After a long day of work and constantly being on our feet, we need time for our feet to relax. Our feet become rough and dry and they need to be taken well care of. And foot soaks are the way to do it! They have many benefits in keeping our feet looking smooth and being odor-free.
Why is Epsom salt beneficial?
Epsom salts help remove any foot odors and gets rid of bacteria, according to the Livestrong Foundation. It soothes sore muscles and helps decrease inflammation. It also relaxes and softens your feet and gives your feet what it deserves. According to a study in the International Journal of Dermatology, mentioned by Livestrong, researchers found that soaking skin in water that has magnesium salts, such as Epsom salt, helps soften the skin.
How can we make an Epsom foot bath?
According to Livestrong, what you need is warm water to fill up a tub or a bucket. Then, add about two cups of Epsom salt per gallon of water. Lastly, stir it until it dissolves. Many people like to add essential oils as well, as they add a therapeutic benefit.
Why is vinegar beneficial?
Vinegar helps with feet odors and even warts, according to Medical News Today. Medical News Today also discusses how our feet are receptive to dehydration, which causes bacteria and it can helps clear these issues.
How can we make a vinegar foot bath?
Medical News Today also shows ways in which you can make a vinegar foot bath. Fill a bucket or tub with warm water and add one cup of vinegar. Then soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes.
Why is coconut oil beneficial?
The website Greatist discusses the many benefits of coconut oil on our skin. First it has many moisturizing benefits, leaving your feet soft and supple. Coconut oil also has antibacterial properties which help the odor on the feet and helps treat athlete’s foot.
How can we make a coconut oil foot bath?
Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to warm water in a tub and let the oil soak into your feet to leave it soft and supple.