LIFESTYLE & HEALTH

Homemade Detox Foot Pad That Can Help Remove Dangerous Toxins From The Body

Date July 5, 2019 11:53

If you want to lead a healthy lifestyle, there are a lot of things involved. Eating well and exercising properly, for instance. But what about detox foot pads?

According to MayoClinic, detox foot pads are usually stuck to the bottom of the feet and left there overnight. It is claimed that these foot pads help draw out toxins from the body, which accounts for the darkened or discolored appearance that one notices on the foot pad when it's peeled off in the morning.

Make detox foot pads at home

According to BoredDaddy, the ingredients you'll need for your footpad include onion, garlic, water, self-stick gauze pads, and socks.

The first step is to chop up the onion and garlic, then set aside. Next, pour some water in a kettle and leave to boil. Add your sliced onion and garlic to the boiling water then let them boil for ten minutes.

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Allow the water to cool for about 20 minutes then pour the mix in the center of the gauze pads. Ensure you only pour enough to get the pads wet. You can squeeze out excess liquid if it's too much.

Stick the pad on the soles of your feet putting the focus on the center. Then put on socks so the pads won't fall off. Leave them on overnight the throw out the used pads the next morning.

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There's also a different method of making the detox foot pad. Here, instead of putting your chopped-up onion and garlic in boiling water, put them in boiling apple cider vinegar instead and follow the steps described above.

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Interestingly, there are ready-made detox foot pads out there too just in case this process is too complicated for you to follow nightly.

Another detox method

The foot pad isn't the only known way to rid the body of unhealthy toxins. You can also try the lemon feet soak, which involves adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil, 2 tbs of Epsom salt, 2 tbs of olive oil and the juice of one lemon into a bowl of hot water.

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You can then soak your feet in here for 15 minutes, rinse off with warm water then scrub off the dead skin cells.

The processes seem easy enough, but keep in mind that there has been no scientific proof that this detox method works. However, considering that it's an overall safe thing to do, then there's really no harm in trying, is there?

Getting rid of unhealthy toxins isn't a bad idea and these methods are relatively convenient enough to try.

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