Are you a regular customer to a salon to get a pedicure done? Of course, professional pedicures are a bliss.
In general, a basic pedicure foot soak consists of warm water or lemon. If you go to a professional end, you can find people using paraffin pedicure to target dry skin, crystal pedicure to get rid of discoloration, and etc.
In such types of pedicures, they use different ingredients to tackle each health or skin problems. For instance, Baking soda is used for dry skin and similarly eucalyptus oil to relieve stress.
Likewise, there are different types of foot soaks in any pedicure to deal with many health and skin problems.
In this article, we share different types of foot soak recipes that work great for any health or skin problem.
Types Of Foot Soaks
A foot soak acts as a foot detox to remove toxins and heavy metals from the body through your feet. They show up a zillion benefits like,
- Balancing the body’s pH
- Boosting Mood
- Relieving Stress
- Reducing Swelling
- Increasing immunity to any illness
- Improving Heart health
- Destroying harmful toxins and Microorganisms
Best Recommended Home Foot Spa Equipments
1. Citrus Foot Soak For Aches
This aromatic foot soak helps greatly to reduce foot aches. If you’ve foot swelling or walked throughout the day, the citrus foot soak will help to reduce the pain.
Moreover, it can also help with bad foot odor. A long day of wearing the same shoes or socks in air condition rooms might stink a lot. In such cases, do a citrus foot soak to get rid of bad foot smell.
- Sliced Lemon – 1
- Sliced Orange – 1
- Peppermint Oil – 4 drops
- Tea tree oil – 4 drops
- Baking soda – 2 tbsp
Soak your feet in this citrus solution for about half an hour and then proceed with other steps of a pedicure.
2. Foot Soak For Dead Skin
The impurities, dead skin cells, and bacteria get accumulated and clog the pores. Thereby your feet cracks and becomes rough. Your dream to get a soft, clear, and pink feet will never be fulfilled. Therefore, you must remove dead skin cells away from your feet quite often.
The best ingredients that can banish away dead skin cells are Baking soda and Lemon juice.
- Baking soda – 2 tbsp
- Warm water – 3 cups
- Half Lemon juice
Soak your feet in this detox solution for about half an hour and then proceed with other steps of a pedicure.
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3. Athletes Foot Soak
Athletes foot is a common fungal infection that leads to itching, a rash, and burning of the foot. To treat it, you can try foot soaks. The best foot soaks for an athlete’s foot must include tea tree oil as it has anti-fungal properties. Else, you may also consider Epsom salt, since it has detoxifying and healing benefits.
- Warm water
- Tea tree oil – 10 drops
- Epsom salt – 1 tsp
- Peppermint oil – 10 drops
Mix all the ingredients and soak your feet in the solution for about an hour. It also relaxes and relieves stress.
4. Eucalyptus Soak For Stress
Feel like a spa-inspired foot soak while indulging in a eucalyptus foot soak. It makes you feel immensely relaxed and soothing.
To make this stress-free soak add 12 drops of Eucalyptus oil and 1 tablespoon Epsom salt to a container full of warm water. Mix all the ingredients and soak your feet in the solution of 30 minutes or an hour. As the water cools down, replace it with warm water again.
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5. Herbal Soak For Tiredness
On stressful days, after an hour’s workout in the gym, or sitting for a long time, you can try this home remedy which will help the body function normally. Moreover, you’ll get a detoxified and healthy skin because of the herbal ingredients in the soak. They get infused into your skin and do wonders by improving skin and providing relaxation.
- Epsom or Sea salt – 2 tbsp
- Baking soda – 1 tsp
- Olive oil – 1 tsp
- Herbs (parsley, mint or rosemary)
Make a foot soak with sea salt, baking soda, olive oil, and your preferred herbs like parsley, mint, rosemary or any others. Soak your feet for 30 minutes and stay relaxed.
6. Baking Soda For Dry Skin
Worrying with pigmented feet? Baking soda or vitamin C can greatly help to remove dead skin from the feet. However, if you’ve any feet allergies or sensitive skin you can use vitamin C ingredients like lemon or orange juice.
Add 2-3 tsp of baking soda to your foot soak and place your into the solution for 10 minutes. Later, immediately apply a thick moisturizer to avoid dryness.
7. Lavender Soak For Sore Muscles
Lavender is one such incredible ingredient used as a natural pain reliever. The soak with lavender essential oil can relax down your muscles and calm your mind with its beautiful fragrance.
- Lavender essential oil – 10 drops
- Epsom salts – 1/2 cup
To the foot bath, add all the ingredients and soak your feet for 20 minutes.
8. ACV Soak For Toenail Fungus
The antibacterial and antifungal properties of apple cider vinegar will help cracked feet by removing the dead skin. It also helps soothe dry skin, foot odor, and toenail fungus.
For the ACV soak, mix 1 part of vinegar with 2 parts of water and soak your feet in the solution for 15 minutes. You can use any beautiful aromatic essential oils if you think ACV has a foul smell.
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