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5 Benefits of a Mini Detox Foot Soak

February 04, 201434 Comments

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I'm completely on board the Detox Bath regime.  My challenge is finding the time to soak for 30 minutes and dealing with the aftermath of sweaty hair, dizzy head and a limp body.  If you're like me the Mini Detox Foot Soak will be a good alternative for your crazy schedule, with lots of healthy benefits too.
All of us are exposed to toxins that need to get out. A detox soak with epsom salts is a natural way to draw those toxins out and replenish magnesium of which most of us are deficient.  Since our feet have the most and largest pores of the body, a detoxing foot soak can be very efficient in a short amount of time. It's an excellent place to absorb the magnesium in epsom salts as well as key essential oils, we'll talk about good choices of EOs shortly.
5 Benefits of a Mini Detox Foot Soak ~Boost your magnesium intake ~Ease stress, improve sleep ~Reduce inflammation, reduce muscle pain ~Flush toxins ~Helpful during illness, and to clear congestion.
  1. To get started, you'll need something large enough for both your feet and deep enough that the water reaches your ankles.  I've been using a large foil roasting pan that I found in the pantry, tres chic!
  2. Keep a bath towel under your water bath just in case, it will come in handy when you step out of the water.
  3. Fill container with water that's hot enough without burning your skin, very warm water is needed for a good detox.
  4. Just an option, you can add 1 teaspoon of liquid soap.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of epsom salts or, magnesium chloride flakes - a little more expensive than epsom salts but better in my opinion.
  6. Stir to dissolve with a wooden spoon.
  7. Add 10 drops of pure essential oils.  Keep in mind a detox soak can tackle multiple issues like toenail fungus or athlete's foot depending on the oil you add.  Anti-fungal EOs like Melaleuca, Oregano, Lavender, Lemon, Patchouli and Geranium are all great add-ins!
  8. If you dry brush, do so before soaking your feet.  This step will help get rid of dead skin and open up pores.
  9. Ease your feet into the very, very warm water and close your eyes.  Oh my goodness, heavenly!  Relax and renew for 10 to 15  minutes.
  10. Remove your feet and pat dry.  If it's close to bedtime, this would be a great time to apply Dreamy Sleep Salve to your feet.

FYI:  By adding a tablespoon of bentonite clay to the Mini Detoxing Foot Soak you can eliminate chlorine in the water. 

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Jun 05, 2017 at 06:42am

I have had 3 major setbacks since Christmas. I had Shingles, then Diverticulosis and in May, Walking Pneumonia. The fatigue, sore leg muscles and anxiety it left me with is crippling. I read about epson footbaths and started nightly 4 days ago. On the 2nd day I broke out in itchy burning bumps around my waist and inside my upper arms which at first I though were black fly bites. But I can’t imagine how they would have gotten under my cloths when I had a mosquito net jacket on. I am starting to wonder if it is the cleaning out of the toxins causing this. I must say, I have more energy, my anxiety level is down and my leg muscles ache has diminished. What to do about those bug bite looking bumps? Do I stop the salts foot bath or continue because it is flushing out toxins? I also read it could cause rash due to allergy to the sulphur in the epsom salts. Are you familiar with any of the above? Thank you.


May 10, 2017 at 11:35am

It’s simple and therefore brilliant! tks


May 10, 2017 at 11:35am

Is it safe to soak your feet in Epsom salts every night? I wake up every night several times and would desperately love to sleep all night long!


May 10, 2017 at 11:35am

Cathy, everything I’ve read regarding psoriasis and epsom salts baths is positive! I think a foot soak like this would be a good way to test the results. Happy to know Jeddys Blend and Healing Salve have helped you, darn that plantar fasciitis anyway!


May 10, 2017 at 11:35am

Thanks for posting this, Rebecca… I’d love to try this, but a little scared to, have psoriasis on my feet, on and around heels, both feet; what’s your input using Epson and oils, haven’t really tried eo’s on psoriasis yet. (Still using dovenex Rx vitamin D cream to try & keep it calm with out using the steroid cream) any advice??? *****tried the Jeddy’s the other day ..seemed to help the plantar fasciatis…. would love to wear something other than birkies…. & have to thank you for the healing salve I got in your kit…heating element in oven got me & burned my knuckle pretty bad, I know it would have been infected, adding Lavender & tea tree, little better every day…… Thank you in advance, Cathy…. Xoxoxo

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