5 Benefits of a Mini Detox Foot Soak

February 04, 2014

5 Benefits of a Mini Detox Foot Soak

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!



      1. If you dry brush, do so before soaking your feet. This step will help get rid of dead skin and open up pores.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.