Leading a sedentary lifestyle can cause poor blood circulation, most especially in the lower extremities. Pair that with terrible eating habits and exposure to environmental pollutants and you may end up with toxin overload. Continue reading to learn how you can flush impurities out of your body with the help of detoxifying foot pads you can make at home.
Because it is important to get rid of poisonous substances that have collected in the body before they have the chance to ruin your health big time, the internet is teeming with all sorts of detoxifying supplements, diets and juices. When it comes to purifying the body, the best solution is always the one that’s easy to accomplish. If it’s trouble-free to do, your chances of succeeding in ridding your body of toxins is higher.
You may have already come across detoxifying foot pads on your trip to the local pharmacy, health food shop, or even convenience store and supermarket. These products are said to help remove impurities in your body by means of pads with sticky undersides that you place on the soles of your feet before hitting the sack.
While the numerous testaments to the effectiveness of these foot pads may bring some sparkle to your eyes, checking out the price tags they have may leave you with a frown. Many of these products do not come cheap. Especially if you are on a tight shopping budget, you may miss out on some of the purported benefits of using these detoxifying foot pads.
Fret not because it is still possible to jump in the bandwagon without ending up with a huge hole in your pocket. There is a simple way to whip up foot pads with your own hands. The most important ingredients, in particular the ones that can remove poisonous substances in your body, are most likely to be already in your kitchen.
In case your medicine cabinet or first aid kit does not contain self-sticking gauze pads, you may have to pick up a couple of them at your nearest pharmacy as they are crucial in the making of DIY foot pads.
Without further ado, here’s how you can make your very own detoxifying foot pads:
- Self-sticking gauze pads
- Peel a few cloves of garlic and finely chop them.
- Chop up 1/2 medium-sized onion.
- Using a kettle, bring about 1/2 cup of water to a boil.
- Add the chopped up garlic and onions to the boiling water. Allow to boil for 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a glass bowl and allow it to cool to room temperature.
How to use:
- Place equal amounts of the liquid with chopped up garlic and onions on your self-sticking gauze pads.
- Carefully place them on the soles of your feet.
- Put on socks to make sure that the self-sticking gauze pads will stay in place as you sleep.
- The following day, carefully remove.
- You will notice that your DIY foot pads have darkened in color, a sign that they have worked.
That’s how easy it is to make and use detoxifying foot pads. You really don’t have to shell out a huge sum of cash just to benefit from the detoxifying properties of such products. You simply have to chop up a couple of herbs already found in your very own kitchen, bring them to a boil, and place on the soles of your feet using self-sticking gauze pads.
There is no magic involved here. Both garlic and onions are known to have superb antioxidant properties. They also have amazing antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory capabilities. It’s no wonder why they can help in the removal of impurities that have collected in your body. Do share your wonderful experiences with homemade detox foot pads!