4 Benefits of Soaking Your Feet In Epsom Salt

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Your feet endure a lot on a daily basis, and yet they are often neglected. It’s no surprise that so many people suffer from foot discomfort. Give your feet a treat and experience these 4 benefits of Epsom foot soaks.

Pure Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is extracted from a spring in Epsom in Surrey, England. Although it is called a salt, it is not actually a type of salt but a compound of magnesium and sulfate. Epsom salt has many uses at home, including skincare and gardening. In skincare, the most common use of Epsom salt is through bath soaks and foot soaks. Epsom salts have moisturizing and exfoliating properties and provide benefits for the mind as well.

Circulation Foot Soak

Circulation Foot Soak

Better Bath Better Body’s Circulation Foot Soak contains ginger, cypress, eucalyptus, wintergreen, and lavender essential oils in addition to Epsom salt. This foot soak is designed to promote relaxation and rejuvenation for tired feet.

4 Benefits Of Soaking Your Feet

Ease Foot Discomfort

Many people experience foot discomfort regularly. There are numerous possible causes of this condition. It could be from an injury, prolonged standing or walking, or bunions. The discomfort caused by those conditions can be alleviated with a warm foot soak. The combination of warm water, Epsom salt, and aromatic essential oils can help the muscles and joints in your feet to relax.

Exfoliate And Soften Skin On Your Feet

If you’re always on your feet—whether you’re walking, running, or standing—your feet probably have rough skin, cracked heels, and other similar issues. While those are not something to be ashamed of, they are not ideal. You can slowly soothe them by regularly soaking your feet in an Epsom foot soak. Epsom salt, along with essential oils, has moisturizing properties that can soften the skin on your feet.

Epsom salt can also help exfoliate dead skin and cracked heels. Simply pour some Epsom salt onto your hand and rub that on your feet. Your feet will feel softer with regular use. If you have thick calluses and corns, rub them with a pumice stone or an emery board after a foot soak. That way, they will be much softer and easier to scrub away.

Deodorize Feet

When your feet sweat and it fails to evaporate throughout the day when you’re wearing shoes, the resulting unpleasant odor will adhere to your footwear and plague you for a long time. If you have noticed that your feet emit an unusual odor, consider having a foot soak at the end of the day. A quick foot soak will remove sweat and dirt immediately. Our Circulation Foot Soak also has a fragrant scent, so it will leave your feet smelling fresh and clean every time. However, make sure to complement foot soaks with breathable shoes and socks or deodorizers for your shoes to avoid unpleasant odors around the clock.

Promotes Relaxation And Sleep

How many times have you had trouble sleeping because of foot discomfort? Aside from bringing comfort to your feet, one of the benefits of Epsom foot soaks is that it promotes relaxation and better sleep. Epsom salt, as well as eucalyptus and lavender essential oils, allows you to unwind with ease. Soaking your feet for a few minutes is enough for you to soothe your senses, but not only that—you can use the time you soak your feet in Epsom salt to meditate and calm yourself. With a tranquil mind, you can fall asleep more quickly and have a deep sleep throughout the night.

How To Do An Epsom Foot Soak Detox

After a long day, you deserve to be able to focus on yourself. Take the time to soak your feet in warm water with our Circulation Foot Soak blend for much-needed physical and mental relief. Make sure the water is comfortably warm for your feet.

  1. Find a container that is big enough for your feet. Fill this with warm water up to your ankles.
  2. Add ½ cup of Circulation Foot Soak into the container and mix it a little. Let the bath soak dissolve for 2 minutes. 
  3. Check the temperature of the water to make sure it’s the right warmth for you.
  4. Slip your feet into the foot soak, and keep them submerged for 30 to 45 minutes.
  5. If you want to exfoliate your feet, after 30 to 45 minutes of soaking, pour a small amount of Epsom salt on your hand and gently rub them over your heels and other areas that need exfoliation.
  6. Rinse your feet with cool water. Thoroughly dry your feet and use some lotion to lock in moisture. You can also massage your feet while applying lotion to further ease any discomfort you may be feeling.

How Often Should You Do An Epsom Foot Soak Detox?

Although one of the many benefits of soaking your feet in Epsom salt is that they will be moisturized afterward, excessive use of Epsom salt can lead to drying. Soak your feet in Epsom salt up to two to three times a week to optimize the benefits and avoid drying at the same time. Likewise, do not leave your feet soaked in Epsom salt for longer than 1 hour.

Takeaway

Epsom salt is popular for use in baths and foot soaks because it is great for relaxation. The benefits of Epsom foot soaks also include their exfoliating, moisturizing, and deodorizing abilities. In addition, Epsom salt can soothe your mind and body, which can lead to better sleep.

Having an Epsom foot soak is a great way to end your day or your week no matter how tired you are. For the ultimate relaxation experience, you may pair our Circulation Foot Soak with Better Bath Better Body’s other amazing blends. Place your order for high-quality Epsom salt online today.

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