Healing Epsom salt foot soaks: their benefits will blow your mind Healing Epsom salt foot soaks: their benefits will blow your mind

Healing Epsom salt foot soaks: their benefits will blow your mind

Soaking your feet in a tub of warm water is a good way to relax after a long day walking in uncomfortable shoes. If you add Epsom salt, you will get even better results. Learn its benefits here

The healing benefits of a salt foot soak 

Putting your feet in a tub of warm water is a good way to relax 

A foot soak is not only for relaxing after a long day at work or a particularly tough training session, but also to exploit its health benefits. It soothes your muscles, hydrates your skin, and can relieve foot aches and pains, among other things. Moreover, it can help reduce swelling and prevent bacteria from settling into blisters and cuts or under toenails.

Benefits of using Epsom salt:

Adding Epsom salt to the warm water has several benefits

Epsom salt is a combination of magnesium and sulfate. An Epsom salt bath is good for:

1) Reducing stress

Having a foot soak helps relax and reduces stress. It's fantastic to follow it up with a pampering self-massage and a deeply conditioning foot mask.

2) Treating fungal infections

If you think you may have an infection, it is important to ask a doctor so that he can prescribe the appropriate medication. Epsom salt can be used to draw out the infection and soften the skin to help boost medication effects.

3) Exfoliation

The crystallized compound structure of Epsom salt is good for exfoliation. It helps get rid of the dead skin on the feet and soften rough, cracked feet. 

4) Pain relief

Epsom salt can also be taken orally to remove toxins from the body that can cause irritation, inflammation, and body pain.

How to make a foot soak with Epsom salt

Here you have the step-by-step to make a foot soak with Epsom salt:

  1. Fill a basin with warm water until it is deep enough to cover your feet.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt.
  3. Soak your feet for 30 to 60 minutes twice a week.
  4. Dry thoroughly and then moisturize your feet to prevent cracked skin and irritation

You can find this salt at most drug stores and pharmacies.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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