Years of trapped toxins that are absorbed by the body from our environment can stay in our fat cells until we detox and flush them from our system. In this article, we will look at a simple recipe for a footbath that can help our overall health and well-being.
Toxic metals, petro chemicals, chemical byproducts, and biological toxins are present in the environment, whether we want them. Of course, these occur in everyday products most people use. Toxins can stay trapped inside the fat cells of the body until we take action to flush them out.
This Simple Foot Detox Can Flush YEARS of Trapped Toxins
A detoxifying footbath can remove toxins stored in the body’s fat cells. The chemical process of hydrolysis uses the salts and excretes fats from the feet that will change the color of the water that your feet are soaking in from clear to brownish color.
Ingredients needed for a simple foot detox to flush toxins
According to an unpublished study by the University of Birmingham, Epsom salts or magnesium sulfate can be absorbed by the skin in as little as 12 minutes in a bath. Participants who bathed in an Epsom salt bath had their blood and urine levels tested for magnesium. The results suggest ‘some magnesium retention in tissues after bathing as blood levels were still high.’
Magnesium is an essential nutrient for our bodies; we usually get enough from the food we eat. According to The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, magnesium is important for over 300 enzyme systems in the body.
Information from the Institute’s website says that magnesium is used by the body to produce energy and build bone, and it helps synthesize DNA and RNA. Magnesium also plays a role in calcium and potassium ions being transmitted across cell membranes, which is essential to nerve function, muscle contractions, and normal heart rhythms.
The feet sweat out toxins and many other methods for detoxifying the trapped toxins in the body as well. For example, an infrared sauna can encourage sweating. A foot detox that includes Epsom salts in a bath can help the body absorb necessary magnesium and flush trapped toxins.
Look for a good quality, pure calcium Bentonite clay for this foot detox recipe. Clay acts as a binding agent to attract trapped toxic metals in the body. Therefore, they bind to the clay and are washed away when the clay is rinsed off. Bentonite clay can also be mixed in water and drank to remove toxins from the body when excreted internally.
How to make a detoxifying foot bath
A simple foot detox bath can help you relax, cleanse, and gain essential minerals while you soak. Here is an easy way to make a cleansing footbath.
Find a basin large enough for your feet to fit comfortably in that can hold up to two gallons of water. Start by filling the tub about halfway with the hottest water you can get from the tap.
- Hot water
- 2 tablespoons of Bentonite clay
- 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
First, add the Epsom salts to the tub with hot water and stir the water until the salts dissolve entirely. By this time, the water should have cooled enough to put your feet in safely. Test the temperature to avoid being scalded.
Mix the Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar to make a paste. This will be spread on your feet. So if there is not enough to coat your skin, add more of each ingredient. You can also add some water to thin the mixture out a bit.
Spread the clay and vinegar mixture on your feet and leave it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, put your feet in the Epsom salt water bath and soak them for 15 minutes or longer. After 15 minutes, rinse your feet with cool, clear water and dry them.
Foot detox methods are a waste of time and money
You may have seen an ionic footbath detox service offered at health spas or pedicure stores. The idea is that by soaking your feet, you can see the clear water turn a brownish color, which is supposed to be evidence of the toxins that are being released from your body. However, investigators have found that this is simply a process of electrolysis that will turn the water brown even without your feet being in the bath.
Another detoxification product for the feet is the foot pads which claim to flush years of trapped toxins. However, the Better Business Bureau has given the Kinoki Detox Foot Pads Company an “unsatisfactory” rating and has accused them of making false advertising claims about their product. Don’t waste your time or money on these products or services.