detox-feetThe process of detoxification through the feet is an east and effective way to help in cleaning the body of toxins that may have accumulated in the body over time. This detox technique is effortless in that you don’t have to sacrifice by going on a diet. Moreover, food detoxification is guaranteed to be one of the safest ways to detoxify the body. There are many ways to implement food detox, including the use of detox pads, detox foot spas; both electric and homemade. Making use of any of these procedures can result in a healthier life and effective body cleansing. Here’s how these procedures work:

  • Foot Detox Pads

Foot detox pads are usually made from natural tree and bamboo extracts. You can purchase detox pads in health food stores. These pads also known as foot detox patches originated in Japan and are very easy to use.

All you need to do is apply the foot detox patches before going to sleep. Remove the detox pads immediately after waking up. Most pads usually darken as a sign that toxins were effectively removed from the body overnight. Those who use detox pads report positive results such as less fatigue, less joint paint, and fewer headache episodes.

  • Ionic Foot Baths

Ionic foot baths on the other hand are indicted to detoxify the body through the extraction of toxins by way of the feet. Ionic baths make use of the electrical process which in turn produces both positive and negative ions soaked in saltwater.

Ionic foot batchs work through ionization of warm saltwater with alternating polarities as you breathe and enjoyed renewed sense of wellness that comes from the process of cleansing and soaking the feet into the solution.

While the feet bathe in the ionic solution, toxins are effectively released by the body. These toxins are a produce of unhealthy eating habits, specifically regular consumption of processed foods and saturated fats. We also take in toxins from the air we breathe as a result of air pollution.

The concept behind ionic foot baths is a processed called electrolysis. This is a method that makes use of electrical current to produce chemical reactions. Energy is successfully produced through saltwater that breaks down the water molecules into ions. Warm water opens the pores of the feet, while salt acts as an anti-inflammatory astringent. During the procedure, the ions are absorbed and the detoxification of the feet begins.

Once saltwater has been added o the foot bath, you will then see the water change in color; usually to dark mud brown to black. The color change is a result of salt’s reaction to the ionic cartridge, and is not a result of toxins leaving the body, as some mistakenly believe.

  • Feet Soaking

Unlike other detox products, ionic foot baths can be done regularly for up to forty minutes per session. It is not necessary to use a foot detox machine more than once daily to achieve positive results or deep foot cleansing results.

Aside from the benefits of detoxing the skin of the feet, ionic foot baths may also be used to soothe and relax. Let us admit to the fact that there is nothing more relaxing than coming home to rest the feet in warm saltwater  foot bath as you unwind after a long day at work or at school. Combining ionic foot baths with deep breathing techniques and meditation will undoubtedly increase the body’s oxygen supply whilst giving you an overall sense of calm and wellness.

  • Recipe for Homemade Detox Foot Bath

For your homemade detox foot bath, you need t a simple container that is large enough for both of your feet to fit in comfortably.


  • Purchase an herb packet that was specifically made for foot detoxification.
  • If you are unable to find an herbal food packet, you may go ahead and try using common ingredients that you can find in the kitchen such as dried hot peppers, garlic, ginger, tea, and dried citrus peels. For instance, green tea is effective as it functions to eliminate problematic foot odor as a result of accumulation of toxins.
  • Mix your store-bought or homemade herbal concoction with hot water before soaking your foot into the bath. Soak your feet for 25 minutes, relax, and enjoy.