Essential Oil Foot Soak
Soaking your feet in a bath of hot water does more than just relax and soothe your body; foot soaks also have the power to alleviate symptoms from colds and flu, to abdominal pain and more.
Ultimate relaxation may be one of the most obvious health benefits of foot soaks, but research shows that soaking your feet in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes per day can do wonders for your mood, your energy level, your sleeping habits and any aches and pains that affect you — in your feet and beyond.
Foot Soak Healing Powers
Even as reflexology demonstrates, your entire body is represented by and connected to your feet. Therefore, caring for and nurturing your feet can bring health and well-being to all of your limbs and organs. Here are just a few health benefits that result when you immerse your feet in a relaxing hot water bath.
Foot Bath: Warms the Blood…
And the Soul
Foot baths increase your overall body temperature, which can relieve muscle and mental tension, alleviate stress and increase white blood cell activity. All of this boosts your immune system, which prevents sickness and increases your overall health and well-being.
A Foot Soak Increases Circulation
Soaking and cleansing your feet in hot water reduces inflammation and stimulates circulation, bringing congested blood to the dilated vessels in the feet and lower legs.
Bathing Your Feet Fights Fatigue
It may sound counterproductive that foot baths could be both calming and energizing at the same time, but they do have the magic to simultaneously soothe and awaken the body. Not to mention boosting your mood, helping lower blood pressure and improving your sleep habits.
Reduces Depression and Anxiety
Foot baths have been thought to help with depression as they can decrease and/or completely eliminate tension, anger, confusion, hostility and anxiety.
Softens and Beautifies The Feet
Anyone who’s had a pedicure knows that an essential step in the cosmetic process is soaking the feet in warm water. This helps reduce the presence and appearance of typical foot problems like calluses, corns, and dry skin.
Stamps Out Stress
Footbaths are naturally soothing, and just one foot soak has the power to calm the mind and the body into a state of relaxed bliss. This improves cognitive function, helps boost creativity and work habits, leads to better sleep and improves your overall mood. Adding aromatherapy or essential oils to your foot bath can increase these health benefits, leading to ultimate tranquility and a wholly satisfying way to unwind after a stressful day.