As the days cool off, a warm, relaxing soak at the end of a long day is likely to feel enticing. Soaking in a bath or soaking the looks like a luxury for some people that they don’t have time. It can be hectic, busy and demanding for our lives. All the on – the-go, however, can take on your body a toll, particularly your feet. Sometimes you just have to stop taking a load off your feet and soak your foot.
Feet soaking in some warm water is more than just feet. Besides relaxing and relieving built-up stress, depending on what you put in the water, there are many benefits to your feet. The various types of soaks yield to one’s feet different but equally great advantages. An Epsom salt soak and an essential oil soak are the most common types of feet soak.
Epsom Soaks Salt Foot
Epsom salt is a mixture of magnesium and sulfate. When added to the warm foot soaking water, it can provide a number of health benefits including: flushing toxins and heavy metals from skin cells Lowering inflammation Improves circulation Ease muscle cramps and joint pain Relaxes muscles and nerves and helps to properly function electrolyte levels Targets and helps eliminate harmful substances from the body Stops foot odor Heals.Epsom salt in stores is cheap and easy to find. Simply add a few teaspoons and soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes to your foot wash basin.
Soak essential oil
Try these foot soaks if you’re in essential oils and home remedies: Cedarwood oil soak: Cedarwoodhas anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, making this soak great in treating Athlete’s Foot and other foot fungus conditions Cypress oil soak: Cypress oil acts as a deodorant and antiseptic, making it an effective blister and foot odor treatment. Juniper berry oil soak: Juniper plant berry reduces muscle aches discomfort and is great for the treatment of foot arthritis.
Lavender oil soak: Lavender is a reliever of relaxation and pain, making this foot soak great for healing sore muscles and joints and conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Rosemary oil soak: Rosemary has antiseptic properties and is great for soothing tired and sore muscles, making it a great soak to do on your feet after a long day. Winter green oil is regarded as the aspirin of nature. It helps with pain and swelling and has a particularly pleasurable cooling sensation on tired feet.
Humidity. It is also possible to add epsom salt and essential oils to this soak foot. They are not the cure-all for every foot condition, as therapeutic as foot soaks are. In fact, for minor aches and pains, foot soaks are recommended. See a podiatrist as soon as possible and forget the soak if you notice any of the following on your foot:
Severe foot pain that suddenly results in swelling or redness of the foot or feet Experience diabetic foot pain Experience foot pain that lasts longer than seven days.