When sandal season is in full swing, you’ll want your feet looking and feeling their best. At the same time, summer feet take quite a beating. Not only are you more active, but open footwear can expose your skin to sun rays, lawn chemicals and dust, which can contain pollutants and toxins. This is why some swear by the healthful effects of a relaxing detox foot bath.
Luckily, with a few simple supplies, you can pamper yourself with a foot bath at home, without paying spa prices. Just create a quiet and comfortable space to sit and relax, play some soft music and warm up the water before adding one of these ingredients to your detox summer foot bath.
Epsom salt — A cup of this can bring relief to strains, sprains and tension, thanks to the magnesium and its muscle-relaxing properties. Even if your feet are free of aches and pains, Epsom salt does wonders for softening and moisturizing skin.
Apple cider vinegar — Some have found that adding apple cider vinegar to a foot bath is a natural deodorant, which is definitely a benefit on those sweltering summer days.
Bentonite clay — It will leave your tootsies feeling smooth and soft, but some tout its power to draw out toxins and impurities. You can whisk the powder right into the foot bath, or start off your pampering session with a homemade mask. All you need is a few tablespoons of powder, enough water to turn it into a paste, and a couple of drops of essential oil. Then, slather it all over your feet, and just sit back and relax. Once the mask dries, soak them in the warm foot bath you prepared and let the mask dissolve away.
Be sure and have a soft, fluffy clean towel on hand to pat your feet dry. The SETTE Double Towel Stand from Better Living is perfect for keeping clean, fluffy towels at the ready for any at home spa session. Tools like this make it easy to bring luxury to your home.