The Chinese reflexology system maintains that our feet are the centers of numerous natural energy zones, that play a role in important body functions and vital organs.
According to MedicalNewsToday:
“Advocates claim that a foot detox removes toxins and heavy metals from the body through the feet. Supporters of this method claim that a foot detox may also benefit a person by:
- balancing the body’s pH
- reducing swelling
- Boosting mood
- relieving stress
- increasing immunity to illness
- aiding weight loss
- improving heart health
- destroying harmful microorganisms”
Therefore, you can cleanse the entire body by detoxifying the feet, and here are several effective options:
Oxygen Detox Recipe
- A tablespoon of Dry Ginger Powder
- 2 cups of Hydrogen Peroxide
Add the ingredients to a tub with hot water, and soak the feet in it for 30 minutes to eliminate toxins from the body.
Ionic Foot Bath
Salt offers powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and the hot water will help its absorption in the pores, in order to detoxify the body with the help of the ions from the bath.
MedicalNewsToday reports that this method “is one of the most popular foot detox systems, claim that it uses charged particles called ions to create an ionic field that cleanses and purifies the body. The system ionizes water molecules, separating water (H2O) into H+ and OH- ions.
These ions then attract and neutralize toxins and heavy metals of the opposite charge, supposedly pulling them out through the bottom of the feet. The theory is that users will feel relaxed and refreshed after using this system. “
You will notice the water getting darker as the bath draws out toxins. Here are two excellent options you should try:
1. Salt Detox Recipe
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- A cup of Epsom salts
- A cup of Sea salt
- 2 cups of Baking Soda
Boil some water in a pot, and add these ingredients. Fill the tub with warm water, add some apple cider vinegar, and add the mixture of salts and baking soda. Soak the feet in the tub for 30 minutes, in order to detoxify the body, elevate magnesium levels in the body, and soothe skin irritations.
2. Clay Detox Recipe
- 1/2 cup of Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup of bentonite clay
Fill the tub with hot water, add the Epsom salts, and a few drops of some essential oil. Then, use a wooden spoon to mix the bentonite clay with the water, and soak the feet for half an hour.
Foot Detox Pads
These pads are actually among the most powerful cleansing methods. You can find them in health stores, and all you have to do is to put them on the soles before going to sleep. In the morning, remove them, and they will be dark from the toxins they absorbed through the night.