A Foot Bath
is an alternative health treatment that may soothe the feet, reduce inflammation, and soften skin. It's typically a warm water soak that contains salt or essential oils.
Some people also use a foot mask or scrub to clean and soften their feet. A homemade foot scrub can contain ingredients like glycerin, olive oil, and baking soda.The mixture can be applied to the feet for about 15 minutes and washed off afterward. The olive oil can soften the skin and reduce foot odors. The baking soda can exfoliate the skin and ease itching.
An ionic detox foot bath is another alternative health treatment that's popular at some alternative healthcare centers and for sale online. It works by ionizing the water in the bath, which attracts and neutralizes toxins.
In a study published in 2012, researchers tested the effectiveness of an ionic foot bath to remove toxins from six participants' bodies. They found that the ions produced by the electrical current were able to flush toxins out of the body more effectively than other detox treatments.
Some of the benefits of an ionic detox foot bath include reducing the concentration of heavy metals, mold, yeast, and fungus in blood and urine. It also helps remove pesticides and other chemicals that can build up in the body.