11 simple home-made baths for tired feet
Hot foot baths or refilling hot water when the bath has cooled are not recommended. The initial temperature of the foot bath should be pleasant to the user and it does not matter if the water cools down at the end of the procedure. For more efficient care of the health of the feet and legs, daily washing and two or three times a week application of a bath that deeply cleanses the skin is enough. Foot baths are hygienic and healing procedures with preventive effects. They strengthen the circulation of the legs. Foot baths are good treatments for healthy people. In the case of some diseases such as psoriasis, diabetes, hypertension – then it is necessary to consult before taking any bath. Baths with other preparations enable good condition of the feet and legs if there are no contraindications. Baths eliminate fatigue, activate blood flow, remove and reduce foot sweating, strengthen foot mobility and are an additional aid in arthritic and rheumatic joint pain. All this depends on the composition of the bath. Each bath is a procedure for a specific purpose.
- Pour warm water into a deep bowl. Add bath foam and 2 to 3 tablespoons of sea salt. Keep your feet in this bowl for about 20 minutes. Rub your feet with a stone after the bath. Dry with a towel and apply moisturizer.
- Baths with warm water and mint help tired feet. An additional 5 to 6 drops of lavender, rose or rosemary essential oil can be added.
- Salt bath is applied for a year for arthritis and osteoarthritis. Put 3 tablespoons of sea salt or ordinary table salt in two liters of water. Wait for the salt to melt. Hold your legs for about 20 minutes.
- For better microcirculation and relaxation of the muscles in the legs, use warm baths and essential oils of cloves and bergamot.
- Against foot sweating, use a bath with 3 liters of warm water and 2 tablespoons of potato starch. Keep this mixture on the stove until boiling and then cool to room temperature. Pour into a deeper bowl. Keep your feet in this bath for about 20 minutes.
- Oak bark can be used against sweating, which dries the skin perfectly and removes unpleasant odors. Pour two tablespoons of chopped oak bark with one liter of water. Keep the mixture on the stove until boiling, then cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat. Strain. Pour into a bowl and add another 2 liters of warm water. Hold your legs for about 15 minutes.
- For soft skin, baths with baking soda are recommended. Pour 3 tablespoons of baking soda into 3 liters of water.
- For soft skin, you can also use an herbal bath. Mix thyme, nettle and birch leaves in equal parts. Add the two-toothed Latin Bidens plant if you have the option of purchasing this plant. Boil half a cup of the herbal mixture in one liter of boiling water. Leave for half an hour and pour into a bowl. Add another 2 liters of warm water. Hold your legs for about 20 minutes.
- For cracks and blisters, pour one tablespoon of starch into one liter of water. Hold your feet for about 15 minutes, then rinse. Lubricate your feet with moisturizer.
- Herbal baths are useful for cracks on the skin of the feet and legs. Pour 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil into 2 liters of water. St. John’s wort bath is especially useful. St. John’s wort has antiseptic and analgesic properties.
- Baths with sage, chamomile and calendula have disinfectant properties and actively renew the skin. They are even used in case of open wounds.