also the baking soda and mix. Soak your feet and soothe them. You will feel completely relaxed in 15 minutes.

6. Natural Foot Soak Recipe with Coffee

Ingredients

  • Honey – 1 cup
  • Brewed coffee – 2 cups
  • Epsom salts – ½ a cup
  • River or marble rocks – 2 to 3 pieces
  • Warm water – ½ a bucket
Foot Soak with Coffee

Foot Soak with Coffee

How to make

Boil the water and pour it in a bucket. First, add the epsom salts and dissolve thoroughly. Add the honey, the brewed coffee and mix well. By this time, the hot water would lose its temperature to a comfortable level. Now place the rocks under the water in the bucket, which you can use to rub your feet against to make them clean. This also soothes your under-feet. Now you are all relaxed in a little time!

-Tips-

You can also try essential oils of your choice like peppermint, lavender, lemon, orange, eucalyptus, mint etc.

Other DIY Foot Soak Recipes

7. Foot Bath Recipe for Smooth Feet

Ingredients

  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Lemon juice – ¼ cup (freshly squeezed)
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – A small amount

How to make

First blend all the above ingredients together and apply this mixture on your feet. When done, submerge both your feet in warm water and keep them soaked as long as the water is warm. Repeat the process every night before sleep to get a pair of pretty feet to add to your personality.

8. Foot Soak using Hydrogen Peroxide

Ingredients

  • Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution) – 2 cups
  • Sea salt – 1 cup
  • Essential oil (fresh smelling ones like peppermint, tea tree, green tea) – 1-2 drops
  • Warm water – 4 cups
Foot Soak using Hydrogen Peroxide

Foot Soak using Hydrogen Peroxide

How to make

In a bucket or tub, put the warm water and add all the ingredients one by one. Soak your feet as long as the water is hot. Hydrogen peroxide is an excellent antiseptic, and would destroy all primary infections and toxins from your feet.

9. Foot Soak with Rice Water and Baking Soda

Ingredients

  • Rice water – 2-3 cups
  • Baking soda – 3 tbsp
  • Tea tree oil – a few drops
Foot Soak with Rice Water and Baking Soda

Foot Soak with Rice Water and Baking Soda

How to make

Pour the hot rice water in a basin and add baking soda to it. Wait until the temperature comes down to be comfortable for your feet. Add the tree tea oil to this and soak your feet. Rice water enhances blood circulation of the feet, which in turn is good for your whole body. The tea tree oil is a good antifungal and would keep your feet free from any possible fungal infections, which is especially common to those people who wear leather shoes or foot-covered footwear frequently.

10. Herbal Foot Bath with Essential Oils

Ingredients

  • Warm Water – enough in quantity to reach your ankles
  • Peppermint essential oil – 3 drops
  • Eucalyptus essential oil – 1 drop
  • Lemon essential oil – 1 drop
  • Kosher salt – 1/4 cup

How to make

Pour the warm water in a basin and dissolve the salt. Next, add all the EO one by one and soak your feet, immersing your ankles. Feel the bliss!

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