Do you even care for your feet? Do you really give them the TLC they deserve? Putting your poor feet under a running faucet is not really doing much for them!
You may not have the habit of soaking your feet in a bath of scented, hot water after a long workday or any given day, but it’s about time that you did because foot baths do not only remove bad odor, soothe your nerves and help your body relax but also relieve colds, reduce stress, stimulate blood circulation, and uplift your mood.
Say goodbye to cracked heels and welcome a smooth, healthy skin with some incredible foot baths made of a set of kitchen ingredients like baking soda, lemon, and coconut oil, that you can prepare in the comfort of your home.
#1 – Lemon juice foot bath
When life gives you lemons, make a lemon juice foot bath!
The acidity of lemon juice is perfect for your feet; it helps remove bad odor, stains from nails, dead skin cells from your feet, and get rid of cracked skin on your heels.
You may leave pieces of lemon in the bath to rub your feet with them or soak your feet in a mixture of lemon juice and vinegar for up to 15 minutes to help soften your skin.
Then, soak a foot scrub in the lemon juice or lemon juice and vinegar bath and start scrubbing your feet.
Keep scrubbing for up to 5 minutes to effectively remove dead skin, and wash and dry them properly after you finish.
The bad odor will disappear and fresh skin will appear!
#2 – Listerine and vinegar foot bath
Listerine and vinegar are a powerful combination despite how weird you may think it is! Here is why:
Listerine, the antiseptic mouthwash product used for gingivitis and cavities, can also get rid of foot fungus and bad smell caused by the bacteria living on your skin. In the same way, vinegar’s high acidity destroys fungus and any undesirable odor.
Now mix one cup of white vinegar and one cup of Listerine in the same hot bath for 15 minutes or more and you get an invincible foot remedy that can help remove dead skin from your feet and give you soft, clean-smelling feet.
#3 – Baking soda foot bath
Baking soda is famous for its many household and body uses. It’s a beneficial remedy for your feet that helps soften your skin, eliminate nasty odors, and relax your body.
Dissolve three to four tablespoons of baking soda with warm water and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes, then massage them and scrub your callouses.
This bath will uplift your mood and remove toxins if you add orange citrus to it. It will help remove toxins if you mix baking soda, orange citrus, and Epsom together.
#4 – Epsom salt foot bath
Epsom salt is popular for its many benefits on health like reducing stress, inflammation, and muscle soreness.
Epsom salt is rich in magnesium which can be absorbed through your skin to increase the level of magnesium in your body, reduce foot pain, and quell foot odor.
Dissolve one or two cups of Epsom salt in warm water and soak your feet for up to 30 minutes to bring out its full effect. This warm, salty bath will relieve you from stress since salt is known to reduce the amount of cortisol—a stress hormone.
#5 – Cucumber foot bath
Cucumber is not only a heartburn remedy and thirst quencher but also a perfect skin remedy that is packed with vitamin C, caffeic acid, and phytochemicals that help tighten the collagen in the skin and reduce wrinkles.
Cut a cucumber into thin slices and massage your feet with them before soaking them in a mixture of lemon juice and warm water for 20 minutes or more.
Cucumbers are 95% water with a cooling effect which is perfect for dry skin and sunburns.
#6 – Coconut oil and lime foot bath
Coconut oil is also a perfect skincare ingredient that helps keep the skin hydrated and smooth, heals skin cuts and acne, and kills fungi and bacteria, thanks to its fatty acids that have an antimicrobial ability.
Meanwhile, lime is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and flavonoids that help it act as a detoxifying cleanser.
Combine these two ingredients in one bath and they will together plot against fungi, inflammation, and dry skin and give you rejuvenated, healthy feet that smell like spring instead of that smell of death!
Who needs a pricey pedicure when you can have a DIY foot soak at home! Your feet will thank you very much for giving them the love and care they deserve for all the sacrifices they make for you every day. Relax and enjoy your warm foot baths!