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Homemade Foot Soak For Dry Feet [Recipe]

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Fill a large bowl with 2/3 warm water. Add 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1 tbsp of baking soda. You can also add peppermint, aloe vera, chamomile and fennel to relieve dryness. Dip feet for around 20 mins and dry thoroughly. Don't rub skin, this can worsen dryness and irritation. Apply moisturizing cream and wear socks. Consult doctor if this gives rash like symptoms.

There are several lotions and creams that are available on the market that caters to your dry feet. However, going natural is always better and quite often cheaper as well.

One of the ways that you can get your dry feet to a better condition is by giving it a natural moisturizer or hydrate it with a better natural oils. Another way to do it is by using a foot soak. Although, commercial foot baths are also available, making your own foot soaks are quite interesting and will be far cheaper most of the times.

How To Make Homemade Foot Soak?

The ingredients that you will need while making this homemade foot soak are:

Large bowl
1 cup Epsom salts
1 tablespoon baking soda
Essential oils
Moisturizer

Instruction

Fill a large bowl where your feet can comfortably fit with two-thirds warm water.

Add 1 cup of Epsom salts to the warm water and make sure it is dissolved completely.

Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda per quart of water if you suffer from dry skin and foot odor. In addition to relieving dry skin, soaking in baking soda will make the pH of your skin more acidic so that it is less hospitable to the bacteria responsible for foot odor.

If you want some flavors or fragrances, you can add peppermint, aloe vera, chamomile and fennel to relieve dryness.

Dip your feet in for about 20 minutes. After that, dry your feet thoroughly after soaking them. Do not rub your skin dry, as this can worsen dryness and irritation.

Moisturize dry, rough or itchy feet after soaking by applying a moisturizing lotion to dry areas while your feet are still damp. Severely dry skin may benefit from an oil-based moisturizing ointment, as these are more effective at holding moisture inside the skin.

If you notice increased dryness, itching, rash or other symptoms, stop soaking your feet and consult your doctor.

References:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/314093-homemade-foot-soak-for-dry-feet/

 

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correysmith321
correysmith321 5pts

A foot soak is something that I might ask my wife to do for me tonight. Mostly because of how much walking my friends and I did up in the mountains. The foot massage is what has me craving for and which I'm waiting to have. http://www.bodysenserv.com/body-treatments/ 

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Bobbie Miller It's perfectly fine in small amounts!

Bobbie Miller
Bobbie Miller 5pts

I heard ppl who are diabetic and have high bp cannot soak or use Epsom Salt...can you please Explain?

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Saba Maria Eva welcome :)

DrSatish Kumar
DrSatish Kumar 5pts

Skin care .... Foot care ... Cracked heels... Inbox for care

Ofelia Cano
Ofelia Cano 5pts

Suzanna Conn thank you yes that's why I drink it daily Acid reflux Also it heals ulcers

Suzanna Conn
Suzanna Conn 5pts

I also swear by organic cider vinegar and that it as a drink diluted with water and a teaspoon of honey once a day!! It's great for arthritis as well as for acid reflux or digestive problems!! ..

Bridgett T Davis
Bridgett T Davis 5pts

Yes, you can use coconut oil for a lot of different things. It's really amazing!

Kamal Kaur
Kamal Kaur 5pts

My hubby has dry feet & palm since last 4 years, no medication, no home remedy helps?

Ofelia Cano
Ofelia Cano 5pts

I believe in old remedies and Apple Cider Vinegar Does Work I even take One teaspoon a day for my Health Thanks Nemrac Aohco

Praveen Pal
Praveen Pal 5pts

Can u use coconut oil to moisturise ?

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Sounds great.. thanks for the tip Nemrac Aohco :)

Nemrac Aohco
Nemrac Aohco 5pts

I soak my feet for one hour in Apple cider vinegar, the dry skin slough off. You will get rid of the itchy, smelly feet too. Any time I wear socks I rub a little Vaseline on my feet.

Irene Luna
Irene Luna 5pts

Dry skin on foot is painful will try this thanks.

Suzanna Conn
Suzanna Conn 5pts

It's worth trying Kat, especially if you suffer from aching or sore feet!! I love the cure for foot odour too !!!!...\U0001f600\U0001f600\U0001f600

Suzanna Conn
Suzanna Conn 5pts

WOW!! This is so easy to do and all the ingredients are safe and beneficial!! Well done Ayurveda , you've done it again!!!!..L❤️ve Ayurveda!!!..😊😊😊

Kat Strawser
Kat Strawser 5pts

That sounds so nice n much needed for relaxing too.ty

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Roxie Kersbergen 5pts

It's summer. Got to have those Toes, and feet look good.

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I got a foot spa and bad feet but spa so noisy lol