Stressed for a long day at work? Try a foot soak , which can help you relax and eliminate that bad smell from your foot too. Soaking your feet is even beneficial to eliminate any fungus you may have on your feet and can also help eliminate harmful toxins. The best part of soaking your feet is that you can do it at home at any time. You can, for example, easily prepare your own mint and lemon soak. This foot bath can relieve depression , cure a cold and improve digestion.
Let’s start preparing your homemade mint and lemon soak.
Ingredients you need:
- A plastic container with enough water to soak the feet
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup sea salt
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons pure lemon extract
- 2 tablespoons mint tea
- 4 tablespoons mint extract
Add all the ingredients in the plastic container that contains water. Mix them gently and soak your feet. Now, you can sit and relax while mint, lemon and other ingredients do their job. Keep your feet soak for 10-15 minutes. After that file the feet with a pumice stone and then brush the feet. Then wash your feet with clean water and clean with a towel. Once you’re done, you’ll feel rejuvenated. Now, let’s look at 5 health benefits of soaking mint and lemon feet:
1. Relax the Nerve Endings:
Your feet contain more nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of the body. Mint and lemon soak can help relax these nerve endings. It can also help improve muscle function by regulating the level of electrolytes.
2. Help in Detoxification:
Each of its feet houses 33 bones, 26 joints and more than 100 tendons. By soaking your feet in mint and lemon water, you can eliminate harmful toxins from your body.
“The detoxification by soaking the foot occurs as increases blood circulation near the surface of the skin and it helps release toxins”.
3. Improves Sleep Quality:
The dream is extremely important for your body because it helps improve your physical and mental health. Soaking mint and lemon before bedtime can relax your body and help you sleep better.
4. Improve Energy in the Morning:
Do you often feel lazy in the morning? The mint and lemon soak can change that, it can energize your body for the busy day ahead. Soaking the feet improves blood circulation and the nervous system receives the much needed boost.
5. Reduce Stress:
Worldwide, more than 300 million people suffer from stress . Stress can lead to depression, sleep problems and cardiovascular diseases. The magnesium content present in the mint and lemon bath can help reduce stress and depression. So, soak your feet for a life without stress!
- Avoid foot bathing if you suffer from any chronic disease or skin allergy.
- Your body may be allergic to certain ingredients, avoid using them.
- Foot soaking is usually safe; however, consult a doctor before soaking your feet for professional advice and guidance.